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Foresight Weekly News - June 3, 2019

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Future fellowship awards for women in STEM

The Schlumberger Foundation has awarded fellowships for its Faculty for the Future program to a new cohort of talented women in STEM. Read more

 

How to become part of the future

Soulaima Gourani, a motivational speaker and author writes about four factors that will decide the future of the workforce. Read more

 

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain, and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feast on new food deals. Read more

 

Niantic’s view of the future of augmented reality

Niantic has made no secret that Pokémon Go is a kind of stepping stone for the potential of AR, which could span many industries and lead to gaming experiences that could be far more engaging than the relatively crude AR in games today. Read more

 

How to future - proof humanity

What does it mean to be human in the digital age? Writer and broadcaster Paul Mason explores how to defend our rights and freedoms against the forces that threaten our humanity. Listen to his podcast

 

Cybersecurity’s future is data-driven: using UEBA to thwart threats

User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) is one of the fastest-growing areas within enterprise security, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 48 percent per year, according to Gartner. Read more

 

Event

Automotive News Europe Congress: focus on the future

An industry embracing electrification and experimenting with mobility services in an era of stricter emissions rules and profound questions about the future of car ownership provided plenty of discussion points at the Automotive News Europe Congress. The 22nd annual event was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, home of Volvo. Read more

 

Free e-book

Feed the world: how exponential tech can create an abundant future

For more than 10,000 years, agriculture has been a linchpin of our survival. In many ways, our future on this planet hinges on this industry’s ability to provide food security for a population of 10 billion humans—a number we’re projected to reach by 2050. Download the e-book for free

 

Publications

Call for papers: Futures’ special issue on health, climate change, and poverty

The special issue of Futures will be a resource for the global research community and also for governments and non-governmental organizations that conduct responsible foresight with respect to programs that address health and poverty within the context of climate change. The Special Issue will be available to receive submissions from December 1st 2019. Read more

 

The fourth age: smart robots, conscious computers, and the future of humanity

As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. Byron Reese’s new book will be released on March 17, 2020. Read more

 

The 4th industrial revolution: responding to the impact of artificial intelligence on business

Skilton and Hovsepian provide decision makers with practical, independent and authoritative guidance to help them prepare for the changes we are all likely to witness due to the rapid convergence of technological advances. Read more