Foresight Institute steers emerging and world-shaping technologies for beneficial purposes and has done so for 30 years. It is our mission to spark innovative research across multidisciplinary fields such as molecular machines, artificial intelligence, and longevity science. We serve as a nexus for innovation to catalyze research, reward excellence, restrain recklessness, and create community aimed at the long-term flourishing of humanity and the biosphere.
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The Foresight $45,000 Challenge Grant for 2017
The deadline is December 31, 2017
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Tracking Nanotechnology, AI, and Other Emerging World-Shaping Technologies
What is Foresight Institute?
What is Foresight Institute? 1:17 Published on Sep 22, 2016 Watch on YouTube
Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986 on a vision of coming revolutions in technology that will bring both great opportunities and great dangers, and including ideas of how to prepare for these technologies, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments. We support developments towards an abundant future. For more information visit http://www.foresight.org
Atomic Precision for Energy Generation, Transmission, and Use Reduction
Published on Aug 29, 2016. Watch on YouTube Workshop White Paper
It is peak time for a technological breakthrough for energy. For this reason, Foresight Institute brought together leading scientists, technologists, policy makers, and domain experts from all over the world.
Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on world-shaping future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.
Foresight is the primary force pushing for the kind of nanotechnology that will truly transform our future, from medicine to the environment to space settlement. We bring that vision and goal to new audiences, including inspiring young researchers.
Foresight's mission is to:
speed development of nanotechnology and other key fundamental technologies,
promote beneficial uses of these revolutionary technologies, and
reduce misuse and accidents potentially associated with them.
The 2018 Feynman Prizes and the 2018 Distinguished Student Award will be presented at an Awards banquet at the highly interactive workshop, “Integrated Molecular Machines: From Materials to Nanosystems,” to be held May 5-6, 2018, at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.