Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing into big business. Machine learning, a subset of AI, is expected to reach $8.81 billion by 2022. After millennia of automaton dreams and decades of AI hype, the ability to automate tasks is becoming reality for an ever-widening range of applications. Increasingly, researchers are applying machine learning to power their … Continue reading How Artificial is the Hype Around AI?
I've been working on a bit of research about the future of mail and couriers. One of the coolest bits of research I found is MyPostcard. MyPostcard is actually a scanning hit for a trend I've been following for a hospitality company. The hospitality industry has been focused on customer experience, experience design, and the role … Continue reading Scanning hit for the future of postal services and customer experience
Our latest Gist report briefly looks at the future of Bitcoin and its related technologies – blockchain, smart contracts and distributed autonomous organizations. Proponents say Bitcoin will decentralize power away from banks and other institutions while distributing it across whole communities. If these promises hold true, Bitcoin will only be the beginning. Download the whole … Continue reading More than Money: Get the (Free) Gist on the Future of Blockchain
Verne Wheelwright is a pioneer in using foresight for personal development. The same methods that corporations and governments have used for the past decade are just as relevant for personal use as they are for shaping macro futures. Many self help authors want readers to connect to their future selves, but none of them offer any … Continue reading Learn more from your future than you do from your past
Wearing IT to Work is my latest trend alert based on my report on wearables. I am also hosting 2 free webinars to cover the basics of the report (please see links below). Wearable electronic devices, or simply wearables, have emerged from specialized markets such as the medical sector and the military and are aggressively entering … Continue reading Wearing IT to Work–repost from Shaping Tomorrow