Institute of Future and Innovation Studies News

JCU Launches Tech and Peace Global Initiative with UN Centennial Program

JCU Launches Tech and Peace Global Initiative with UN Centennial Program

JCU's Institute of Future and Innovation Studies hosted symposium “Technology for Peace and Democracy in the Age of Global Enlightenment”. It discussed a future vision of technological development and regulation promoting usage of technology for peace, democracy, and the planet.

A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

On Thursday, October 9, the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies presented the Transatlantic Consensus Manifesto "Enforcing Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence."

Institute Director Francesco Lapenta on Systemic Thinking in AI

Institute Director Francesco Lapenta on Systemic Thinking in AI

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Director Francesco Lapenta was invited to deliver keynote address at the Cortona Week conference.

Institute Participates in Harvard University “Laurel for Peace and Security in Ukraine” Symposium

Institute Participates in Harvard University “Laurel for Peace and Security in Ukraine” Symposium

On April 29, 2022, Harvard University hosted the conference "Laurel for Peace and Security in Ukraine."

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Hosts High Level Dialogue on Cyber Defense

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Hosts High Level Dialogue on Cyber Defense

On Thursday, April 21,  the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies co-hosted the High Level Dialogue: “Cyber Defense: From the Russia-Ukraine Battleground to Cyberwarfare with Authoritarian Regimes” in collaboration with the Boston Global Forum and the Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG).

Institute Participates in High Level Dialogue Organized by “Global Alliance for Digital Governance”

Institute Participates in High Level Dialogue Organized by “Global Alliance for Digital Governance”

On the 31st of March 2022, the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies participated in the High Level Dialogue organized by the "Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG)."

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Participates in Presentation of “European Chips Act”

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Participates in Presentation of “European Chips Act”

On March 4, Francesco Lapenta, Founding Director of the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies, was invited to participate in a panel organized by the “European Commission Representation in Italy” on the presentation of the “European Chips Act.”

Data Ethics of Power: Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Hosts Gry Hasselbalch

Data Ethics of Power: Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Hosts Gry Hasselbalch

On December 20, 2021, the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies hosted Gry Hasselbalch for a presentation of her latest book Data Ethics of Power: A Human Approach in the Big Data and AI Era (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022).

JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Joins High-Level Global AI Initiative

JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Joins High-Level Global AI Initiative

Last week, Francesco Lapenta, JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Director,  was invited to speak at the Global Cybersecurity Day "Framework for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital" symposium and award ceremony organized annually by the Boston Global Forum.

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Welcomes Franco Giovannelli

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Welcomes Franco Giovannelli

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies welcomed astrophysicist and book author Franco Giovannelli for a lecture titled “The Impact of Space Experiments on Our Knowledge of the Universe,” on November 27, 2021.  

Princeton Professor Patrick Geary Shares HistoGenes Research

Princeton Professor Patrick Geary Shares HistoGenes Research

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Study with the support of the Department of History and Humanities welcomed Patrick Geary, Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton, for a lecture titled “The new interdisciplinary history: Studying Barbarian migrations through genomic data.”

Our Common AI Future: a New Book by Francesco Lapenta

Our Common AI Future: a New Book by Francesco Lapenta

Francesco Lapenta, Director of the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies, recently published a new book titled Our Common AI Future. A Geopolitical Analysis and Road Map, for AI-Driven Sustainable Development, Science and Data Diplomacy.

“Do We Need God in the 21st Century?” A Talk with Professor Stuart Kauffman

“Do We Need God in the 21st Century?” A Talk with Professor Stuart Kauffman

On October 30, 2021, the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies welcomed Professor Stuart Kauffman for a talk called “Do We Need God in the 21st Century?”

Spirituality of Urban Indian Women: JCU Welcomes Professor Renuka Singh

Spirituality of Urban Indian Women: JCU Welcomes Professor Renuka Singh

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies, in collaboration with Cortona Week, had the honor of welcoming Professor Renuka Singh, who presented the lecture “Spirituality of Urban Indian Women,” on September 25, 2021.

John Cabot University Presents “The Future of Jobs”

John Cabot University Presents “The Future of Jobs”

On September 24, JCU students had an opportunity to participate in “The Future of Jobs,” organized by the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies.

Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future

Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies organized a roundtable discussion called “Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future,” on September 10, 2021.

The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World

The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World

The Conference Francesco Lapenta, Founding Director of the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies participated in the international conference: “The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World” held from June 18- 20, 2021 in Taormina and Messina, Sicily.

AI Ethics and Diplomacy: an Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Event

AI Ethics and Diplomacy: an Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Event

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies organized the online lecture “AI Talk Live: AI Ethics and Diplomacy - Multilateralism & The International Governance of AI with Dr. Eugenio Vargas Garcia (UN, UNESCO),” held on June 30, 2021.

Roshi Joan Halifax on “Spirituality and Political Activism”

Roshi Joan Halifax on “Spirituality and Political Activism”

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies and Cortona Week welcomed Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., for the fourth monthly Cortona Pearl, titled "Spirituality and Political Activism," which took place on May 29, 2021.

Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?

Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies launched the first episode of the international collaboration and monthly seminars series called AI Talk Live with the episode “Should We Be Concerned About the Emerging Use of AI Technology?” on April 30, 2021.