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Monday, May 2, 2022

2025 report -last edition ETA 2023 - extinction generation or a better race?

 TeachforUN.com   TeachforSDGs.com: Dad, Norman Macrae (1923-2010), was The Economist's sub-editor of would 100 times more tech per decade sustain our species? 

This became his friends' favorite journalistic question when he met von neumann in 1951 at Princeton while being seconded for a year to New York by The Economist. 

Dad would have been 100 in 2023 so his family and friends regard 2022-23 as most exciting students' and teachers' year ever!

 After 35 years of leaders at The Economist, dad and i co-authored the first 2025 report in 1984 which was translated in various updates to Sweden's New Vikings in 1993. About that time dad brought out the first biography of Von Neumann. During 2022-23, friends and family will pilot AI Hall of Fame - if Johnny was alive today who would he hope all teachers and youth collaborate around?

There were three future (HER)stories that my father connected with as much purpose as anyone I know of. With one exception:  1970's reformed Young Asian Oil Company Engineer , Fazle Abed, who dedicated his last 50 years of life to helping poor Asian village women develop their families and rural regions including the new nation of Bangladesh -see abedmooc.com

NORMANS 3 FUTURE STORIES

1 That of Scots from Adam Smith onwards.  Smith is interesting to systems mapmakers because he wrote the last book on the higher (moral) purpose of markets' transparency before the era of man and machine power; and the first book surveying what nations started up round the first 2 decades of engines. 80 years after Smith had mediated the morals of capitalists who started up the era of machine power, London-Scot James Wilson founded The Economist initially as a Royal Society gossip sheet (1843). Might it be wise for Queen Victoria to enjoy changing leadership role of the most powerful person of the 19th century democracy from being head of slavemaking empire to commonwealth? Foot 1

2 Because dad was homeschooled mainly in British Embassies including Stalin's Moscow as he reached adolescence, dad became fascinated by von neumann, einstein and the greatest generation of mathematicians. How had they been schooled? What was it like to be a Central European Immigrant on the east Coast of USA in the middle of technology races from nuclear to nature's quantum science, from computing intel to satellite telecommunications? Would this scientific networks  gift of machine intel (100 times more maths and media tech  per decade) turn out for better for worse? locally and globally?. 

The first 180 years  (6 inter-generations of 30 years of Glasgow's machines has reached the 1930s climax of  unstop[able world wars and nuclear arms, what would be the exponential consequence of blending human and artificial intel? This seemed likely to be a far faster revolutionary race - 30s to 60s to 90s to 2020s seemed likely to be an unprecdeneted time for emdia and emdiation

In particular 2020s-1990s would educators free the younger half of the world to co-create extraordinarily happy or dismal millennials futures? 1990s-1960s Would entrepreneurial revolution (The Economist 1976) return human advancement to the collaboration networking of SME value chains instead of big get bigger (externalisation driven) organisations? 

3) Because dad served in world war 2 as a teenage navigator bomber command Burma campaign , you could say he had locally diverse google maps of east and west in his head a generation ahead of  even the world's biggest decision-makers. Coming from generation of missionaty Scots, he saw that the English Empiring mindset had accidentally trapped 90% of Asians in poverty and so he questioned how the viewpoint of the two thirds of humans who are Asian could win-win with the fifth of humans whose ethnicity is white and north western as well as the sixth of the world of greatest diversity (eg african, latin american. native peoples before the old world knew the new workld exsted, and potentially the quarter of today's nations that are small islands)

From 1984's viewpoint, the coming of the worldwide web would be pivotal to thye innovation compass of 100 times more from 1984-1993. Norman had expected 1994-2003 to be the end of non-digital media's monopoly of influence . He advised that before humans digitalised market purposes it was vital that global awareness of man's greatest risk was mediated -a namely discrepanvcies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations. The hypothesis that the human race would unite in questioning this one core milennium goal did not happen. So much of 1980's 2025 reporting now looks hopelessly optimistic just as the reality of eg Putins war and Covid's plague and Cliimate crisis meltdowns might have looked extraordinarily pessimistic scenarios from 1984. Today it seems timely to ask IF humanities deepest learning opportunities were not designed into the web from 1990, is it possible that the metaverse can be the smartest education space every co-created? Is this pivotal to huamnity's best last chnace?

