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By Anjana Ahuja   March 2017


Computing for the future of the planet

Royal Society, London, 2nd March

While computing power has transformed our world, the global population is on course to top 9 billion by 2050—and the future is looking unsustainable. What if machines could be harnessed to reduce our environmental impact? There could be networked sensors around the globe, able to deploy accurate, timely information about resources. And, as with internet shopping, could shifting more of our lives online conserve the planet? Andy Hopper, head of Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory, delivers this…

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