Danum Investor Day – 5 September 2019

The Future of Computing
AI, Blockchain & Quantum Computing

With the advent of general-purpose computing and wide area networking, we ushered in the third industrial revolution. In a matter of 70 years, computing has evolved from mainframes to desktops and data centers to mobile and the cloud, in continuous search for better communication, information processing and automation, disrupting many industries along the way.

In the process, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing have emerged as the most promising enabling technologies to solve the computational challenges of the 21st century. Advancements in machine learning allow us to create better models of the world based on the vast amount of collected data, whereas quantum computing and quantum networking could potentially provide us with the necessary computational means to do so. Blockchain on the other hand could provide efficiency, mitigate risks and create trust by decentralizing central points of failure in our increasingly distributed data infrastructure.

For this investor day, we have invited speakers from both academia and industry to explore the many opportunities but also limitations of these technologies, in the hope to get a glimpse of the future computing stack of the fourth industrial revolution.

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