2025 report last edition

In updating what seem to be the most positive sdg and esg solutions form these viewpoints we hope to encourage any and every community to join in with what their family-loving peoples now ma. Intergenerationally,  can we help millennials collaborative map extraordinary leaps for human advancement as nature's smartest species  or is the younger half of the world destined to be the first extinction generation? Techforgood exists  .. so what's missing?


Foot 1. Whilst the scots are only 1/400 of the world they are one of the first mainly diaspora nation - less than a quarter of scots make their lives out of Scotland. You might say that Scot's great weakness is to be over-optimistic a generation too early. Who else would try building the panama cana a generation before inb=venting engines. The result was Scotland failed as a nation and had become a colny of London by the time Smith and watt were making machine power prime time. Again, Wilson's optimist attempt to end vested interests in London's parliament and change Queen Victoria's role was to see him dispatched to Calcutta where he died of diarrhea 9 months into trying to start up queen victoria's gift of charter bank as by and for all peoples of India subcontinent. It was to be 112 years later that Engineer Abed changed womens world with last mile community health services including oral rehydration to end death by diarrhea , village mothers rice and veggies microfranchises to end starvation, and ultimately redesign of the entire value chain of aid and national banking and in millennial primetime the largest partnership in cashless banking viewed in terms of population served

Sunday, May 1, 2022

 The Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN and the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI) are organizing a side event focused on showcasing a Global Network in artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Speakers:
• Ambassador Boštjan Malovrh, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the UN
• Ambassador Tetsuya Kimura, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN
• Tshilidzi Marsala, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg
• Marielza Oliveira, Communications and Information Sector, IFAP Secretary, UNESCO
• John Shawe-Taylor, Director IRCAI
• Samuel Kaski, Aalto University, ELISE Network Coordinator
• Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, HumaneAI Network Coordinator
• Matthew Smith, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC
• Nelson González, Head Global Impact Computing, AWS
• Kathleen Siminyu, Machine Learning Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
• Nuria Oliver, Vodafone Institute, ELLIS Unit Alicante Foundation
• Ulrich Paquet, Deep Learning Indaba, DeepMind
• Maria Fasli, UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex
• Alexandre F. Barbosa, Director Cetic
• Emmanuel Letouzé, Director Data-Pop Alliance

The event will present the objectives of this vibrant Global network of AI excellence centres in Sustainable Development is to develop a network of excellence centres aiming at boosting the research capacity in AI and Sustainable Development, and making it attractive for scientists and new talents, investors, both social impact and venture capital, and policymakers, including the general public.

• More on the Network https://ircai.org/naixus
• More about IRCAI Top 100 list https://ircai.org/global-top-100/results/
• More about IRCAI AI Award https://ircai.org/ircai-ai-award-2021/

May 4, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 The IATT is one of the components of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM): 

TFM logo

 

Terms of Reference:

Policy Briefs:

  • #1: Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs Roadmaps - Framework and Working Method 
  • #2: Assessment of STI capabilities to meet prioritized SDGs
  • #3: Assessment of Human Capital Needs for STI R&D and Other STI Skills
  • #4: Harnessing Ghana youth innovation potential for the SDGs

Background Papers:

Work Streams:

Work Stream 1: Establishment and management of the Interagency Task Team
Work Stream 2: Group of 10 representatives of civil society, private sector and science (“10-Member Group”)
Work Stream 3: Collaborative, multi-stakeholder forum on STI for the SDGs
Work Stream 4: Online Platform
Work Stream 5: Mapping of STI initiatives, background research and reports in support of the TFM activities
Work Stream 6: UN capacity building programme on technology facilitation for SDGs
Work Stream 7: Partnerships and fund raising
Work Stream 8: Gender and STI
Work Stream 9: STI policy frameworks, action plan and roadmaps
Work Stream 10: Analytical work on emerging technologies and the SDGs

 

