Geopolitical Expert, Author Abishur Prakash Looks to the Future of Robotics

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August 16, 2017

What will new technologies, including robotics, mean for countries around the world? This is the focus of Abishur Prakash’s book, Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology). In it, he combines deep research, pointed questions, and forward-thinking scenarios to paint a brand-new picture of the future. Prakash predicts that business fortunes and geopolitical affairs will be defined by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

Prakash is a leading contributor to Robotics Business Review and writes regularly about military robotics, security and surveillance, industry transformations, and geopolitical challenges. He will also be speaking about robotics, AI, and Internet of Things security at RoboBusiness 2017.

Prakash’s main role, however, is as a “geopolitical futurist” at the Center for Innovating the Future, a title he defines as “understanding how new technologies will transform world affairs and what this means for a business or government.” His clients consist mainly of Fortune 500 firms, high-growth startups, and governments.

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Abishur Prakash

Geopolitical Futurist
Center for Innovating the Future

Robotics and IoT Security Concerns

The latest generation of robots and AI is always connected, ensuring a flow of data, payment information, and greater intelligence. However, that infrastructure needs to be secured, as do control systems. Drones, surgical robots, and self-driving cars should be able to communicate with one another, but they also need to be hardened against hackers and IP thieves and ruggedized for varied users.



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