Computing for the future of the planet

submitted by Marvin's Underground Evening Lectures on 10/10/18 1

Bakerian Lecture 2017 by Professor Andy Hopper CBE FREng FRS Digital technology is an indispensable and crucial component of our lives, society, and the physical environment. A challenge is how to use the power of computing to deal with the problems facing the world. In his talk, Professor Andy Hopper will present a framework for the role of computing in dealing with sustainability of the planet. The framework has a number of goals: an optimal digital infrastructure; sensing and optimising the use of resources in the physical world; guaranteeing the performance of indispensable systems; and digital alternatives to physical activities. Join us to hear Professor Hopper discuss practical industrial examples alongside research goals and societal challenges and dilemmas. The lecture was recorded on March 2 2017 at the Royal Society. For more events like this, see our schedule - ow.ly/KhTi306gTN1

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