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Foresight Weekly News - May 20, 2019

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The peculiar blindness of experts

David Epstein claims that credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future, but reliable forecasting is possible. Read more

 

How will automation affect jobs in the future?

The conversation around the future of work today often leads to the growing fear jobs are being digitalized or going to the robots. Read more

 

Forward to the future

Michael Mayberry, chief technology officer at Intel, oversees the company’s most cutting-edge research and development. Read more

 

Preparing for a future of drone-filled skies

Just as Google took the noise of the early internet and arranged it into something comprehensible and navigable, so we need to organize and understand the sky as drones become a growing part of civilian life. Read more

 

Why Google believes machine learning is its future

One of the most interesting demos at this week's Google I/O keynote featured a new version of Google's voice assistant that's due out later this year. Read more

 

VW will make its own batteries to power an electric future

By 2028, Volkswagen intends to offer 70 battery-powered models. To make that happen, it’s retooling 16 factories to build electric cars. Read more

 

Coding bootcamps: a glimpse at the future of education?

It is projected that over 20 million students will be enrolled in degree-granting institutions in the US in fall 2020. Read more

 

Trade war forecasts: past, present, and future

The U.S.-China trade dispute -- particularly the countries' escalating technology-was forecasted. It is predicted that battles over technology transfers, investment screens and intellectual property would grind on well into 2020. Read more

 

Middle schoolers designing ‘City of the Future’

A city of the future designed by middle school students took home the grand prize at a recent competition. Read more

 

Publication

The future of genetic engineering

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Read more