Tshilidzi Marwala Open Lecture

02 October 2018 | Story Supplied. Photo University of Johannesburg. Read time 2 min.
Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, considered one of the finest minds in the field of artificial intelligence, will deliver the VC Open Lecture on 9 October.
Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, considered one of the finest minds in the field of artificial intelligence, will deliver the VC Open Lecture on 9 October.

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Johannesburg, will address “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Society” when he presents the VC Open Lecture at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 9 October.

Acclaimed as Africa’s leading academic in the field of artificial intelligence and one of the finest minds in the field, Marwala’s lecture will introduce applications of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to engineering, social sciences and medical challenges. He will explore the implications of these, as well as the associated costs for society.

Marwala has received more than 45 honours and awards, including the Order of Mapungubwe (Bronze), and was the first African engineer to be awarded the National Research Foundation’s President’s Award. He has published 11 books, along with more than 280 papers in journals and book chapters. Between 2003 and 2008, he was, among other things, the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering, and the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.

The lecture will take place in the New Lecture Theatre, University Avenue South, Upper Campus at 17:00 (doors open at 16:00). For further information, please email cmdevents@uct.ac.za or phone 021 650 4870/4847.

Please confirm your attendance online by Friday, 5 October 2018.


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