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  • Alex
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    Hello everyone,

    I’m Alex Vellone, one of the nine alumni of Verbano Cusio Ossola who attended the 42° Silicon Valley Study Tour in 2019.

    I just want to say that I’m very proud to be part of this community that we created in the VCO last year and I’m also very happy to meet you and to discuss with you!

    Now please introduce yourself in the discussion saying who you are, your background and why you are interested in joining this adventure.

    Alex

    Alex
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    #3286

    Hi everyone,

    As Sophie said, we have lessons up to 2 pm at Cobianchi. I don’t know how many of us can be present for 1 pm.
    The meeting for 2 pm should be good for everyone.

    See you soon.
    Alex

    Alex
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    Hi everyone,

    First of all, I want to make best wishes to everyone.

    I want to say my opinion on innovations that reduce pollution.

    Pollution is a big problem, there is pollution in the air, in the sea and on the ground. But we also find it in our cities, with noise and light pollution.
    Over the years there have been many inventions that promise to reduce pollution, under all points of view, and many others will be created in the coming years.

    The first article about the “eating glasses” that Marco propose really impressed me.
    I like the fact that the glass after a few days from its use will be dissolved in non-polluting molecules.

    In my opinion, another very interesting but little known material is the “cement of the future” created and patented by an Italian company.
    Few people know that this material was used to build the italian pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan.
    This material is a real anti-pollution sponge that can absorb polluting elements in the air and then transform them into normal nitrates that are washed away by rain.
    https://www.italcementi.it/it/iactive-BIODYNAMIC

    Of course, the use of electric transport vehicles is also essential to reduce pollution, provided that the electricity produced comes from renewable sources.
    I want to mention another wonderful italian invention: the capacitors smart bus.
    These buses, made in collaboration with the Milan Polytechnic, uses capacitors instead of lithium batteries.
    They are recharged during the stop at the terminal in a few minutes. The use of capacitors is very convenient, they are much lighter than the lithium batteries and have a lower cost.
    https://www.autobusweb.com/smartbus-autobus-elettrico-senza-batteria-condensatore/

    Regarding Elon Musk I think he is a great visionary which applies in many sectors: energy, space travel, transportation, artificial intelligence.
    In my opinion the idea of his tunnel it’s difficult to build in our cities, but I think it will be the basis for building new futuristic cities in the coming years.

    Companies should invest to create eco-friendly packages and try to remove the plastic, which is now used to sell everything.
    Pollution and global warming are however very serious threats that we and our governments must take into consideration.
    Like Maddalena said science and engineering are very advanced but they do not have sufficient support.
    I think governments could do a lot more and they should have a common vision to limit these threats and invest in some of the many solutions to reduce pollution.

    Let me know what you think about my opinion.
    See you soon in the forum and again happy new year.
    Alex

    Alex
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    #3150

    Hi everyone,

    I agree with Marco about the privacy argument.
    As some of you said, there are many other ways that big companies use to spy us all day through our smartphones, which we accept to use their services.

    One aspect that we haven’t considered is national security and the economic damage that drones can cause.
    Between Wednesday night and Friday evening, Gatwick Airport (UK) has been closed for more than thirty hours. It happened because some drones were seen flying near the runways of the planes. At Gatwick spokesman said around 1000 aircraft had been cancelled or diverted, affecting approximately 140000 passengers, since Wednesday night.
    This event has reignited the controversy over the unscrupulous use of drones in the skies of Britain.

    I think it’s important to introduce, for some categories of drones that can be found in supermarkets and ecommerce, a kind of “flight license”.
    Nowadays many people can afford super technologic 600€ drones, which most likely some guys will receive for Christmas.
    The companies that sell these drones should, before using their drones, show everyone some short videos about the damage, to people or things, that they can create with the incorrect use of their products.

    Regarding the impact on the workers it’s a more delicate discussion.
    All the main work of force has now been replaced by very high-performance machines that can operate 24 hours a day and do not go into sickness.
    Economically, the use of robotic arms is very convenient for companies.
    During my period of work-school alternation I met a business owner who told me about his purchase of robotic arms: they will replace 6 people and he have paid them back within 3 years!

