Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 415,386 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,104 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 296,293 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,104 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 296,293 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Join 284,925 Trend Hunters with special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 415,386 cutting edge ideas.
FuturistU > Tactics > Future of Tech > Module 4 / 4

Phase 3 of Futurism: The Assimilation

Instructor: Sean Watson
Artificial Intelligence
Download the Artificial Intelligence Trend Report
In the third and final module of this course, Sean looks at the fast-approaching impacts of artificial intelligence, focusing on the exponential increase in robotics, data and intelligence.

A startling and often unsettling reality for many is the speed at which AI is evolving. While companies are embracing its capabilities to help speed up everything from the design of products to the manufacturing process, humans and society isn't as ready or willing to accept the changes to come. How can consumers be sure robots or AI can behave morally or make ethical decisions? Ready or not, the consumer experience will soon represent a hybrid of human and machine elements.
Related Trend Report: Artificial Intelligence
Workshop Questions:
1. What functions of your brand are not taking advantage of AI to its full capacity?
2. What values will govern the future use of AI at your company?
Attend Future Festival

Insights by Trend Hunter AI

Anti-Bias AI
Artificial Intelligence technology integrates neutrality features across industries
Trend - Discussions around the potential bias of AI technology and AI as a catalyst for neutrality across industries such as recruitment and journalism have those in the tech space reinspecting how best to use AI this way. Technology is often regarded as a tool for eliminating human bias.
Workshop Question - Which area of your business could benefit from bias-eliminating AI?
5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Humanized Assistant
Virtual home and retail assistants are humanized to better resonate with users
Trend - Brands are humanizing virtual assistants in an effort to help these AI-driven technologies better connect with the people who use them. These humanizing features offer a sense of trust and comfort, particularly among age groups that may not be as accustomed to the adoption of assistive tech in the home or in retail.
Workshop Question - How is your brand establishing trust between itself and its customer?
5.8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Alcohol Tech
Technology is being used to enhance alcohol production quality and serving experience
Trend - Alcohol brands are leveraging modern technology and material science to revolutionize their industry. New methods of manufacturing and product experiences are surfacing, allowing for more customized and precise approaches.
Workshop Question - How can your brand use tech to update an industry tradition?
7.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
AI Insured
AI-based insurance tools speed up the process of assessing insurance needs
Trend - AI-based insurance apps and platforms are on the rise as people seek out more convenient ways to buy insurance, and/or receive insurance assessments. These platforms reduce the need for human assessment and aim to offer more fairness and convenience in the process of engaging with insurance companies.
Workshop Question - How is your brand streamlining processes to make things easier for customers?
4.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
AI Label
AI technology is being employed in packaging and label design to improve experience
Trend - Brands are embracing artificial intelligence in packaging more boldly, with the hopes of improving the consumer experience through convenience, authenticity, accessibility, and trust. The implementation of such technology in this sector enables fluid storytelling and even self-translating capabilities.
Workshop Question - How can your brand strengthen transparency and accessibility in packaging?
6.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Smart Factory
Manufacturing tech is increasing productivity, efficiency, and customer experience
Trend - Brands have relied on robotic assistance to expedite processes in manufacturing facilities and many are taking it one step further with artificial intelligence, IoT, and other tech innovations. As a result, companies are increasing convenience, efficiency, and customer satisfaction while keeping costs down.
Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize smart tech to enhance manufacturing?
5.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
Increased Output
Video conferencing platforms are offering more service diversity to consumers
Trend - Brands are optimizing video conferencing platforms and tools to deliver increased effectiveness to users. These new features strengthen the experience by enabling increased and diverse output—from podcasts to digitized minutes.
Workshop Question - How can your brand increase the productivity of consumers at home?
3.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
AI Workout
Companies are developing technology using AI to maximize workout efficiency
Trend - With the current global restrictions set in place due to COVID-19, some companies respond by digitally elevating the fitness space. They are leveraging artificial intelligence technology so that workouts at home can be more informed, personalized, and gamified.
Workshop Question - How can your company leverage AI technology to better understand consumers?
5.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
AI-Gathering
Artificial intelligence is used in food to improve recipes and flavor
Trend - The use of AI to improve the ingredients and/or pairings of various dishes and snacks speaks to the continued growth of smart technology in a range of industries. Products improved by AI include everything from vegan dairy to assistant cooking chatbots.
Workshop Question - How is your brand optimizing its product/service?
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
AI Climate
Scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict natural disaster events
Trend - Scientists are now using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help predict natural phenomenons—such as flooding, fires, earthquakes, hurricane intensity, and so on—minimizing the harm done in the wake of these events These tools are being effectively deployed to manage climate change.
Workshop Question - How can your brand utilize artificial intelligence to mitigate risks?
3.8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends