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Foresight Weekly News - October 20, 2019

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APF member, Amy Webb is among BBC 100 women 2019

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. Amy Webb, APF member and the professor of strategic foresight at NYU’s Stern School of Business is among the awarded figures. Read more

 

Developing a toolkit for strategic foresight

David Midgley, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Marketing talks about Distant Foresight Index (DFI), developed to help organizations identify potentially destructive threats and curate appropriate responses. Read more

 

Mutating the future: the anticipatory experimentation method

The fields of foresight and futures studies would seem a logical place for addressing the problems of the future. Read more

 

A.I. isn’t as advanced as you think

A computer scientist argues that artificial intelligence is progressing more slowly than the hype suggests. Read more

 

Futures of education

UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative uses the horizon of 2050 and beyond in order to anticipate and shape both nearer and more distant futures. Learn more

 

The future of work? Make it more addictive

The concept of work will change even more in the future, but it might not change the way you think it will. Read more

 

Bio-inspired theoretical research may make robots more effective on the future battlefield

Researchers are on a mission to understand the value of the molecular living functionality of muscle, and the fundamental mechanics that would need to be replicated in order to artificially achieve the capabilities arising from the proteins responsible for muscle contraction. Read more

 

The future of transportation is ... not cars, not even autonomous ones

It is claimed that AVs will increase congestion and traffic fatalities, exacerbate economic and racial inequalities if AV technologies focus on private cars and single occupancy vehicles. Read more

 

Forget your crystal ball: How can leaders really prepare for the future?

We are travelling at speed into a future that will evolve in ways that none of us – not even the most talented futurists of today – will quite be able to predict. Read more

 

In the UK, the ‘library of the future’ looks a lot like Lego

CILIP’s Library Week concludes Saturday (October 12) with a festival of London libraries, called “Worlds of Possibilities.” Learn more

 

EDUCATION

Practicing exponential foresight

Singularity University runs a hands-on skill-building course that teaches practical foresight skills to impact your preferred future. Learn more

 

Futures thinking specialization

Institute for the Future, a Silicon-Valley-based research and learning group teaches you the skills and mindsets of the world’s top futurists, so you can forecast what’s coming, imagine new possibilities, and seize control of your own future. Find out details

 

PODCAST

Voices in AI – Episode 97: A Conversation with Alexandra Levit

APF member, Alexandra Levit talks about the nature of intelligence and her new book ‘Humanity Works‘. Listen to this podcast