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Foresight Weekly News - February 9, 2020

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What new jobs will emerge in the 2020s?

What new jobs will emerge? And how can we support workers to transition into the jobs of the future? In recent years, programmers and software developers have been the fastest growing occupations, with over 160,000 new roles. Read more

 

Reimagining the future of food

The 4th IOP Physics in Food Manufacturing (PiFM) Conference in Leeds, UK provided an opportunity to think about new approaches for compelling food product innovations. Learn more

 

Spies like AI: The future of artificial intelligence for the US intelligence community

New forms of advanced AI are slowly replacing some neural nets. Unlike neural nets, where the system sets its own statistical weights, genetic algorithms evolve sequentially, just like organisms, and are thus more traceable. Read more

 

What robotics’ biggest raises tell us about the industry’s future

Warehouse fulfillment, construction, surgical and agriculture are key targets for automation. Learn more

 

Envision a future, make it so

Sudip Parikh, the new chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, the publisher of Science magazine) refers to the challenges shaped by the relationship between science and society entangled with policy-making. Read more

 

Isaac Asimov’s throwback literary legacy

When Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy won the Hugo Award for best all-time science-fiction series, in 1966, no one was more surprised than the author. The books contained “no action,” Asimov complained years later, adding, “I kept waiting for something to happen, and nothing ever did.” Read more

 

#happy2050! What future do you want?

The Millennium Project Italian node has launched a small awareness campaign called #happy2050 on the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), with the support of the Millennium Project (MP). Read more

 

EVENT

Tourism 2030

A workshop will be held on May 13 to educate, inform and share best practices on the means by which the tourism industry can become more economically, environmentally and socio-culturally sustainable and resilient. Learn more

 

VIDEO

Smart Hospital: the hospital of the future

Digitalization offers many opportunities for the hospital of the future. The Smart Hospital focuses on networking and short distances and stands for targeted and efficient care. Watch the video

 

EBOOK

The longest lever: Is AI the most transformative technology?

In this ebook from Singularity University, The Longest Lever: Is AI the Most Transformative Technology?, you’ll learn about the key trends and compelling AI innovations that are already creating an impact. Download the ebook