Richard Yonck

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“ (Arcade Publishing, NY) explores the emerging technologies allowing computers and robots to read, interpret, replicate, even influence human emotions.

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, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, SAP Digitalist, Sports Illustrated, Singularity Hub and numerous podcasts and radio programs.

Formerly the Computing and Artificial Intelligence contributing editor for The Futurist Magazine, Richard is a Board member and Treasurer of the Association of Professional Futurists, a member of the National Association of Science Writers and a TED speaker. His new book "HEART OF THE MACHINE: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence" is now required reading in several college courses. The book received excellent reviews including from Time Magazine and Ray Kurzweil in The New York Times Book Review.

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The Intelligence Report

"The Intelligence Report" explores the evolving relationship between intelligence and technology. In the coming decades, machine intelligence is anticipated to grow exponentially. At the same time, human intelligence is likely to be augmented through a variety of technologies. These changes will impact individuals, communities and institutions. By examining some of the ramifications today, we can prepare for what will almost certainly be a very different tomorrow.

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