Cursor (magazine of TU Eindhoven), week 23:
Internet data traffic has grown by a factor of 15,000 in the last 15 years. But in all that time there has been no significant update of the internet itself; data packets are still transported in the same, hardly intelligent way, according to prof. Antonio Liotta. But that needs to change quickly, he says, because the growth of internet will be even greater in the near future because of trends like the emergence of HD video, ‘cloud computing’ and the ‘Internet of Things’. Liotta believes the solution lies in intelligent, learning networks, inspired partly by nature: ants, bees and the human brain.