This overview covers a number of interesting items I saw go by this past week related to artificial intelligence, technology for social good, the future of social movements, equity issues and the future of work. All of these items intersect in one way or another with social work futures – challenging us to think in new ways about social problems, the experiences and trajectories of vulnerable populations, and the skills needed by effective social workers and other social change actors to achieve our goals. These links are intended to stimulate thinking about our roles ahead in the world that is unfolding.
Long-form (1+ hour) discussion about the social implications of artificial intelligence.
Technology for Social Good
The Future of Social Movements
Interesting overview of next generation social activism. The new repertoire of repression and how movements resist.
Brief popular press story in Fast Company: Keep marching: Why street protests really do make a difference and Original research report
The Future of Learning (University and Lifelong Learning)
The Future of Work