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Foresight Weekly News - April 29, 2019

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Nine companies are shaping the future of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence efforts lack long-term vision, and it may be a structural problem. Worse yet, the direction of AI -- and future of corporate decision-making -- is now concentrated in a relatively small handful of global companies. Read more


Tomorrowland: Applying futures studies and foresight in policy dialogue

Technology is changing much faster than cultural norms and values. This limits our ability to make optimal use of it, which is probably a key constraint for countries to leapfrog development stages. Read more


The home of the future could be powered by microbes

An ecological vision of architecture promises to provide electricity by integrating living systems into the walls of our homes. Read more


Total surveillance may be the only way to save humanity

The author of "The Simulation Argument" says one bad technology could destroy humanity — and the only way to prevent it is an AI overlord. Read more


Call for Papers

Special issue on Block Chain Technology and management

Technological Forecasting and Social Change journal is planning for a special issue on Block Chain Technology (BCT). The editors of this special issue are interested in furthering the BCT knowledge base in; testing, deployment and maintenance. Read more



Global trends 2030: challenges and choices for Europe

The ESPAS Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe report is a contribution to support policy- and decision-makers as they navigate the world into 2030. Read more


Horizon Report: 2019 Higher Education Edition

This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape. Read more


New Book

Pivot to the future: Discovering value and creating growth in a disrupted world

Rapid recent advances in technology are forcing leaders in every business to rethink long-held beliefs about how to adapt to emerging technologies and new markets. According to Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes, in the digital age, conventional wisdom about business transformation no longer works, if it ever did. Read more