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Foresight Weekly News - October 27, 2019

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Who will own the future of transportation?

Autonomous-vehicle ubiquity may be decades away, but automakers, startups and tech companies are already clambering to be king of the ‘future of transportation’ hill. Read more

 

The AI-enabled future

While we might be able to easily see how AI technology will be implemented in the short term, what does the future hold for widespread adoption of AI? Read more

 

In the workplace of the future, AI could help personalize training for displaced workers

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoli Zhang is the lead researcher on a $1 million National Science Foundation project to create an AI-enabled tool for retraining workers in the metals industries. Read more

 

Does the future of robots get you excited, or fill you with dread?

Robots are already playing important roles inside retail giants like Amazon and manufacturing companies like Foxconn by completing very specific, repetitive tasks. But many believe that machine learning will ultimately allow robots to master a much wider array of more complex functions. Read more

 

Four trends shaping the future of downtown San Jose

San Jose has long been known as the bedroom community for Silicon Valley. But four new trends in downtown development may be about to change that. Read more

 

With climate change on her mind, this engineer sees a future in nuclear

Katie Mummah is an #ActualLivingScientist and a clean energy advocate. As an engineer and graduate student, she supports largest source of carbon-free electricity. Read more

 

EVENTS

The future of speculative futures

APF member, Joe Tankersley holds an online brainstorm on how to grow and expand Orlando Speculative Futures in 2020 on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Find out details

 

Conference at Ohio State supports future of teaching and learning

The Ohio State University is celebrating 150 years as an institution with a series of summits focusing on the future of higher education. The first one centered on a critical topic: teaching and learning. Learn more

 

Greater Paris event on the cities of the future: Call for special sessions

For the last 3 years, FUTURE Days has been bringing key figures in the future cities field together from all over the world, including scientists, clients, contractors, major groups, start-up companies and innovative SMEs, for a two-day conference. Read more

 

EDUCATION

Futures thinking specialization

Learn 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. Learn more

 

Decision making under uncertainty

In this course you will be introduced to state-of-the-art expert judgment methods, particularly the Classical Model (CM) or Cooke's method, which is arguably the most rigorous method for performing Structured Expert Judgment. Learn more

 

PUBLICATION

Foresight journal

New issue of Foresight journal (volume 21, issue 4) is out with a focus on scenario planning and futures thinking. APF member, Alessandro Fergnani’s paper devoted to scenario-specific fictional is among the published papers. Read more  

 

VIDEO

Why our future relies on the genetic diversity of food

Botanist and educator Esther Meduna explains why the world has experienced a 75 percent decrease in horticultural diversity in the past 150 years.  Watch the talk