Communities Defining the Future: Predicting the Impact & Outcome of Emerging Technologies with Scout.ai
"Technology may be inevitable, but our response to it isn't." -- Berit Anderson (CEO & coFounder, Scout.ai)
Join us for the launch of Tech 2025's new event series,Communities Defining the Future,where we shine a spotlight on other compellingcommunities around the world that are dedicated to providing a platform for people to learn about & discuss the mostdisruptive emerging technologies. We'll be focusing specificallyone the communities whose content, model & call-to-action gives us cause for pause & a glimmer of light for how we all might move forward informed, empowered & boldly into the future.
Scout, which launched last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign where they reached their funding goal in one week, is one such community & we're excited to introduce them to you.Berit Anderson, CEO & coFounder of Scout, will be joining us to do a presentation & fireside chat withCharlie Oliver(CEO of Tech 2025) to discuss how & why she andBrett Horvath(coFounder, Scout), launched Scout, how they managed to fund it so quickly on Kickstarter, & how they built a thriving community & business model around discussing emerging technologies. What has Berit & her team learned about how people are thinking about the future & how to embrace the challenges ahead? Find out at this special event where you'll become part of the Scout community for the evening.
Scout is a social platform where technologists, professionals & power nerds map the future implications of technology by submitting ideas & voting on predictions of what will happen next using near-term science fiction.
Scout evaluates the near term implications of technology to help you de-risk decision making & seize opportunity.Throughtheir content, scenario planning events, & online conversations,they map the future of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, brain implants, augmented reality, climate damage, genetic augmentation, & other emerging technologies witha community of scientists, technologists, NYT-bestselling authors, & strategic foresight experts.
Berit Anderson (CEO & coFounder of Scout)
Every week, Scout's editors publish apiece that combines "near-term science fiction & reporting to focus on a single topic." Their mission is one of action. Explains Berit, "In our eyes, victory means helping the world anticipate an opportunity or threat & getting the right people together to do something about it.It's time we upgrade our imagination."
About Berit Andeson
As CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Berit (@berit_anderson) oversees Scout's business & editorial operations & keeps our business strategy, product & content on course. She is the former managing editor at Crosscut.com, a Seattle-based news site, where she reinvented journalism to help solve local problems & staged scenario planning games to help the city plan for cyber-attacks & deal with climate refugees.
She brings more than 15 years of experience working with her family to run Strategic News Service, a predictive newsletter read by Bill Gates, Elon Musk, & Jeff Bezos, as well as the SNS FiRe conference, which brings together C-level technology executives, world-class scientists, & Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers to use science & technology to reshape our world.
6pm - 6:30pm: Sign In, networking, lite bites & beverages6:30pm - 6:45pm: Announcements, updates, speaker introduction6:45pm - 7pm: Berit Anderson presentation7pm - 7:30pm: Fireside chat with Charlie & Brett7:30pm - 7:45: Audience Q&A7:45pm - 8PM: More mingling & then it's a wrap!
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