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Foresight Weekly News - June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Generalists in foresight

APF Member, Tim Mack recalls a memory from 1984. In that time, the political scientist Philip Tetlock observed at a meeting of the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on American Soviet Relationship how contradictory many authoritative predictions the participants held on the future of the Cold War. Read more

 

Beyond biometrics: the future of authentication

As organizations become more and more digitally connected, concerns about secure access seem to loom larger than ever. Read more

 

Technology Foresight Forum: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles

The Technology Foresight Forum was hosted earlier this year by the Stevens Institute of Technology Maritime Security Center (MSC)—a US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence—and the NY/NJ Regional Metro Alumni Chapter of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Read more and listen to podcast

 

Robots are not coming for your job—management is

Robots are not currently algorithmically scanning LinkedIn and Monster.com with an intent to displace you with their artificial intelligence. Read more

 

Ageing and mobility: loco-motives for the future

Following the publication of our Future of Mobility report earlier this year, Tom Wells, the Head of Foresight at GOS spoke at the Centre for Ageing Better about the future of ageing and mobility, combining insights from the recent report with our earlier work on population ageing. Read more

 

The incredible autonomous ships of the future: run by artificial intelligence rather than a crew

While the world got the first glimpse of a fully autonomous ferry, there’s still quite a bit of work to be done before we can expect the world’s waterways to be overtaken with autonomous vessels. Read more

 

Predictions for the digital workplace of the future

Scott Furlong, the consultant strategist believes that we are about to enter the “Experience Age” – and those enterprises that focus on it will undoubtedly be the winners of the “day after tomorrow.” Read more

 

The artists using artificial intelligence to dream up the future of music

As machine learning applications from big tech companies permeate increasingly large swaths of our lives, artists like Holly Herndon, YACHT, and Dadabots are using similar tools for their creative potential, crafting forward-looking albums in collaboration with artificial intelligence. Read more

 

Grant

Open call: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Read more

 

Publications

Education in 2030

This report has some flaws but it is overall a far better snapshot of the future of learning than many of its contemporaries. Download report

 

OECD Strategic Foresight Unit

The OECD Strategic Foresight unit helps governments, OECD directorates and the OECD as a whole build the capacity to anticipate and prepare for uncertain, complex and turbulent futures. Read more

Download full report (Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2019)