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The Robots are coming: What Colorado’s Artificial Intelligence boom means for workers

March 30th, 2019 at 1:59 am » Comments Off

  Rob Carpenter, founder of Valyant A.I., stands next to his creation at a Good Times in South Denver.  For as long as there have been robots, there’s been the fear that they will take our jobs, or even worse — take over everything. Well, reality is more nuanced than most Sci-Fi movies’ depiction of […]



DaVinci Speaker Series: The rise of the female entrepreneur

March 19th, 2019 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

“Everyone expects to hear the normal statistics and comments in events such as this one. However, DaVinci Institute’s panel members frequently have a different view and are often provocative. Our programs tend to be effective since our expert panel members study, research and even live in the future. To us THE RISE OF THE FEMALE […]



Awaiting the Advent of a Sleeping Giant in Edtech

March 15th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



Futurist to GLI: Millions of new industries will spin from technology

February 26th, 2019 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

  Futurist to GLI: Millions of new industries will spin from technology  In the next decade or two, Thomas Frey predicts we’ll build our houses from 3D printers, shop at mobile convenient stores brought to our doorsteps and wear “smart” clothes that track our movements and guide us through the day. Frey is a futurist […]



DaVinci Speaker Series: The Future of Transportation

February 21st, 2019 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off


DaVinci Speaker Series : Disruptive Technology

February 6th, 2019 at 4:51 pm » Comments Off

. Many disruptive technologies are entering the current marketplace: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D printing, etc. Each of these technologies is expected to obsolete and displace a large number of businesses with the associated job layoffs and supply chain interruptions. A question of concern is whether these disruptions by themselves or in combination with […]



Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

December 17th, 2018 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining. From switchboard operator to film projectionist, three industrial revolutions down and we’ve already seen many jobs wiped from the face of the Earth. Emerging technology is rapidly dispensing P45s, pink slips or termination letters to the next round of workers. […]



Turning to AI to save endangered languages

December 3rd, 2018 at 5:56 am » Comments Off

Group of Yugambeh Aboriginal warriors dance. As languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate, speakers of endangered languages are turning to technology in a race against time to pass on their unique languages and cultures to the next generation. The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in an […]



A billion aircraft: the future of drones

November 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

If US futurist Thomas Frey is right, in only 12 years drones will be as ubiquitous as cars. Frey says there will be 1 billion drones in use around the world by 2030. What exotic new roles will these combinations of computing, robotics and aerodynamics play in society? Here are a few exciting new ways […]



Every disaster has a beginning: In search of Anomaly Zero

October 30th, 2018 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

Anomaly-Zero-2 In 2012, when 15-year old Jack Andraka’s uncle died of pancreatic cancer, he decided to look into it. He found that the current test for pancreatic cancer was over 60 years old, cost over $800, and wasn’t very reliable. For this reason over 85% of pancreatic cancer cases were detected too late, when the […]



Robot teachers might be the largest internet business in 2030

October 19th, 2018 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Robot teacher in front of classroom of studentsThe AI boom has a lot to do with it. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Thomas Frey, the senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute think tank, […]



The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

September 14th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Futurist Thomas Frey, in 12 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



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