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Brazilian researchers publish in Nature

Professor Geciane Porto was excited when she arrived at the coffee shop that we chose to talk about innovation in Brazil. She kept her eyes on the cell phone, leaned her bag on the chair and reveal: “My team had a paper accepted by Nature.” We instinctively hugged each other. After nine months of waiting, the approval reached her mobile. “It will come out in…

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Digitization stimulates sharing economy

Every time I watch Rachel Botsman, a recognized specialist in collaboration, speaking about how ridiculous is to have a drill at home, I realize that it is the perfect example to explain the relationship between consumption habits and sharing economy. By Rachel’s calculations, when you buy a drill, you will pay for an asset that you will use for 12 or 13 minutes. In the…

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Biometrics is strategic for data protection

The use of biometrics to identify people and protect information has become commonplace. We can notice the presence of the technology at work, public service centers, and ATMs. At home, when we unlock the smartphones by reading the fingerprints or the face, we also use biometrics. In the companies, the use is increasing, and the biometric identification has been adopted in different processes, assuring security…

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Microsoft and the Japanese cows

Understanding the possible applications of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is not the most straightforward task. These are arid and complex subjects. But Roberto Prado, director of Microsoft’s cloud computing business, has the gift of explaining things to others. I met him, last November, at the Hacking Health Summit, held at FAAP in Ribeirão Preto, a city located in the countryside…

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