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Rohit Talwar works at Fast Future, which publishes books from future thinkers around the world exploring how developments such as AI, robotics and disruptive thinking could impact individuals, society and business and create new trillion-dollar sectors. Two new books from Fast Future are: ‘Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity’, published on 27th Nov 2017 and ‘The Future – Reinvented: Reimagining Life, Society, and Business’ available from 18th Dec 2017.

10 Developments That Might Just Happen In 2018

One year is over and another has started…but what might the next 12 months hold? Here are 10 developments to look out for: 1. Bitcoin Speculation will drive the price of Bitcoin to at least $50,000 during 2018. This will drive down the amount of commercial use for transaction purposes, as coin holders will hang on to them as an appreciating asset. Within the next two years, China will announce its own government backed digital currency. This will see rapid adoption by a number of countries that will also outlaw Bitcoin and its rivals. 2. Robo-Pop 2018 will see the first pop song written by artificial intelligence (AI) enter the top 20 of the pop charts in a major economy such as South Korea or Japan. By 2023, predictive algorithms will be used to determine the music and lyrics for over 50%...

Top 7 Areas Of Emerging Transformational Technologies That Will Be Used To Enhance Humans

Common sense suggests we are entering, or possibly sleepwalking into at our peril, the age of artificial intelligence (AI). At the same time, we may be on the precipice of radical growth in human productivity enabled by bio-technological enhancements.  Although AI technology has advanced to the point where work and jobs are potentially being threatened, the field of human augmentation could quite suddenly raise the bar for our so-called robot rivals. Whilst augmentation may be seen as extremely controversial on social, moral, ethical, and religious grounds, it opens up possibilities which society must be aware of and make careful choices about. Most of the emerging transformational technologies aimed at human enhancement fall under a few general categories, despite a good deal of crossover...

Top 10 Job Roles That Could Be Eliminated By Artificial Intelligence

Whilst the cataclysmic ‘replaced by robots’ job warnings may well be overstated in the short term, the pace of change will inevitably quicken. Whether eliminated or transformed, one reasonable take-away remains: AI is recalibrating the division of labour between humans and technology. To help put the potential changes in an everyday context, here is a hotlist of currently human job roles that could be transformed or eliminated completely by the use AI and robotics over the period from 2020 to 2030. 1. Research & Development From pharmaceuticals to new materials and electronic devices – AI software is increasingly being used to conduct more and more of the R&D value chain. The use of AI allows researchers to conduct more trials faster and compare real-time data with historic a...

5 Leadership Challenges Artificial Intelligence Will Bring To The Workplace

Technological disruptions are defining the world of modern business. They are also driving a set of deep rooted questions about the future of work and how we can navigate to the ‘next horizon’. How businesses respond to these challenges and exploit the benefits of smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), will be a key contributor to success going forward. Roles that have been traditionally thought of as requiring a high level human intellect are now being automated – thanks to AI. Whilst this undoubtedly boosts efficiency, decision makers must be mindful of how this may impact brand identity and user experience. This is why it’s essential to focus on the human dimension. Which areas will still require human involvement? How will staff respond when their jobs are changed or...