State-backed computing centre calls for ‘digital twin’ to model policy decisions

Virtual simulation would allow policymakers to see the impact of proposed complex changes

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
24th May, 2020
State-backed computing centre calls for ‘digital twin’ to model policy decisions
The simulation allows planners to create a virtual representation through which the impact of proposed changes

Calls have been made for Ireland to establish a “digital twin”, pooling data from all public agencies into a single computer model, to assist in future policy-making decisions.

The concept is being proposed by the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) as part of its five-year plan to 2025. Jean-Christophe Desplat, director at ICHEC, said that a digital twin would allow policymakers to model complex policy decisions to see their impact across...

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