According to Moore’s law of computing, the number of transistors on a microchip will double every two years. This law has slowed down in today’s world as technology grows so advanced that the size of the transistors manufactured today are beginning to clash with the laws of quantum-mechanics.
This has obviously not stopped the world’s brightest minds from inventing loopholes to bypass these limitations, with innovations such as quantum computing and parallel processing rising from the horizon with each passing year. With these technological advances in mind, one is only left with their imagination as to what the future might hold for the field of computing.
Today’s computers have become so complex and advanced, that innovations once considered to require immensely expensive hardware is now being democratized enough for amateur tinkerers to experiment with on consumer hardware. An example of this would be the Intel® Neural Compute Stick, and the Google Coral TPU devices, allowing an extremely affordable way to train advanced deep-learning algorithms from the comfort of one’s own home.
Evidence shows us that more students seem to be taking an interest in the domain of Computing and excelling at and even being creative by coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to complex world issues; fascinating, isn’t it?
As a Computing student at University of Stirling you learn from the experts through lectures, practical labs, tutorials and most importantly with the industry experts (on the job) that will not just make you a specialist, but give you a broad set of skills and knowledge demanded in the sector right now. We at Stirling, RAK advocate a hands-on practical, problem solving approach. This will prepare students to be equipped to enter the software industry or any fields where computer systems are extensively used and developed.