CCS Insight delivered a set of future predictions at its annual future-gazing event in London on Thursday 3 October. A longer than usual time frame was the focus, stretching to 2030. A total of 90 predictions were released. I include some interesting ones below.
By 2021, algorithmic and anti-bias data auditors emerge to tackle “pale, male and stale” artificial intelligence.
My take: Bias, diversity, and ethics will grow in importance, as real-world applications of artificial intelligence expand. Thoughts can be found in several of my posts: Technology and Ethics, Bias and Diversity, A Moral Machine.
By 2021, Amazon buys 5G mobile spectrum for its own use in at least one market. You can read more on ZDNet & TechRepublic:
Google and Amazon become Telcos
Amazon Unveils Deliver Drone
5G to underpin new digital ecosystem in 2020
By 2021, a Premier League football club launches a facial recognition ticketing system, and Artificial intelligence replaces referees in a major sporting event by 2022
You can also read more on ZDNet & TechRepublic:
Environmental pressure sees virtual reality displace 20% of business travel by 2029
My Take: as readers of my Blog are aware, I spend a lot of time focused on the emerging Mobility ecosystem. This scenario highlights the Intersections that amplify impact, and the Disruptive Power of those intersections. My thoughts on The Emerging Mobility Ecosystem
Deep fake detection technology emerges by 2021
My Take: I’m hoping that we realize this prediction rapidly. The next several years will be a challenge, as our inability to determine what is real and what is fake erodes. Trust is increasingly undermined in an era where echo chambers reinforce our own beliefs. I wrote about Possible DeepFake futures