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NEW! Featured Publication

Mobile Medicine 1st Edition

Edited by Sherri Douville, CEO at Medigram

Mobile Medicine BookPromoFor background today, a leading cause of preventable death is still a delay in information, every nine minutes according to the esteemed Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The reasons for this are both technical and cultural. This groundbreaking, the multi-disciplinary book was written with 27 leaders and edited by Sherri Douville, CEO at Medigram (and IEEE volunteer SG Trust Co-Chair for P2933) to outline how to save hundreds of thousands of lives by eradicating a delay in information. The book includes contributors with collectively more than 200 years of medical practice and healthcare technology expertise from health systems, medical device companies, the life sciences industry, startups, and academia who are all passionate about saving lives with mobility in medicine.

Leveraging their collective expertise and vision in medicine, IT, cybersecurity, privacy, innovation leadership, technical standards development, culture, to bring forward original IT leadership research from MIT and USC. This book efficiently conveys the skills, management, leadership, and execution models required to take mobility in medicine from aspirational to operational. The Mobile Medicine book also provides a roadmap to implement further advanced technologies in medicine while saving healthcare industry leaders and investors time through enabling the rapid assessment of opportunities for the safe and secure development, deployment, and implementation of mobility and other advanced technologies into medicine.

Click here to learn more and purchase the book -- available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle. 

 

IEEE Digital Reality eBooks

 Post-Pandemic Megatrends

eBook Cover Image portalsizeBy Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality Co-Chair

One of the goals of the Digital Reality Initiative is to monitor and foster the Digital Transformation, a major factor in pushing several activities into the cyberspace maintaining a seamless continuum between the physical space and the cyberspace. This is affecting much more than the way we operate, do business, and access services: it is changing our perception of reality, blurring the dividing line between physical and cyber.

The pandemic and the related countermeasures have accelerated the use of the cyberspace, most of the time as a way to survive the new landscape and constraints. The big question for companies is to understand what will happen once the pandemic will be over. Will our life go back to the pre-pandemic “normal” or will there be a new normal? Also, what will be the long-term effect of the changes induced by the pandemic?
This eBook is addressing these questions

Click here to access the eBook (PDF, 9.2 MB)

 The Future of Digital Twins

DT TitleimageBy Derrick de Kerchove, Scientific Direction at Media 2000, and Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality Co-Chair

The broad variety of ideas defining Digital Twins and their uses is a clear indication of the rapid evolution and the diversity of application areas. This leads to several ways of defining them since, in a way, they get twisted to fit the specific need of an area, and those needs may significantly differ across diverse application areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, machines, people, etc.
In this eBook, derived from a webinar conducted via the IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series, we try to address the Future of Digital Twins by looking at the forces that are pushing their adoption, and the adaptations taking place in their deployment.

Click here to access the eBook (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Megatrends for 2021-2030

Megatrends eBookgGraphic 3By Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality Co-Chair

The ongoing pandemic was nowhere to be seen in 2019, hence it was not taken into account in laying the forecast for the incoming decade. However, several people in the previous 10 years have been warning that a pandemic was due as, statistically, we get a major one every 100 years. The pandemic clearly disrupted short-term forecasts, but Megatrends spanning the next ten years may not have been affected significantly. Clearly, some tuning is required, like taking into account acceleration or slow down following the pandemic and countermeasures taken, but most of the forecasts can still be considered valid.

In this eBook, I will be looking at the optimistic Megatrends, proposed by Peter Diamandis.

Before looking at the proposed Megatrends, I plan to present and briefly discuss the ones resulting from the analysis of forecasts coming from the WorldBank, WEF, and a few Intelligence Agencies. These are useful to set the scene for Peter's Megatrends that are more focusing on the expected impact of technology evolution…

Click here to access the eBook (PDF, 26.3 MB)

The Path Towards 6G and Digital Reality

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 By Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality Co-Chair

In this newly published eBook, Dr. Roberto Saracco discusses the kind of impact 6G might have on telecom operators, telecom manufacturers, and the semiconductor industry.

In addition, looking far down the line, Dr. Saracco hypothesizes and explains what type of services may require 6G connectivity. As per a recent conversation with industry analysts, Roberto started the conversation by saying that 6G does not exist (and most will agree), but then he reveals that it is already here, in terms of “prodrome”. Using this word may suggest that he sees 6G as a disease, but that is not completely the case. In other words, looking at the past evolution and at the present situation, it may be possible to detect a few signs that can be used to make some predictions about 6G.

 

 Click here to access the eBook (PDF, 2.2 MB) 

IEEE SAS eBooks

These eBooks collect posts each year that have been published since 2016 on the FDC blog touching upon the broad area of symbiotic autonomous systems from technology enablers evolution to personal and social impacts.

