The Human Brain Project (HBP), a global, ten-year scientific research project aimed at advancing the understanding of neuroscience, brain-inspired computing and brain-related medicine, got underway in 2013. This European Commission initiative, born from the seminal work of Professor Henry Markram, from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, provides the scientific community with the…

When a political or social revolution takes place, everyone living within its sphere feels it because it affects everyone within that country or society. However, when it comes to an industrial revolution, very few realize what’s happening, simply because of the pace of change and how it affects consumers. Some of the major differences between…

How do you see the GCC region’s geopolitical tensions playing out in 2016, ­especially with Saudi Arabia and Iran? The Saudi-Iran row really concerns me because I think both the Saudi and the Iranian governments have reasons to escalate. The proxy wars have been intensifying, the Iranians have been getting a lot stronger and energy…

The main theme of discussion in Davos this year was the Fourth Revolution – the digital transformation. What is STC doing to incorporate new developments in the digital arena? The success of the digital revolution primarily depends on many things. One of the most important factors is reliable and robust infrastructure – telecom infrastructure, both…

Mobile supercomputing; intelligent robots; self-driving cars; neuro-technological brain enhancements; genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed, promising to change life in new and unforeseen ways and will affect every industry and society. While the world has the potential to connect billions more people to digital…