Socio-economic development in the context of High Performance Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

This is based on a talk I gave at the 1st BRICS Innovation Collaboration Forum on ICT and HPC on 26 April 2017 at Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China where I was part of a delegation representing South Africa.

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Context: We spent a few fascinating days delving into various high performance computing and artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in BRICS countries and we heard from the meeting participants where we see this going — for BRICS specifically. After hearing from all the delegates, I put together some thoughts on what this could mean for our emerging nations in all their diversity and complexity.

Credit: Unknown, I would be happy to stand corrected and give credit where it is due.
Credit: Unknown, I would be happy to stand corrected and give credit where it is due.

What about BRICS?

The BRICS countries can be described in terms of what unites us, our differences, our diversity, the similar challenges we face and so on. I don’t have the ambition to list these descriptions here other than to mention that some challenges can be seen as opportunities and that certain advantages can be seen as difficulties. I would rather ask the following question:

Assoc. Prof. UWC Physics & Astronomy. Associate Director Development & Outreach at IDIA. EPFL and Cambridge Alumna. ❤️ my family. On a cancer journey

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