Richard Yonck

Intelligent Future Consulting

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The future of affective computing and social robotics is a tremendously important topic because of how emotionally aware systems will irrevocably alter the relationship between humans and technology. My new book, “Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence” considers this from many different perspectives, given the pervasiveness of this rapidly emerging technology.

As Executive Director and Futurist for Intelligent Future Consulting, I consult, write and speak about emerging trends and technologies, including their potential impacts on business and society. I’m especially fascinated by the ever-evolving relationship between technology, market forces and humanity. Exploring short to long-range futures for clients, readers and audiences, I strive to focus on how this knowledge can be leveraged to create and implement positive outcomes while acknowledging that all change brings new challenges.

A full member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the National Association of Science Writers, I’ve authored features and cover stories for numerous publications and web sites over the years. Formerly the computing and artificial intelligence contributing editor for the long-running The Futurist Magazine, I’ve been published by and quoted in the New York Times, Scientific American, World Future Review, Wired, Psychology Today, H+ Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, American Cinematographer, Sport Illustrated Kids, The Seattle Times and many others.

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