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Foresight Weekly News - December 1, 2019

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Designing humanity’s future in space

The new Space Age will reach beyond the technical and scientific achievements of getting people into space. The next frontier is bringing our creativity, our values, our personal pursuits and hobbies with us, and letting them evolve into a new culture unique to off-planet life. Read more

 

Will the future of work be ethical? Future leader perspectives

In June, a conference was organized by the MIT Technology Review. The conference examined how AI and robotics are changing the future of work. Find out more

 

Human-machine collaboration: The future of work

We are seeing a fundamental shift in the work model to one that fosters human-machine collaboration, enables new skills and worker experiences, and supports an environment unbounded by time or physical space. Read more

 

A manifesto for the 21st century university

A new initiative sets out thinking on the relevance of universities and how we can better support societies to flourish at a time of significant upheaval and volatility. Learn more

 

How to predict the future: A conversation with Warren Hatch

The book, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, gained attention when it was published in 2015. The book highlighted the methods of so-called superforecasters, those that look more accurate forecasters than the rest, providing a roadmap for how become better at predicting the future. Read more

 

How to future-proof yourself against AI

Advancements in AI and related technologies in the workplace have the potential to create 133 million new jobs, new studies claim. Discover more

 

Transparent wood: The building material of the future?

Through a project called Woodoo Augmented Wood, the experts are working on integrating electronics into its touch-sensitive wood, through collaboration with industry partners. The material, which transmits light, will become wooden panels for ‘tactile dashboards’ in cars, they say. Know more

 

PUBLICATIONS

Matrix purpose in scenario planning: Implications of congruence with scenario project purpose

Adam Vigdor Gordon Describes how scenario matrix purpose may or may not be congruent with scenario project purpose. Download the paper

 

The new geopolitics of converging risks: The UN and prevention in the era of AI

A report published by claims that the convergence of AI and affective computing, cyber and biotechnologies, robotics and additive manufacturing raises complex global implications that are poorly understood, leaving the multilateral system with limited tools to anticipate and prevent emerging risks. Download the report

 

EVENT

Sea: The Future 2020

Bringing together senior decision-makers from the worlds of shipping, government, finance, energy, security, insurance, compliance, and technology, the conference will discuss how innovation and collaboration can facilitate a safe and thriving maritime ecosystem for years to come. The conference will be held in London on May 20, 2020. Learn more