Date posted: April 6, 2017
If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. A new report from the International Bar Association suggests machines will most likely replace humans in high-routine occupations. The authors suggest governments introduce human quotas in some sectors to protect jobs. Featured: Morris Miselowski , Business Futurist Toby Walsh, Professor of artificial intelligence, UNSW [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170404-pm09-aivshumans.mp3.mp3"][/audio] Zoe Ferguson reported this story on Read More...
Date posted: April 4, 2017
By Zoe Ferguson If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. Key points:
- New development of AI and robotics affects both blue and white collar sector
- Life could be safer with artificial intelligence around us
- Report recommends a 'human quota' in sectors
- Legislation needed to protect human safety and security
Date posted: March 26, 2017
Humans are all about mobility, it's hard-wired into our DNA and soft wired into our hearts and souls. We gaze longingly at the horizon, travel treacherous oceans and uncharted solar systems all in the hope of extending our grasp on reality and possibility.
This week I was lucky enough to spend some time with the Ford tribe gazing into the future of mobility and what transport might be, look like and offer us in the next 50 years and last night ABC's Nightlife Phil Clarke and I carried on this conversation with our audience and special guest Sheryl Connelly Ford's Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager.
Listen in as we explore the future of transport, c
Date posted: January 30, 2017
“Half of all children starting kindergarten this year have no chance of getting a job in 2032, if we continue to educate them the way we currently are” is one of the findings in a new bold trend report exploring the world of work in 2030 compiled by Australian futurist, Morris Miselowski, one of the world’s leading business and education visionaries.
In 2030, 1 in 4 cars sold will be fully autonomous. Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Drones and Connected Cities will all be as ordinary as gas, electricity and water. Mobile phones, keyboards and mice will be relegated to museums and the notion of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday work will have given way to project and t
Date posted: January 24, 2017
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the purchase of a new scientific Artificially Intelligent based search engine Meta, that allows the best and brightest scientific and medical minds to share, find and collaborate on the most up to date research, Meta's point of difference is that it not only quickly finds the research you asked for, but better yet finds what you would have asked for, if you knew it existed.
This potential exponential leap led Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to consider where medicine and research is headed as this week we chat about the fundamental shift away from waiting for our body to break down before we fix it, to a wellness phase of on
Date posted: January 17, 2017
It's my daughter Rebecca's 21st birthday and I'm so proud, so happy and so glad to celebrate the woman she's become and to think back on the last 21 years of her and our family's life and in this nostalgic mood I've indulgently dedicated this week's on-air chat with Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to looking back at 1996, at how we lived, what was important then and the amazing tech that we were using 21 years ago.
1. PC users did not have even Pentium II in 1996 (Pentium II came in 1997).
2. Celeron processors were a thing of the future.
3. 16 MB RAM was a big deal.
Date posted: January 10, 2017
CES (The Consumer and Electronic Show) is the ultimate geek and nerd convention held each year, in early January in Las Vegas, attracts over 180,000 visitors who are all there to find the latest tech machinations, thinking, prototypes and products that may just become the next big thing.
This year's show was no different, with an incredible array of must-have's, didn't know I needed it but now I can't live without it and I'll never need that on show, but more telling for me than the individual products are the overarching themes and tech directions and in a series of interviews with Hong Kong Radio 3's Phil Whelan, Glynn Greensmith of ABC Local radio and Kier Shorey
Date posted: December 19, 2016
I love this time of year and putting together my own list of only nice Christmas apps and websites, here's a few of my favourites:
WebsitesSend Santa An Email This site may not be the prettiest site on the web, but the idea is really cute. You can write to Santa Claus and he will respond! Admit to your year of naughtiness and hope that he might forgive you, play trivia games and get in on the countdown to Christmas. Merry Christmas.com The site is all things Christmas, it covers the festive spirit in abundance. There are games, recipes, music, gifts, and a spe
Date posted: December 16, 2016
We may be in the early days of discovering how to reverse the ageing process according to a report from California's Salk Institute and this prompted ABC Darwin's Adam Steer to want to chat about what it might be like to live beyond 120, wi
Date posted: December 13, 2016
The end of the straddle bus and the beginning of an uneasy truce between President elect Trump and the entire tech community are the stories du jour as Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan and I catch up for our weekly chat on all things future, tech and whatever else.
The straddle bus was a great Chinese innovation that's been around for a while and in August this year seemed to gain new energy as a prototype hit the streets for a 300 metre journey, but since then its been awfully quiet and we've just found out why.
Only a couple of months since its supposed triumph, the bus is sitting in a yard derelict and unloved and its innovators are being accused of illegal crowdfunding, unauthorized road