innovation

Jolting Creativity

Innovation is necessary for the progress of our civilization and invention is necessary in order to be able to generate new kinds of innovation. The first is the improvement of an existing process. The second is about starting on a completely novel path. We can take a look at the creativity that leads to the …

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Efficiency and Resilience

The efficiency of a system is its ability to produce a certain amount of output per unit of input. Its resilience is its ability to withstand extreme variations in the conditions under which it must function. These two parameters are in a dynamic relationship, often requiring a tradeoff: maximizing the efficiency results in a brittle …

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Island Ecosystems

The ecosystems of islands, whether biological or economical, allow for unprecedented experimentation, supported by their natural isolation. I’m in Malta, where Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies are being actively supported by the local regulator, giving a clear platform, and sandboxes to try to see what works. Malta has a history of resilience, a small nation …

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Innovation Summit 2017

I was invited to the Innovation Summit 2017 to interview Steve Wozniak, “The Woz”. Here’s the link to the video. Below you can also find the audio of the interview and the transcript     Andrea Poggi: Thank you, Steve. Thank you for coming. Thank you, really. It’s an honor for us that you are …

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Lindbergh’s Lesson: Contests and Competition Supercharge Innovation

When Lindbergh made his successful transatlantic flight, it was to win a contest that catalyzed competition and innovation in the field of aviation. Inspired by the lesson of the Orteig Prize, the various Global Impact Competition contests around the world award a scholarship for Singularity University’s Global Solution Program for innovators that want to positively …

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Interdisciplinary knowledge accelerates innovative solutions

The power of ideas in modern agriculture, which can be born within different disciplines, is multiplied by their cross fertilization eliminating the barriers between silos of knowledge, growing healthier crops, regenerating soil health, and improving farm economics. We constantly increase our knowledge about the world, how it works, and how we can apply that knowledge …

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Excessive regulation of drones is hindering the development of innovative applications

A new technology needs breathing space, in order to blossom into multiple interesting applications. It looks like drones are being instead suffocated under the weight of excessive regulation, which will delay their development. At least that is the strongest message from Drone Expo, which was held in Bergamo, Italy on May 17-18, 2015. The conversations were …

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