Goal-scoring algorithms. An interview with the calm leader
Carlo Ancelotti is from Reggiolo. He is one of the figureheads of all that is Made in Italy. Son of farmers, he is proud to tell of his childish rage when the landowner came to the house to lay claim to half the harvest. And yet, his father explained to him that this was just the way of things. Perhaps his roots helped him to keep his grip on reality,and to continue to look to the future with a sense of optimism and curiosity. Like all those with the gift of true intelligence, Ancelotti has succeeded in adapting to the different situations he has found himself in. Beginning with the terrible injuries he suffered when he was still a footballer, and which could have ended his career. Arrigo [...]Go to page
What to do when an individual becomes a bar code
The new shape that the will to power is taking on, is an unprecedented binary scenario: that of e-commerce and of artificial intelligence. Today, Carl von Clausewitz, strategist and theoretician of conflict, would not write about guns and military divisions. In the current fully technical age, the author of “Vom Kriege” (1832) would have spoken of the continuation of politics by other means, employing entirely different methods of warfare. No more trenches, bayonets or orders in the unlimited space of global engagement, but disintermediation, decentralisation, cloud, IoT (Internet of Things), biotechnologies and big data. These expressions are indicative of profound changes, generated by [...]Go to page
This is a fight for the future, surprise me!
I usually say little about myself. However, I do wish to tell the story of my relationship with “Civiltà delle Macchine”. I had just been appointed president of Finmeccanica, now Leonardo, when I came across a booklet, published by whom I cannot remember, which I found myself leafing through with unusual curiosity. It contained some editorials and the most significant articles published by “Civiltà delle macchine”. I started reading, and realised that in that magazine, founded by Giuseppe Luraghi and Leonardo Sinisgalli, there was an idea which fascinated me, but also a passion within, which I felt close to my own curiosity. The idea I liked was that of a major business engaging in a [...]Go to page