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Monday, May 6 • 08:30 - 15:30
South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) UNIZULU Colloquium

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The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) refers to a set of highly disruptive technologies which are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. Technologies such as cognitive computing, cloud computing, the internet of things, big data, augmented/virtual reality, 3D systems, artificial intelligence and power supply are transforming social, economic and political systems and putting huge pressure on leaders and policy-makers to respond. However, there are challenges inherent in the 4IR including job losses and disruption, ignoring decolonization and the potential for non-on-inclusive growth has the potential to increase social instability within countries.

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Contact details: Neil Davies Evans, EvansN@unizulu.ac.za, 0359026169/ 0829362370

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - 15:30 SAST
Richards Bay