Enabling Desired Futures

By the Living Core | Everything we create, in turn will shape us. That is why our aspiration is to proactively co-create a meaningful world.

Change as a Force of Nature: How Org Designers Hold a Living Systems View on Change

When it comes to the difference between change management and how org designers look at the future of work, org designers hold an exquisitely …

Neurophilosophy

This “city” for people with dementia is the future of memory care

“It’s going back to how we did it before we institutionalized our way of treating elderly,” says one of the architects.<p>The average nursing home can be depressingly institutional. For the growing number of people suffering from dementia, these facilities are even worse: Their repetitive architecture …

Alzheimer's Disease

AI and the Future of Work

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Shauna. WIRED Insider<p>While no one knows what artificial intelligence’s effect on work will be, we can all agree on one thing: …

Artificial Intelligence

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

When you’re browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.<p>The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a …

Customers

Look up from your screen

Children learn best when their bodies are engaged in the living world. We must resist the ideology of screen-based learning<i>By Nicholas Tampio</i>Read at …

Los Angeles

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

There is no shortage of predictions about how artificial intelligence is going to reshape where, how and if people work in the future.<p>But the grand work-changing projects of A.I., like self-driving cars and humanoid robots, are not yet commercial products. A more humble version of the technology, …

Bots

The case for building $1,500 parks

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness and depression, especially in low-resource neighborhoods.<p>What’s in a fence? More than you’d think. In neighborhoods where as little as about $1,000 was spent transforming a vacant lot with some …

Research

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

The Cognition Crisis

Our lives on this planet have improved in so many amazing ways over the last century. On average, we are now healthier, more affluent and literate, …

The Brain

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Dolly Parton freezes leftovers. Sarah Jessica Parker dresses her kids in hand-me-downs. And Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest humans walking the planet, pays for McDonald's food with coupons.<p>Are these just the quirky habits of the rich and famous? Not at all. They represent the way these …

Personal Finance

What can machine learning do? Workforce implications

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Machine Learning

Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'

We’ve gone from a 60-hour working week to a 45-hour week and we could go to 30 or 25 Joseph Stiglitz<p>It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the grim future he fears may be coming. The Nobel laureate and former chief economist at the World Bank has thought carefully …

Artificial Intelligence

Procrastinator's brains are different than doers

Daydreaming is important — studies have repeatedly said as much — but maybe you shouldn’t daydream too much, as a recent study by researchers at …

Amygdala

Nike knows the future looks something like Colin Kaepernick

Kicks have always been political, and Nike has always sought to capture new generations with its use of intense color. This is a company that built itself on chroma-fluorescent blues and acetate volt greens. The Colin Kaepernick campaign falls in that category: It’s a transactional piece of …

Skateboarding

Designlegende - Designer Peter Schmidt: "Marktforschung killt das Produkt"

Deutschlands erfolgreichster Produktdesigner im Interview über schlimme Symbole, Jil Sander, Wolfgang Joop und Skispringen

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

Collective Awareness

A Conversation withJ. Doyne Farmer[7.17.18]<i>Economic failures cause us serious problems. We need to build simulations of the economy at a much more</i> …

What Happens When a Computer Runs Your Life – Future Human – Medium

Max Hawkins will be getting his first tattoo in a few days, and the panic’s setting in. Not because it’s a permanent choice — although it certainly …

Machine Learning: how to go from Zero to Hero

Start with “Why?” and end with “I’m ready!”If your understanding of A.I. and Machine Learning is a big question mark, then this is the blog post for …

High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too

One of the best-selling T-shirts for the Indian e-commerce site Myntra is an olive, blue and yellow colorblocked design. It was conceived not by a human but by a computer algorithm — or rather two algorithms.<p>The first algorithm generated random images that it tried to pass off as clothing. The …

Artificial Intelligence

12 fast-rising technologies to get ready for

Technology moves at a mile a minute, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t jump on board and benefit from it. We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council which of our current technologies will likely be slated for widespread, innovative use within the near future.<p><b>While our focuses today may be</b> …

The fallacy of obviousness

A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature<i>By Teppo Felin</i>Read at Aeon

How to Set the Conditions for Innovation

Blockchain Isn’t a Revolution – Member Feature Stories – Medium

These days it’s hard to avoid pronouncements about how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology could change everything (or at least, create …

Who Has The Best Business Model (And It’s Not Google Or Facebook)

<i>“</i>When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that …

From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

The most successful brands treat their customers as users, not buyers. Here’s how.<p>Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, and a few chosen for you based on what you’ve bought in the past. You like a pair of jeans and a …

eCommerce

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The blackouts kept coming. The state-owned power company, Eskom, was on the verge of insolvency. Maintenance was being deferred. And a major boiler exploded, threatening the national grid.<p>McKinsey & Company, the godfather of management consulting, thought it could help, but was not …

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century? Focus on Community.

None<p>How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century?<p>Enterprising workers are moving to cities in droves. But as economic forces threaten to pull us apart, transforming work and life as we know it, we must embrace community and pave the way for a rising generation of entrepreneurs.<p>Illustrations by Doug …

WeWork