The Last Watchdog: MY TAKE – Why ‘basic research’ is so vital to bringing digital transformation to full fruition

Basic research, also called pure research, is aimed at advancing scientific theories unfettered by commercial interests. Basic research is the foundational theorizing and testing scientists pursue in order to advance their understanding of a phenomenon in the natural world, and, increasingly, in the digital realm. NTT Research opened its doors in Silicon Valley in July 2019 to help nurture basic research in three subject areas that happen to be at the core of digital transformation: quantum physics, medical informatics and cryptography…