What futurists (or “futurologists”) do is to help people plan and prepare for the future, as opposed to offer predictions about the future. This can involve looking at future trends, notably about new technologies and technology trends, and a lot more besides.
If you’re looking for a conference speaker, a keynote speaker, or a workshop presenter or facilitator on this topic, the examples below represent some of the keynote speeches or workshop presentations I’ve given as a futurist speaker in the past. But each presentation is created specifically to suit your needs. If you don’t see a presentation about the future that would work for your conference, by all means contact me, and we’ll see if we can create one specifically for you.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Legal Profession
Artificial Intelligence is the technology most likely to provide the next – and perhaps greatest – wave of disruptions in society and the economy. And the legal profession, based as it is on rules and precedents, is particularly susceptible to disruption.
Futurist Richard Worzel is a business visionary as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst with in-depth experience with professional practice, and a working history with legal professionals. In this presentation, he outlines what AI is, what practitioners should, and shouldn’t, expect from it, and how it can be used to produce a competitive advantages. Among the topics Richard will explore are:
- What AI is, what it is not, and why it will be so disruptive;
- The three characteristics of AI that are key to understanding its future effects on professional practice;
- Why AI is not a magic formula, and what three things you must have to make effective use of AI in your practice;
- Areas of practice in which AI will have the greatest impact;
- Why AI alone is not enough, and what model legal practitioners should consider in deciding how to adjust to the emergence of AI in the practice of law; and
- How AI will affect staffing, succession, and the business management of legal practice.
“Artificial Intelligence is an absolute game changer,” says Richard, “and that means it offers the opportunity to pick up market share from slower competitors, as well as the threat of being left behind by those who think they’re immune.”
Ready for Tomorrow
The statistics for violent crime are down, yet concern about crime is reaching an all-time high. What’s going on? There’s no question that society is changing, that values are shifting, and that the demands on police and crime prevention officials are more confusing, and more difficult than ever before. In this broad-ranging keynote presentation you will learn what’s causing these shifts, look at the demographics of crime, the technological challenges and dangers ahead, and evaluate how your job and responsibilities will change in the years ahead. Among the topics covered will be: what is causing governments to become less rational and more demanding; where will tomorrow’s criminals come from, and what kinds of crimes will they commit; what will affect society’s attitudes towards crime and crime prevention; and what are the prospects for the next generation as citizens, law enforcement professionals, and criminals?