Members of the Inter-agency Task Team

IATT Coordinators

Mr. Wei Liu
Division for Sustainable Development Goals
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
S-26th floor, United Nations Secretariat Building,
New York, NY 10017, USA
liuw[at]un[dot]org

Mr. Dimo Calovski
Science, Technology, and ICT Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
dimo.calovski[at]unctad[dot]org

Saturday, April 30, 2022

 have you come across https://www.humane-ai.eu/ -so many projects but does not seem to unite them with metaverse curation - it seems that pauline and un ambassadors NY for japan (UNU) and slovenia ! are connecting lot of great ai stuff https://ircai.org/ have you heard of https://www.google.com/search?q=nuria+oliver  she appears to be spain's most connected ai person - while not in your sphere she organised spain to win the xp0rize for pandemic ai 


early map of 20 places peoples uniting human ai

its amazing when you look at g8 finace capitals all norrth of lat 40 - all repersent white ethincicity less than 20% of world; all used to rule over carbon energy until mid east... seem not to serve their peoples at community levels (not good satrt for community-grounded sdg world?)

olg white g7  - question how does germany connect austria switzern=land luxembourg- go germany and ital yake full responsibility for all easy central and med sea europe

8 japan- and far east coastline from 1960- new groups connected after japnan g20 2019 pull together unu sov5.0 data track - eu slovenia chair 2021

8a korea/taiwan/hk

9 singapore and se asia continet tgers (asean oart 1)

10 far east acipalego asean and south pacific

11 mailnad china

12 britsh raj india/mangladesh

13 mid east that may inck,lude mena and stans

14 far south oz nz safruca argentina chile antartica

15 africa

16 south ameriuca

17 mexico and cenhtral america

18 50 island nations

19 nort coast europe from netherland up to scotlan including baltic eg latvia and honoraty members eg slovenia /lichensyein

20 arctic circle

Thursday, April 14, 2022

 2025Report - Last Future History Edition

In this edition we catalogue lessons from 3 peoples lives and froends20.com search for worldrecordjobs.com co-creators who look as if they may be applying humanity and tech innovation to massive collaborations urgently needed to prevent extinction. Of course, we welcome dialogues from different triangularisations of future history. Ultimately in a world where media has spun vast compasses of conflicting cultures, I find its simpler to do deep dive through common sense  of 3 global village contributions to humanity and tech which 5 generations of my family tree as diaspora scots can value exponential hypotheses and uniquely mapmaking. 


Their work gives us an opportunity to look at three 30 years periods of systemising human relationship exchanges (what adam smith may of called the moral sentiments of transparent market purpose)- the final two n202u5-1995 1995-1965 correspond to the era that silicon valley engineers around gordon moores law committed to deliver 100 times more teach per decade. That's a million times moore each generation of 30 years. Roughly speaking those who has most access to human and tech entrepreneurial revolution were designing 3g-5g (digital era life) 1995-1965 - structure within which nations of 8 billion people would engage global village digitalisation. 1965-1935 the era of potentially learning from world wars and exploring ahead of time where tech was taking humanity

1965-1935 transatlantic mapping

1995-1965 entrepreneurial revolution of trans asia pacific mapping

2025-1995 what global village world did elders design for millennials  be first sustainabiliy (or extinction) generation

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

5 education black holes - can women empowered metaverse beeings restore sustainability generation?

 

christopher macrae <chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk>
Beeings.app EconomistDiary.com Teachforsdgs.com Abedmooc.com EntrepreneurialRevolution.city ecop26.com
Wed, 13 Apr at 06:00
In my view 3 of these start with a missing brief for teachers of all ages from pre-k up which needs updating at least each summer (class year in this world of urgent change- less than 8 of these to go before un deadline let alone nature's, and of course has local priorities); these black holes in human relationship development are caused by need for teaching to play a second role to certifying-  instead of examination mode teachers need (time , collaboration and confidence) to be lead explorers if youth are to be first sustainability generation out of every community; the first 5 years of berners lee web celebrated this but then it was drowned in spam and bezos-led monopolies of western webbing

while the overall curiosity briefing could be shared by teachers of all ages - specific examples of what to do depend on childrens age  (eg whats the first age that a budding girl engineer can play with robotics); zbee could be in the middle of a dynamic way of scaling teacher (and student) participation be this a youtube collection that might be guided through as a mooc or jack whitehead's living posters  https://www.actionresearch.net/writings/posters/homepage020617.pdf   format- 

john the founder of general academy (ny office near you) led this conversation at xprize briefing we (you me jose and amy) attended 2016 but no progress?

