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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

Business Reporter

24th May, 2020
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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