Chris Budd Public Lecture - Computing: past, present and future
From Lauren Hockenhull
During May 2022, ICMS hosted the Research Workshop - Adaptive Moving and Anisotropic Meshes for the Numerical Approximation of PDEs. This public lecture was part of the workshop.
Computers dominate our lives, and we have seen an explosive growth of computer technology since the 1960s. However, computers have been around for a long time. In this talk Chris starts by looking at the history of computing devices, from slide rules and Babbage to their use in code breaking in WW2. He then looks at all aspects of modern computing from communication and the Internet, to the simulation of physical processes as varied as the evolution of the universe to predicting the weather. Finally he looks at where computing is heading, from the huge and recent increase in the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, to the future possibilities of quantum computing.
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