Futurist Richard Yonck is the founder of Intelligent Future Consulting where he consults to businesses, speaks to audiences and writes about emerging trends and technologies, with a focus on their impacts on business and society. His new book “HEART OF THE MACHINE: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence“ explores the emerging technologies allowing computers and robots to read, interpret, replicate, even influence human emotions. Richard researches short to long-range futures for clients, readers and audiences with an eye to how this knowledge can be leveraged to create and implement positive outcomes.
Richard regularly writes about the future and emerging technologies for a range of publications including Scientific American, The Futurist Magazine, World Future Review, Fast Company, Wired, Psychology Today, H+ Magazine, Mensa Bulletin, American Cinematographer, The Seattle Times and others. He’s been interviewed and quoted about the future in numerous mediums, including The New York Times, BBC News, Investor’s Business Daily, SAP Digitalist, NewsTalks Radio Ireland, Sports Illustrated, Rewiring Your Brain (BlogTalkRadio), Big Picture Science and Qualitative Research Consultants Association Views Magazine. His paper, “Toward a Standard Metric of Machine Intelligence” explores the need for a standardized intelligence test for artificial intelligences and was published in the peer-reviewed World Future Review.
Richard’s perspective on the future is informed by over 20 years experience as a computer systems programmer-analyst, during which time he guided clients through the rapidly-shifting technological landscape. He’s the former computing and artificial intelligence contributing editor for The Futurist Magazine, a full member of the Association of Professional Futurists and a member of the National Association of Science Writers.