The Fourth Industrial Revolution – what does it mean to our future faculty?

Show simple item record Marivate, Vukosi Aghoghovwia, Philip Ismail, Yaseera Mahomed-Asmail, Faheema Steenhuisen, Sandy-Lynn 2021-07-30T10:21:36Z 2021-07-30T10:21:36Z 2021-05
dc.description.abstract The future of a country like South Africa is predicated upon policies; whether these policies are effective or ineffective is not primarily an issue. The prospects and realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) have proven to be shaping strategic policies across various spheres of national life already, including the national government, academia, civil society and the private sector. Ultimately, as strategic policies begin to take shape and come along, there is a need to pose certain important questions: what direction(s) and against what context(s) is the 4IR being embraced? In this Commentary, authored by young faculty, we discuss and debate some of the strategic recommendations of the South African Presidential Panel of the Fourth Industrial Revolution¹, specifically ‘securing and availing data to enable innovation’, ‘incentivising future industries, platforms and application of 4IR’ and ‘building 4IR infrastructure’. We look at the historical context of such recommendations, and identify advantageous positions as well as gaps that may need more discussion. We then ask: What does the 4IR truly mean for our future academics and researchers? en_ZA
dc.description.department Computer Science en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marivate V, Aghoghovwia P, Ismail Y, Mahomed-Asmail F, Steenhuisen SL. The Fourth Industrial Revolution – what does it mean to our future faculty? South African Journal of Science 2021;117(5/6), Art. #10702. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/sajs.2021/10702
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Author(s). Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_ZA
dc.subject Technological revolution en_ZA
dc.subject Emerging technologies en_ZA
dc.subject Societal impact en_ZA
dc.subject Artificial intelligence (AI) en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) en_ZA
dc.title The Fourth Industrial Revolution – what does it mean to our future faculty? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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