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Foresight Weekly News - July 28, 2019

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The future of work: 5 important ways jobs will change in the 4th industrial revolution

Bernard Marr, a futurist author believes it’s important for every human to prepare for a future where machines become colleagues. Read more

 

French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats

A new report by the Defence Innovation Agency (DIA) said the visionaries will “propose scenarios of disruption” that military strategists may not think of. Read more

 

Visa’s vision for the future of payments is password-free

Visa believes the payment industry can move away from passwords in the next five years thanks to advancements in authentication and anti-fraud technologies. Read more

 

Future perfect

Dave Coplin, the founder and CEO of The Envisioners shares his technological visions on the future of education, work, and human-machine interaction. Read more

 

Despite high hopes, self-driving cars are ‘way in the future’

Ford and other companies say the industry overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles, which still struggle to anticipate what other drivers and pedestrians will do. Read more

 

Future city

Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Read more

 

High-stakes AI decisions need to be automatically audited

AI models are susceptible to a common phenomenon known as Simpson’s paradox, in which behavior is driven by an underlying unobserved variable. Read more

 

AI has a bias problem and that can be a big challenge in cybersecurity

Inherently biased artificial intelligence programs can pose serious problems for cybersecurity at a time when hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks, experts say. Read more

 

Publications

Futures & Foresight Science

The latest issue of FFS journal (Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2019) is devoted to scenario planning. Download open access papers

 

Foresight and STI Governance

The latest issue of FSTIG (Volume 13, Issue 2) is devoted to the impact of technological progress on employment prospects and competence development. Download full text of the journal