Rohit Talwar, Futurist, Publishes New Book, Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity

Rohit Talwar, futurist, together with his co-authors, explore how to ensure Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a positiveRohit Talwar impact on individuals, society, industries, business, the economy, and jobs.

Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity” is the first book in the Fast Future Series and it explores how AI could have impacts across every aspect of our world – highlighting practical strategies to ensure a positive overall impact for humanity.

The Fast Future Book Series is designed to give clear and concise insights into the trends, developments and ideas shaping our future. Each of the books have brief but informative articles that are deliberately intended to provide the reader with key information relevant to future issues— what they are, and their possible implications for individuals, society, business, and government.

Here’s a little bit more detail about Rohit‘s new book:

The first book in the Fast Future series, Beyond Genuine Stupidity: Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, explores critical emerging issues arising from the rapid pace of development in artificial intelligence (AI). The authors argue for a forward looking and conscious approach to the development and deployment of AI to ensure that it genuinely serves humanity’s best interest. Through a series of articles they present a compelling case to get beyond the genuine stupidity of narrow, short-term and alarmist thinking and look at AI from a long-term holistic perspective. The reality is that AI will impact current sectors and jobs—and hopefully enable new ones. A smart approach requires us to think about and experiment with strategies for adopting and absorbing the impacts of AI—encompassing education systems, reskilling the workforce, unemployment and guaranteed basic incomes, robot taxes, job creation, encouraging new ventures, research and development to enable tomorrow’s industries, and dealing with the mental health impacts. The book explores the potential impacts on sectors ranging from healthcare and automotive to legal and education. The implications for business itself are also examined from leadership and HR to sales and business ethics.

Rohit TalwarRohit Talwar is a global futurist who helps audiences make sense of and respond to a constantly changing reality and a hyper connected world. He helps clients understand how to respond to the forces and ideas shaping the future, deliver transformational change and create imaginative new strategies and possibilities. Rohit is an award winning futurist speaker and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. He was nominated as one the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent newspaper.

Rohit has delivered highly inspirational, thought provoking and humorous keynotes to leadership audiences in over 60 countries on six continents. His regular speaking topics include forces shaping the future, the industries of tomorrow, the future of nations and cities, new business models, disruptive technologies, change drivers, economic futures, innovation, developing economies, sustainability, emerging jobs, opportunities and risks, the future of professional services, navigating complexity and winning in a downturn.

Rohit is the founder and CEO of Fast Future Research – providing consultancy, transformational futures experiences, foresight research and keynote speeches to leading corporations, governments, associations and NGOs around the world. His clients include 3M, American Express, Barclays, Boeing, EADS / Airbus, Emirates, Emaar, Etisalat, GE, Genting, GSK, IBM, Intel, Linklaters, McKinsey, Microsoft, Nokia, Novartis, Pfizer, PwC, Sara Lee, Siemens and Tata.

As part of his work, Rohit travels the world researching the ideas that will shape the future and meeting the people and organizations behind them. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, the future of emerging economies and industries, the future of education and embedding foresight in organisations. Rohit is currently leading research projects on major drivers of change for the next decade, practical strategies for delivering sustainable organisational transformation, human enhancement and the Shadow Economy.

Rohit contributes regularly on futures and innovation topics to TV, news media, books and journals. He has been interviewed, profiled and quoted on over 1000 occasions by TV, print and media channels in more than 40 countries around the world from the USA to China, India, Korea and Nigeria. These include the BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Sky, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and The Times. He is the subject of documentaries in several countries including Korea, Finland, Brazil, India and Pakistan and is a major contributor to a forthcoming US feature on the concept of creating a new country.

Example projects include:

  • Future Human / Future Work – Exploring how organisations can respond to the rapid pace of chemical, genetic and technological advancements that will enhance the human brain and body and see robots working alongside these super-humans and their unaugmented predecessors
  • Total Transformation – Advising global professional services firms on how to reinvent their strategies, business models, ways of working, cultures and mindset in order to survive and thrive in an era of disruptive change
  • Smart City 2030 – Developing visions for a truly sustainable city of the future that will become a hub for groundbreaking developments in emerging science and technology sectors
  • Airport 2050 – Redesigning the airport service experience and design to take account of developments in the fields of human capability, robotics, artificial intelligence, smart materials, 3D / 4D printing, grown structures, biomimicry and superfast construction
  • Future Airline – Reimagining everything an airline does and how it does it to create a truly inspirational customer-centric model for the future of air travel.

Rohit‘s speaking topics are:

  • The future – what leaders should know
  • Anticipating 2025 – Key Trends, Driving Forces, Global Challenges and Potential Disruptions
  • Rolling thunder – The evolution of the emerging economies
  • New world order – Future global economic, political, environmental and business scenarios
  • Hyperconnected humanity – Forces and factors shaping how we might live, work and play in a hyperconnected world and the implications for government, business, society and individuals
  • Get your nerd on – A timeline of science and technology developments shaping the next 5-50 years
  • Future human – how advances in science and technology could transform the human brain and body
  • Love in a cold climate – Preserving our humanity in the face of rapid technological change
  • Barbarians at the gate – How radical thinking, disruptive innovation and imaginative new ventures are redefining strategies, business models and the ‘rules of the game’ in every sector
  • From muscle to magic – how smart firms anticipate, respond to and create the future
  • Dancing in the dark – Driving future growth in a constantly changing reality
  • New horizons – future of aviation, travel, tourism, hotels and live events
  • A lawyer, an iPad and a robot – Drivers of change and future strategies for professional service firms.

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