This graph is from the WIPO 2022 report. It is worrisome as the publications in humanities (and social sciences) are being drowned out by the focus on STEM subjects. This gradual change is from years of focus on TIMMS and PISA rankings (and hence national competitiveness) of countries. TIMMS began in 1995 (founded in Amsterdam by IEA) and assesses Grades 4 and 8 in maths and science (humanities and social sciences missing). PISA (conducted by OECD and launched in 1997) focuse
In the near future, the probability we will all be working with artificial intelligence (AI) to get our jobs done is a certainty. Yet we learn about working with people, but not with AI. How do we plan for better performing human-AI teams? What is a Human-AI team? This is a team that is composed of humans and AI that work together on various tasks. Here it is important to mention that AI is a complex system of hardware, software, data, and human ingenuity (maybe represented v
A futurist makes forecasts and predictions about what might happen to human society, technology, the economy and other key systems in the future. So what a great opportunity to meet and network with the best at the Dubai Future Forum, the world’s largest gathering of futurists! To kickstart the forum we hosted a design thinking workshop on the governance of Synthetic Biology. Specifically we had one question – What should the future of Synthetic Biology governance look like?
Photo: Pixabay One point of discussion during the Economist and Meta panel at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly was interoperability. Interoperability is defined as the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information. There are many levels of interoperability. I am recapping a few below. I have more questions than answers, but this is an excellent place to start. Also, most companies that outsource will face problems if they don't have their own in-