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Foresight Weekly News - August 25, 2019

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Futures Festival 2019: Radical Transformations

The Futures Festival is a virtual conference that is free and open to everyone. This year, the theme is Radical Transformations. On November 9, 2019, Radical Transformations will connect you to new ideas, projects and people. Find out details and register

 

How the CFO as a futurist will define the shape of finance to come

Forbes Insights team refers to APF’s reminder that “it is not the goal of a futurist to predict what will happen in the future” and considers futurist CFOs as executives who can attempt to influence events to create a desired future. Read more 

 

Can artificial intelligence generate corporate strategy?

Daniel Shapiro tells us about automating corporate strategies using artificial intelligence, and looks at some recent progress in automatically generating strategies in the face of uncertainty. Read more

 

What’s next in learning?

Imagine a platform that enabled you to access local and national opportunities from your smartphone or computer, a place where you can pursue your interests with mentors and peers, building new skills and habits wherever you are, whenever you want. Read more

 

Google lens, augmented reality, and the future of learning

Technology is winning, and the institutions of learning and discovery are embracing screens. AR, with its ability to layer digital information on top of real-world objects, makes that learning more engaging. Read more

 

The Future of insurance

Forrester recently published research on the future of insurance in which they offer perspectives on three central themes: insurance solutions vs. a products-based focus; ecosystem convergence; and virtual vs. vertical integration. Find out more

 

Seven tips for imagining your company’s future

What will your business look like in 10 years? Twenty years? One hundred years? Does it seem lofty and unnecessary to think that far in the future? It isn’t. Letting yourself imagine the possibilities of tomorrow can help you unlock insights that you can use today. Read more

 

Publications

Journal paper

Humans use future thinking to exert social control

Researchers used computational modeling and found that people use future-oriented thinking and calculate the downstream effects of their current actions regardless of the controllability of the social environment. Download the full-text paper

 

E-book

Navigating the geography of change: thirteen skills to master on the path to exponential leadership

Singularity University offers some of the best wisdom from Pascal Finette, Chair of Entrepreneurship. Readers discover a suite of important skills that will enhance every leader’s ability to make better decisions, work smarter, and remain calm in the eye of any storm.  Download the e-book

 

Conference report

EU chemicals policy 2030: building on the past, moving to the future

EU Chemicals Policy 2030 Conference was held in Brussels on 27 and 28 June 2019. The conference pursued a future-oriented approach and published a report that is now available on the conference website. Download the report

 

Research report

Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies in schools

This is a new report on AI in education commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education. The first half focuses on AI while the latter half focuses on virtual and augmented reality. The authors define AI and provide an overview of its applications in schools. Download the report