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Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. He was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalization and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, both at the University of Johannesburg. He has also held the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering as well as the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Time: Doors open at 16:00. Guests to be seated by 16:45. Lecture starts promptly at 17:00
Venue: New Lecture Theatre, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by making systems as well as machines intelligent and connected. The underlying technologies of the fourth industrial revolution include artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Artificial intelligence is a paradigm where physical and social phenomena are programmed to solve complex problems. AI enables machines to learn, adapt, evolve and optimize and has had a profound impact in diverse fields such as engineering, medical sciences and social sciences. This lecture explores applications of the fourth industrial revolution technologies to engineering, social sciences and medical problems. The implications of these on society as well as the underlying costs are also explored.

General enquiries: Communication and Marketing Department, University of Cape Town.
Tel: 021 650 4870/4847
Email: cmdevents@uct.ac.za