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Foresight Weekly News - August 4, 2019

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Silicon Valley and the pursuit of immortality

Death is a big business, which is one reason why Silicon Valley billionaires such as Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Sergey Brin hope to disrupt the aging process and unlock the secrets of immortality. Read more

 

The future of immersive education will be live, social, and personalized

Amir Bozorgzadeh, the CEO of Virtuleap reports that AI instructors will likely become the primary form of knowledge transfer, whereas human teachers will be much more focused on social and emotional intelligence. Read more

 

Bicycle that learns has a lot to teach us about AI’s future

For years, researchers pursuing the holy grail of artificial general intelligence have typically gone down one of two routes: approaches grounded in computer science, and those rooted in the science of the brain. Read more

 

Some thoughts on the future of public higher education

Tony Bates weighs in with a longish and well-thought-out post on the potential future of public education through the vehicle of a news report on education. Read more

 

The future will be formulated using category theory

Jayshree Pandya, founder and CEO of Risk Group LLC believes that a new approach to defining and designing systems is coming. Read more

 

The future of work is an adaptive workforce

To become an adaptive enterprise requires significant investments in technology transformation, in culture building, and in setting up structures and processes. Read more

 

Ten human skills for the future of work

Shana Dressler, former Executive Director of Google’s 30 Weeks says that these core strengths are key not only for building and leading effective teams, but for thriving in the constantly evolving workplace. Read more

 

Podcast

Bumps in the road to our robocar future

From fledgling startups to automotive giants like General Motors, there’s a whole lot of companies looking to develop fully self-driving cars. But that goal is still a long way from reality. Listen to podcast

 

Publications

The exponential guide to Blockchain

Blockchain is one such technology, and it holds the potential to transform not just every commercial industry—but the traditional foundations of government, academic, and non-profit sectors of our global economy, as well. Read more

 

Safety in the future

Published by The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends, this report provides action frameworks about how to feel safe in different future situations, with a focus on technology. Download report