Online Meeting with
Prof. Erdal Arıkan,
Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University
May 7, 2021
On May 7, 2021, Prof. Erdal Arıkan, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, addressed GRF and GRF Community members at an online meeting. In his speech entitled "5G, Artifical Intelligence, and Global Competition", Prof. Arıkan detailed the interplay between artificial intelligence and big data with 5G technologies, and examined which sectors and countries will benefit from these technologies the most in the near future. Prof. Arıkan stated that the new state of the internet brought on by 5G technologies will have revolutionary effects on the global economy and politics. Projecting that these technologies will exacerbate the existing global competition between the US and China, Prof. Arıkan shared with the participants some of the initiatives undertaken by China in order to surpass the US in this race. Following his speech, Prof. Arıkan answered the participants’ questions.