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Foresight Weekly News - January 19, 2020

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The futurist community’s year in review, 2019

APF member and AAI Foresight’s consulting editor, Cynthia Wagner has summarized a number of foresight projects and activities throughout the year. Read more

 

Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp has planned to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, “smart homes,” artificial intelligence and other technologies. Read more

 

The future of journalism is collaborative

Mariana Santos, journalist and founder of Chicas Poderosas believes the path to generating social impact through journalism crosses community and collaboration. Read more

 

5 things to know about the future of wearable payments

As contactless payments become more ubiquitous in certain European and Asian countries, wearable payments technology is seeing a dramatic increase in adoption. Read more

 

What chess can teach us about the future of AI and war

Defense professionals used freestyle chess to promote strategies where humans and computers work together, combining human strategy and computer speed to eliminate blunders while allowing humans to focus on the big picture. Read more

 

The future of politics is bots drowning out humans

Soon, AI-driven personas will be able to write personalized letters to newspapers and elected officials, submit individual comments to public rule-making processes, and intelligently debate political issues on social media. Read more

 

Energy 2020: a vision of the future

The Earth, the Sun, the Galaxy and the Universe have more than enough energy resources to power our civilization for the following decades, centuries and millennia. Read more

 

How to focus innovation strategy with the three horizons model

This informative post reviews McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model that defines three perspectives (horizons) to look at. The model underlines that all three horizons should exist in the organization simultaneously. Learn more

 

The bold new future of board leadership in Asia

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) recently released the BOLD 3.0: Future Fluent Board Leadership in Asia. The study not only helps leaders in Asia to examine the current status of their leadership, but also enable them to look into the horizon and align their capabilities accordingly. Study more

 

VIDEO

AI and the future of mobility

At CES 2020, artificial intelligence was headline news. Innovation in this space will redefine our cities and mobility of the future. Here is Giovanni Lanfranchi, chief technology officer, and Michael Kopp, director of data science, discussed AI, data privacy and the power of location technology with respected technology journalist Ina Fried. Watch their discussion