Author: Moreno Muffatto

DNA testing

2017 was the year consumer DNA testing blew up

Last week, the genealogy company Ancestry.com, based in Utah, announced that it has tested more than seven million people, including two million during the last four months of 2017. The company’s customer rolls exceed those of all competitors combined. The second-largest player, 23andMe, has tested more than three million, followed by FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage. https://www.ancestry.com …

Artificial Intelligence

Expert System

L’azienda investe 5 milioni all’anno in ricerca e sviluppo, su 22 milioni di fatturato. Tra le 230 persone che lavorano alla Expert System ci sono 160 tecnici di cui 45 “knowledge engineer”. Gli altri sono architetti del software, ingegneri programmatori, data scientist e product manager. In fin dei conti i tecnici della Expert System, dal …

Automotive, Technology

There’s Still Life in Internal Combustion

Mazda introduces the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, in which the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston. The new proprietary combustion engine combines the advantages of gasoline and diesel engines to achieve outstanding environmental performance, power and acceleration performance. Skyactiv-X is claimed to be up to 30 percent …