What new challenge does the post-covid world bring to the technological agenda? What should companies do that do not want to get into a technological dead end? How does the pandemic force us to reconsider values, habits, and behaviors? Experts and futurologists discussed these issues at the Technoimaginarium session, organized by RVC on the third day of the Open Innovations Forum.
According to the expert, people will need mobility and autonomy in the near future, backed up by many “shared” memory — documented solutions to quickly get new employees up to date and track how the company evolves. Objectivity will be of particular importance — discussing a problem and deciding based on analytic data, not from relationships between the team members.
Marco Delaini, vice president of Fanuc Europe Corporation for Eastern Europe, believes that the pandemic will significantly expand the use of “service” robots.
Mikhail Antonov, Deputy General Director - Director for Development of Innovative Infrastructure at RVC, noted that the world expects a sharp change in value and behavioral models.
Technological contests organized by RVC together with ASI and the Skolkovo Foundation can become such “time machines”. Competitors solve global problems, trying to overcome the “technological bottleneck”. For example, the task of the Up Great PRO // READING competition is to teach artificial intelligence to “understand” texts at the level of an average teacher. Such technologies can be used to create universal translators, teacher assistants, and call centers.
Besides, according to Mikhail Antonov, the pandemic has “thrown up” a new competition task to create “clean zones”: “How to make a city bus safe? We have to diagnose and disinfect ten people on six square meters in about a minute. What an excellent task”.
According to the founder of The Future agency Gerd Leonhard, technologies are inherently neutral. The main question is who will guide them and where the boundaries of reason and ethics will pass.
The name “big reboot” is ideally suited to what is happening now globally, said Nikolai Butvina — executive partner of Gartner. As a result of the “reboot”, augmented reality technologies, cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, machine learning, hyper-automation, the ability to operate with different communication channels will become particularly in demand.