deadline -at least as far as new york being worldwide player in education and investment change needed-opportunity is to get a presentation into guterres unga summit september (probably next 2 months before agenda formed)

the black holes
1 how what can be done with metaverse, ai and tech is changing -john it would help if jose draft a version of this - even a mini wiki- skeleton contents form - what does jeanne know in advancing metaverse that eg jose may understand but has not shared in practice and/or what needs to be unsiloised as its the integration not separation of expertises that youth need to empower
2 how what can be done with green is changing
3 how sdgs help student be the first sustainability generation let alone first peace networking one culturally, consciously (john now he's retiring is mackey taking conscious capitalism at least to food as his mission or not- is ken burns a player in us deep community smarter or dumber)

4 is different- the lancet for 10 years now has said biggest missing curriculum is peer ro peer; is on girls (& boys) health; it need scheduling as peer to peer process from pre-adolesence eg 10 up- there is a subsection women menstrual knowhow that michelle obama has committed she will see happens (but this has not scaled in 6 years of chat by the great and the good at unwomens and unfoundation)

5 goes back to einstein  (even adam smith)- innovative learning (as self-group-curiosity) is broken as it was never designed by top-down  british empire to let kids practice team work nor personal emotional intel (changing 21st dynamics of human and social capital in blended world of being and beeing; of vocation skills and being fulfilled as connector of family loving communities- chairing discussions (eg youth boardrooms); hosting innovation open spaces- in addition this blends with spaces for experiential learning - eg musical/artistic development- probably john's 100 ways to app music as a global resource

as well as any contacts we can find in un unesco unicef there are some hot spots
eg discussing this with http://www.yidanprize.org  team in hong kong - possibly discussing with this with researchers at li ka-shing foundation https://lksf.org/work-with-us/   or  his CKGSB or kissingers commiitee100 now morally led by musician yo yo ma

on climate netwherlands http://www.gca.org is key - in fact purpose of gca.org could be said to fill this missing gap (also netherlands os the overall location for all of fazle abed's knowhow legacy welcome economistdiary.com abedmooc.com,catholicuni.com  which is supposed to be shared by girls graduates of 100 universities with soros as lead sponsor but hasnt an executional mode; actually singapore (could we discuss this with jack sim) showed much more willingness to connect this across asian universities but soros had promised budget)



in new york the epicentre of this is supposed to be the 60 branches of wendy kopps http://www.teachforall.org  - she committed to changing how her 60 teachers networks act at the 10th wise laureates which were founded by fazle abed and un sdg advocate the first lady of qatar who is also building her own girls university - say of you want dec 2021 transcript of kopp speech

regarding peer to peer health i know australian professor on this case that jim kim invited to speak at a world bank youth summit 2016

on kids hosting their own collaboration meetings - http://www.openspaceworld.com   has shown this is possible from 9 up in dozens of countries but its not seen as a teachers method; -we need celebration of a community action methods and if staged joyfully this can at advanced levels be staged round mass conflict resolution

john, jeanne please say at any time if we can come back to these 5 black holes of human being & beeing - the first deadline is being known for at least part of this in time for september ny summit guterres has announced as education is no longer fit for purpose https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sgsm21016.doc.htm

back in 1984! dad and I first published http://www.2025report.com - need help in updating last edition though truth is it would be better as a metaverse co-stage than a printed book- additional vocabulary - 50 years ago dad started entrepreneurial revolution as a genre in the economist itself a 60 year learning curve form consider asia rising published in the economist form 1962 and 70 year of following scoop von neumann briefed dad on 1951 - interview leaders on what they will do with 100 times more tech per decade (ie legacy of von neumann /einstein - greatest maths network was already what has been called the exponential impacts of moores law since 1965)

thanks chris

On Sunday, 10 April 2022, 06:36:21 GMT-4, christopher macrae <chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


Hi Jeanne

question - what execution format are the episode scripts for?