    At this point I consider essential to diversify into the world of work and adapt to society changes.
    I think that in the future work won’t be completely replaced by robots. We need to create the work of the future!

    I take this opportunity to wish everyone Merry Christmas.
    See you soon in the forum.
    Alex

    Alex
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    #3111

    Hi everyone,
    I want to say my opinion on drone topic.

    That the drones would have invaded the market had already been understood for many years.
    In my opinion drones are perfect to transport small objects to quickly reach a place not too far away.

    Regarding safety there are very specific rules about it.
    I know friends who have obtained the patent for drones driving in the professional field by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile). They told me that, in Italy, there are strict laws concerning the flight of drones and sometimes, who fly for hobby, do not respect these laws.
    Regarding privacy ENAC is very clear about it. Professionists and Companies can take private photos or videos and post them wherever they want, but they can’t record people to their homes, their garden or people at work.
    Internationally, I know that NASA has started the development of the project UTM (Uncrewed traffic management) in 2015 to regulate drone traffic, for enabling safe and efficient low-altitude operations.

    I think that the use of drones is a great advantage to reduce the emission of polluting gases in deliveries. The official site of Google Wings project says that in the U.S. alone, 27% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation.
    However, the recycling of these lithium batteries must also be considered. As Mattia said, if the use of battery became intensive it will become less efficient and being replaced several times.

    As mentioned by other, introduction of drones in the deliveries will replace human jobs. But I think it will create new types of jobs in future, the development of drones has just started!
    Sectors where drones can have a great development I think it’s research for lost people, transport of medical devices and transfort of people.
    This is a concept of rescue drones with AED (automated external defibrillator), developed years ago.

    In conclusion I think that in the next few years the development of drones will grow a lot but it will be necessary to develop batteries with more autonomy, which can also be used in electric cars.

    Let me know what you think about my opinion.
    See you soon in the forum.
    Alex

    Alex
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    #3057

    Hi everyone,
    I want to say my opinion on the first topic that Marco proposed.

    I think that the problem of fake news is one of the biggest problems on internet.
    In my opinion social networks are the main cause of the large diffusion of these fake news.
    The owners of these social platforms must try to introduce or improve an AI algorithm to identify and remove fake news, but I know that verifying that news is correct or not is difficult.

    It’s getting easier making fake videos and replacing other people.
    Google, in one of his events in May, presented Duplex, an artificial intelligence able to offer booking services, replacing the human voice.
    This is a small piece of Duplex presentation:

    https://youtu.be/I2fRxfZTJ2c

    I think that in the near future these kind of technologies will be available to more and more people, not only for billionaires who want to do their election campaigns.
    Governments should take precautions.

    I’m not agree with Maddalena’s idea of a government news website, I think that in some countries this site could be used to cover news that is inconvenient to the current government.
    For me the main newspapers should implement a cooperation to create a platform, using the blockchain, to catalog and inform the population with reliable news.

    Let me know what do you think about my opinion.
    See you soon in the forum.
    Alex

    Alex
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    #3022

    Hi everyone!
    My name is Alex Vellone, I’m 18 years old.
    I live in Verbania and I’m studying IT at IIS Cobianchi.

    I’ve always had a passion for computer science and robotics, since my first year in Cobianchi.
    In these 5 years at Cobianchi I was able to cooperate in some projects concerning the IT branch.
    I’m part, since the last year, of the Cobianchi’s Robotics students team cooperating with ERL (Elettra Robotics Lab) .
    I was able to participate in the national and european robotic soccer competitions (RobocupJunior).
    These competitions inspired and motivated me a lot.

    In the near future I’d like to study artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchains, because i think the future will be focused over these subjects.
    I like the fact that the SVST and their project partners could give to us an incredible opportunity to visit the Silicon Valley and see with our eyes some technology industries.

    See you soon in the forum.
    Alex

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