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‘Contrasts (1) in Tabriz’s bazaar’. (Credit: Gaël POINAS/Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) (via:

An executive workshop on business opportunities in Iran took place at the DOC Research Institute in September 2017. Participants explored the business practices, opportunities, and approaches required to create safe and profitable business strategies for Iran.

The event was introduced by Pooran Chandra Pandey CEO of the DOC Research Institute, with an overview of Iran’s achievements of the last two years. In summary, Iran is one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world and exported about $91.99 billion worth of goods in 2017, making it the 38th largest export economy in the world. …

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Qingdao, China (Credit: giusparta/Bigstock)

On 8–9 June, the 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Qingdao, China. As a result, the leaders of participating countries adopted a declaration consisting of 17 documents. The summit was marked by the fact that India and Pakistan participated for the first time as full-fledged members of the organisation.


The SCO was founded as a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, which currently includes eight countries: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. …

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Neural networks for art and a dialogue of cultures

Recent advances in digital technology have undoubtedly changed the art world forever, whether or not those with a more traditional approach approve of these changes. There are now so many ways for us to create beautiful and inspiring creative pieces, and these tools are accessible for anyone — not just the artistic elite.

One such piece of tech that’s gaining popularity is ‘neural networks’, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses a computational approach. The process works by taking in a large amount of information, running this information through a large set of nodes (as with neurons within the human brain), and then transforming the original input into a new form. …


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Research & Investment Management #Policy #Governance ✍️ 📚👨‍💻💼🌐✈️ Executive Director, #DOC Moscow office Infrastructure for Development

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