Continuous and intensive multi-disciplinary research is the secret of innovative solutions able to change our lives
Last week, the Future was in Portugal !
To be exact, in Lisbon, in the Centre for the Unknown, of the Champalimaud Foundation. The Centre was hosting the high-level conference: "The Future of Europe is Science", marking the completion of the term of office of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso.
Can we be inspired by plants for a new generation of technology? I believe so, and I'm putting all my effort into this new research line.
Core ingredients for the Human Brain Project (HBP): openness, inclusive collaboration and good governance.
Ethical guidelines for the CEEDs project, which is developing novel, integrated technologies to support human experience, analysis and understanding of very large datasets
Can the plants inspire future technologies? Sure! Plants are just incredibly smart: they adapt to the most adverse environmental conditions, they have unmatched drilling capabilities, they have a unique capacity to sense, they move and even communicate when facing threats… but the most fascinating is that they do it all without having a brain!
The Human Brain Project (HBP) sailed off and is now currently underway. Scientists from 135 different groups from the whole world got together in Lausanne from 7th to 10th October 2013 to celebrate the official launch of the project.
Alessandro Moschitti, Assistant Professor at the Information Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Trento - Italy, speaks about his experiences on the Watson Jeopardy! Challenge, with Paul Hearn, Scientific Officer from the Future and Emerging Technologies Programme at the European Commission.