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Thomas Frey
Works at DaVinci Institute
Attended South Dakota State Univ
Lives in Louisville, CO
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The IBM Watson AI X-Prize fits in perfectly with much of the research we’ve been doing, and the DaVinci Institute feels well positioned to compete on the world stage for this prestigious prize. The beauty of this competition is that even if our project doesn’t get selected to win the grand prize, our students will learn how to leverage the IBM Watson’s AI capabilities, and the core project will invariably spawn new business startups. Still time to sign up.
DaVinci Coders is excited to announce that the students in our upcoming JavaScript course will serve as the foundational team for competing in the recently
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When it comes to antibiotics, what comes next? Our present options are becoming increasingly less effective and we need something new. So what replaces antibiotics?
When you use something so much, your body becomes accustomed to it, and it no longer has the same effect that it once did. This is exactly what’s happening w
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It took 50 years for the world to install the first million industrial robots. The next million will take only eight. Will this cause more jobs or few jobs in the future?
Donald Trump tends to present the labor market as a zero-sum game: companies have shifted production to China and other emerging markets. He’s going to b
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Virtually every kid growing up is looking for a competitive edge, a secret formula that makes them brighter, faster, stronger than everyone else in their social circles. So its no wonder that brain zapping (transcranial brain stimulation) is catching on in a big way.
Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an
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The interior of driverless cars will go through some dramatic redesigned in the years ahead. Rather than orienting the design around the driver, we'll see much more attention paid to passengers.
BMW unveiled a concept for the interior of driverless cars on Wednesday at a press conference in Las Vegas at CES. The concept, dubbed the BMWi Inside
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I haven't exactly been keeping track, but the human body now officially has 79 organs. The new one is called the mesentery. Just hope none of the organs get downgraded like Pluto.
To the 78 organs that make up the human body, a group of scientists says we should add one more: the mesentery. Located in our abdominal cavity, the
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Intellectual property now accounts for over 38% of the U.S. economy, but only 12% of exports. Does that mean we have the start of a patent bubble forming? What's wrong with this picture?
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It took 50 years for the world to install the first million industrial robots. The next million will take only eight. Will this cause more jobs or few jobs in the future? I'm not convinced we know the answer.
Donald Trump tends to present the labor market as a zero-sum game: companies have shifted production to China and other emerging markets. He’s going to b
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Over the coming years we will shift to electric cars, then to connected cars, and finally driverless and autonomous vehicles. When we can summon a car anytime we need it, we will no longer need to own our own cars.
Half of today’s car owners will not want to own a vehicle and more and more will want self-driving and electric cars in future, a survey of car m
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We are beginning to see the early stages of job displacement from artificial intelligence, and the numbers will grow dramatically over the coming decade. Are we ready for what comes next?
A Japanese company is making 34 employees redundant in order to replace them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI. Human workers at Fukoku Mutual Life Insu
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Everyone has a slightly view on which are the most important technologies of the day, but artificial intelligence tends to be at the top of everyone's list.
Imagine that you could have superhero vision, seeing in not only what we know as the visible spectrum, but using wavelengths that allow you to see through
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We're facing a severe shortage of childcare options for young moms wanting to pursue a career. In fact, this is becoming a major decision point when young people decide whether or not they want to have children.
One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?" Figuring out the answer to that
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Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey - Architect of the Future
Introduction

Thomas Frey is the Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute and Google's top-rated futurist speaker.

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, and many more.

Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has referred to him as the "Father of Invention".  The Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer have referred to him as the "Dean of Futurists".

Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.  He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).

Tom has been a columnist and writer for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and  the Boulder County Business Report, and is the author of the 1998 book "Inventions of Impact".  He currently writes a newsletter entitled "News from the Future" and has written numerous articles on a wide range of futurist topics. He has also been a contributing writer for The Futurist Magazine and is the Editor of the Impact Lab, an emerging technology blog.

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  • South Dakota State Univ
  • Loretto Heights University
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