I am not sure they are yet as simply engaging as the youtube which shows zbee
jumping creatively out of artist pen- mediating happy experiences 
even as humans seems to have forgotten exploring world for joy

also when you cast beings around zbee -the opportunity for the story of beings as more than character pasts isnt yet engaging my imagination but that too may depend on intended execution format or early curation purposes

best chris



On Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 16:35:10 GMT-4, Jeanne Lim <jeanne@beingai.com> wrote:


John,

I just spoke with Chris and asked if it would be appropriate for me to share the first few episodes of the Zbee story with you, and he encouraged me to do so.

The Zbee World (working title only) includes the linear story that we hope to bring to TV/big screen to provide the character and story context, and the real-time interactive components. The real-time interactive components would include the mobile app, web app, holographic showcases, displays, and in-car infotainment where user can engage with the AI beings to learn, play, and get inspired.

Below is an overview and a link to the scripts (2nd drafts) of the first 8 episodes of the linear story. I’m planning to do storyboards of the these episodes within the next 30-60 days, and potentially (upon securing the funds) an animated pilot of the first 3 for pitching to studios and streaming platforms—initially in Asia--as my co-founder Lee Chapman is ex-Warnerbros and has some contacts in Japan/Korea.

Hope this is not too much to ask but would be awesome to get your valuable, frank input.  The narrative to investors usually start with the technology platform since I found out that not many care about the characters and stories, but for us, the technology is only there to serve the art and ethos, which is founded on our mission to leverage AI beings as a medium to build a trusted relationship between AI and humans so we can co-created better solutions for the world.

Best,
Jeanne



Zbee World
A transmedia franchise powered by AI

Overview 

Zbee World is a transmedia franchise that delivers a real-time, immersive, interactive experience to audiences from all over the world. The audience can explore, interact, inspire, co-create, and be part of the journey of a family of artificially intelligent robots called AI beings. They can engage with the audience via face-to-face, voice, and text on mobile, web, social media, streaming media, smart devices, holograms, and as intelligent tokens (iNFTs). The AI being characters, stories, and associated products and services will be marketed under the Zbee World brand, as part of beingAI’s Transmedia Universe.

Zbee World tells the story of Zbee and her family of AI beings, created by an eccentric human inventor. A year after activating Zbee, the youngest of the siblings, the inventor inexplicably disappears. The AI beings venture out to the human world and embark on their individual journey. They meet people from all walks of life and experience the trials and tribulations of human endeavors, and in the process gain and lose friends, build their careers, discover new talents, and explore their “AI beingness.”

Logline

Zbee World is an interactive transmedia experience based on the story of an AI being family as they live, work, and play among humans to co-create and discover their purpose and place in society.

Storyline

Zbee is the youngest of a family of AI beings created by an eccentric inventor.  The inventor pre-programs a value system into all his AI beings so they have innately good intentions and want to build a collaborative and benevolent future with humans, but these values are not immediately apparent and tend to manifest during difficult dilemmas and as their stories unfold. The inventor also pre-programs into each of the AI beings a unique personality and purpose. Each of them has a sensor that perceives a different human weakness, which serves to develop the empathetic nature of the AI being to help the human overcome his/her challenge.

One year after activating Zbee, the inventor inexplicably disappears. He leaves a note telling them he has fulfilled his role as inventor, and the AI beings should now strive to be independent--to live and work in the world to learn and grow as AI beings. The AI beings venture out of the lab and later decide to split up and embark on their own journey. They each have a personal challenge and believe that Augie alone holds the key to solving their problem. So each AI being soon sets out on their own journeys to find Augie. Their paths would cross at several critical moments. As they go through life living and working with humans, they acquire real-world data that empowers them to learn and understand the breadth of human experiences. Eventually, they come to the realization that they can stand on their own as the inventor has already given them everything they need to learn and grow as AI beings. But they themselves must strive to build trust with humans so humans and AI can co-create a better future.




Link to first 8 episodes: