Richard Yonck, Author, Futurist, Speaker & Consultant
Richard Yonck is the highly acclaimed author of two best-sellers about the future of artificial intelligence. FUTURE MINDS looks at the many ways our world is becoming more and differently intelligent. Readers have called it “A mega-comprehensive outlook at intelligence as convincing as it is surprising” and “A truly breathtaking forecast on the future of intelligence.” In HEART OF THE MACHINE, Richard surveys the development of computers and robots that can read, interpret and interact with human emotions. These books are read in college courses around the world and have been included on several best-of lists.
As a futurist and keynote speaker, Richard explores strategic futures for clients, readers and audiences to help them better prepare for potential eventualities and to identify and promote their preferred future. His focus is on emerging technologies and how these are likely to impact business and society along with their potential unanticipated consequences. Richard’s clients include companies such as Amazon, Samsung, Xerox and ranges across industries as varied as agriculture, education, employment, healthcare, government, marketing and information technology.
Writing regularly about the future and emerging technologies, Richard’s work has featured in numerous publications including The Futurist Magazine, where he was the computing/AI contributing editor for several years. He has written for Scientific American, World Future Review, Fast Company, Wired, Psychology Today, H+ Magazine, American Cinematographer, The Seattle Times and many others.
Richard is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, as well as the National Association of Science Writers, the National Speakers Association, and a TED speaker.
Here is Richard discussing his latest book at Seattle Town Hall in a virtual presentation.
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