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Related Articles

Article DTandSociety portalThe Impacts That Digital Transformation Has on Society

Digital transformation, also called DX, begins with using new technology in a strategic way. This means understanding, implementing, and maximizing the use of digital processes.

These processes involve the convergence of information technology and actual devices. Data, comprised of computer bits, can talk to physical entities. They talk back through sensors connected to cloud computing. This convergence challenges conventional manufacturing methods, but it also sparks digital innovation and promotes fundamental organizational change.

Digital transformation may start with using technology, but it endures through societal response. Customer choices are sending a clear message to industry and to the research environment about the direction of the market: competitive advantage depends upon embracing digitalization.

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Article1 PortalHow Organizations Can Adapt to Digital Transformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced office lockdowns across the world in 2020, many organizations have made the leap into digitizing their workforces. While the pace of this digital transformation has been fast, the end of the pandemic won’t necessarily slow it down. In fact, it’s likely only just begun.

Organizations that are not prepared for digital transformation will likely struggle to adapt to the challenges of managing a virtual workforce. While it can take time, and every organization will deal with its own unique challenges, there are steps organizations can take to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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Three Ways to Establish a Digital Transformation Cloud Strategy

As COVID-19 continues to keep many offices closed, some organizations have digitally transformed their workforces to improve the flow of business, a change that for many will be permanent. By the time the pandemic is over, a number of organizations will have embraced a hybrid in-person/virtual workforce, while also having shifted to multiple cloud and hybrid cloud services.

Many organizations in the early steps of adoption may find themselves at a crossroads between different cloud providers whose offerings range from software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). With a number of third parties hosting their data, organizations will need to consider the security risks and take steps to mitigate them. One way to get ahead of the problem is to create a single cloud strategy that will ensure streamlined governance over cloud platforms.

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augmented intelligence

What is Augmented Intelligence?

 By Roberto Saracco, IEEE Senior member and leader in the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chair of the Digital Reality Initiative

The general public tends to have a very “sci-fi” view of artificial intelligence (AI), imagining robots and computer systems independent of—and often antithetical to—their human creators. Science fiction has given us HAL 9000, the dehumanizing Borg of Star Trek, and the robotic assassins of the Terminator series. AI is popularly seen as human-made but essentially inhuman, where cold, logical software takes human intelligence out of the decision-making process. The truth is more nuanced.

While independent AI systems are necessary for many types of technology, their intelligence is generally limited to specific applications: an AI system used as a virtual customer service representative, such as eBay’s Louise, lacks the capacity to seize control of the planet.

And while some AI technology is intended to operate autonomously, one of the most useful types of AI—augmented intelligence (also known as intelligence amplification, or IA)—uses machine learning and predictive analytics of data sets not to replace human intelligence, but to enhance it.

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mixed reality videoWhat is Augmented Intelligence?

By Roberto Saracco, IEEE Senior member and leader in the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chair of the Digital Reality Initiative

The general public tends to have a very “sci-fi” view of artificial intelligence (AI), imagining robots and computer systems independent of—and often antithetical to—their human creators. Science fiction has given us HAL 9000, the dehumanizing Borg of Star Trek, and the robotic assassins of the Terminator series. AI is popularly seen as human-made but essentially inhuman, where cold, logical software takes human intelligence out of the decision-making process. The truth is more nuanced.

While independent AI systems are necessary for many types of technology, their intelligence is generally limited to specific applications: an AI system used as a virtual customer service representative, such as eBay’s Louise, lacks the capacity to seize control of the planet.

And while some AI technology is intended to operate autonomously, one of the most useful types of AI—augmented intelligence (also known as intelligence amplification, or IA)—uses machine learning and predictive analytics of data sets not to replace human intelligence, but to enhance it.

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The Deming Twin

By Patrick Henz, Head of Governance & Compliance, Regional Compliance Officer Americas

"Gianluca Bacchiega shortly defined in 2017: 'A digital twin is a real time digital replica of a physical device.” To be more specific, the IEEE’s work-group for Symbiotic Autonomous Systems defined in its second white paper: “a Digital Twin is a digital representation of any characteristics of a real entity, including human beings. The characteristics represented by a Digital Twin are a subset of the overall characteristics of a real entity. The choice of which characteristics are digitalized depends on the purpose of the digitalization, i.e., the intended use of the Digital Twin'. Based on this definition, the virtual model is not limited to being the second (replica), but instead understands it as a digital mirror of a physical object (including a living organism) or process."

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IEEE Future Directions Blog

Looking Ahead to 2050The IEEE Future Directions Blog, authored by Roberto Saracco, offers daily insight and observations on emerging technologies, trends, and their implications. See a selection of blog posts on the digital transformation, digital reality, symbiotic autonomous systems, and related topics.

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