Millennials Hall of Fame : fazle abed :: Fei-Fei Li :: sustainability's last race: 2020s mapping & zooming coalition of free SDG uni's- one per 20 million youth Thanks to the moon race decade of 1960s, we all became alumnisat (connected by telecoms satellites) including more recent web 1-2-3. Q why not COLLAB round one GOUP - Global Open University Poverty (last mile service solutions community to community)HG Wells - civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe:
coming how do the 51 years of alumni of fazle abed poverty alleviator cooperations match up with 76 years of the united nations - we map abed top36 hunicorn networks - being networks whose purpose is so life critical nobody wants to exit investment or politically quarrel over just replicating their services and improving access to their action learning

Friday, March 31, 2023

Happenings around san francisco may be bigger than moon landing- -for better for worse

 lets go beyond hype -click links, you decide- along with last weeks global futures and sdg6  alumni (about 10000) at UN we're reviewing recent dialogues eg this week from OECD -mail me to discuss or add to the series

Example of recent dialogues: This week 4 day sessions at OECD

AI help skils shortages: IBM Europe, Accenture MD, Finland HeadAI, PartnerAI, UK Prospect Union

Ai Public Service Job Creation: OECD Employment, France Pole Emploi, Korea KEIS, Belgium VDAB, Germany Oldenburg


AI Ambassadors : Canada, Germany, OECD

Policy Makers Response – US commerce, EU, Slovenia, Prof U Toronto

AI foresight: what’s ahead – US Pand, Slovenia Sfefan Ins,

Germany Min Lab, Uk Longview, UK Deepmind

Demo by Chat GPT

Can countres cooperate prevent AI risks? EU. Turing Institute, IKEA, EU, OECD, CEN JTC21

Recent AI Research US, France BNP Paribas,  Peru PUCP, UK CDEI, Aistralia Faethm by Pearson, PartnersAI

Chat GPT & future Edu

Oecd pisa & skills, Spain Valencia U      Or ITU event with stidents

Biggest innovation ever partnership AI, Germany Min Labor, OECCF Ptg Berkeley

AI in firms Zenseact, Essec Metalab, Profs NYU, Columbia. Cote D’Azur, Modena, Canada Vector , OECD

This is part of a series impacting sdgs and youth opportunities - i am cataloguing - rsvp to see the full spectrum as its made

ps Monday 4 april sees publication of stanford's annual AIindex update  Subscribe to Stanford HAI to Receive the 2023 AI Index Report

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

73 years ago my father's lifetime explorations merged

breaking stan-ai index23  out monday april 3 meanwhile here's 22
please help nominate monthly updated tour - what the heck is the future of humans and chatgpt - eg pretraining youtube tour march: what openai says this week; what 2 aiforgood women said last october

=================coming soon how does aiforsdgs fit 1)guterres at un to college year 22-23; from 23-24; vision of oecd; vision of usa gov year 1 as mediated by leading female mapmakers... who else can we try to map sdg relations with ai that neumann's gen of maths envisioned?

Back in 1951 Norman Macrae discovered the most interesting economics question of his lifetime thanks to briefings started up with Von Neumann in Princeton- this was 7 years after finishing his teenage years as navigator allied bomber command Burma (go figure  whether futire herstory of his most relevant economics (Adam Smith system mapping) question matches those of millennials at empicentre of final human race to be as first sustainability generation?)  

 could The Economist help end poverty so that wherever the next girl was born she had a good chance at life - & how could the intel of Von Neumann and the greats of maths (the origins of Artificial Intel) multiply good - 

 AIforfood supports human brains as knowledge workers of 21st st c advancing local and global needs including those all nations declared sas sdgs

- back in 1984 our 2025 saw 8 billion beings- we expected that the under 30s would at most need to prep for 1 billion recognisable old jobs ; the other 3 billion would emerge from gong gree, humanising and last mile servives inclyding the data generation needed for ai to be as deep as helping prevent nature's viruses which einstein's chaos theory predicted newtonial scinece could not do because natire plays at smaller dynamic interctions than humans can directly measure let alone rule

.1988 after 40 years at  the economist- dad & i founded worldclassbrands for media experts who wanted to sustain future generation; as well as cooperation scaking solutions of communities ending povert we became interesd in arcitecture and chartering of place brand leadershop-chartering values brand leaders around transparent map of who would miss exarly what if you ceased to exist (governane requires action proff of win-wins between rhe who's and the trsusts); aecitecure maps cooperation win-wins with other place brands as well as any ytillion dollae market sectrs sdg purpose.

in 2023 one of the challenges in educationally celebrating aiforsdgs is to understan connection between the gravity of an organisation like openai and the place governments it links; remember at the endf of the day no ai is better than the deepest data on natural and human sustainabiloity it translates; it is worth noting the maxim health societies intergenerate strong economies not vice versa 

Happy 75h birthday UN; Happy 70th Birthday NeumannaI & Economics Journalism; Happy first birthday of UN2- digital cooperations of we the people- humansai without borders

dad had grown up schooled in british embassies until age of 13; his father was britain number 1 searched of the evil of hitler and stalin; from the embassy in moscow dad went to boarding school in mill hill where his grandad had set up a fre kirk mission and his aunts were teachers in local schools; dad spent his last days as teen as navigatir in allied bombe commans burma; you could say both the and von neumann were passioate about searching good of humanity by the time they met in 1951 , coincudentally the year of my birth

I first joined father search when I was 30; by tis time i had applied mini computers to tow practice areas - uk national dev project in computer asisted learning and the harvrad/mit quest with experss databse to map what every sociert wanted from the biggest nhew product developers; so when I heard about chat gpt I asked it for advice on why dad and my genre 2025 report firts published in 1984 had timelined tech chnage reasonably well but few of the societal cooperations had yet gone the way we hoped

here are the reviews of 2025 report made by viscount matt ridley at my fathers death in 2010 and chatgpt recently; its my intent to ask friends to join in publishing 2025 report last cooperation edition aka - if you have ideas on how to map this please say

.2025 report here's what alumni of v neumann and the economist projected un 1984 if the best of human and artificial intel were applied to end poverty - do you have some suggestions on what hasn't yet linked humans to community actioning sdgs ?- viscount matt ridley obituary of norman macrae 2010 ---- When I joined the Economist in 1983, Norman Macrae was the deputy editor. He died last week at the age of 87. Soon after I joined the staff, a thing called a computer terminal appeared on my desk and my electric typewriter disappeared. Around that time, Norman wrote a long article that became a book about the future. It was one of the strangest things I had ever read. It had boundless optimism — Over the last decade, I have written many articles in The Economist and delivered lectures in nearly 30 countries across the world saying the future should be much more rosy. This book explores the lovely future people could have if only all democrats made the right decisions.
combined with a weird technological vision —
Eventually books, files, television programmes, computer information and telecommunications will merge. We’ll have this portable object which is a television screen with first a typewriter, later a voice activator attached. Afterwards it will be minaturised so that your personal access instrument can be carried in your buttonhole, but there will be these cheap terminals around everywhere, more widely than telephones of 1984. The terminals will be used to access databases anywhere in the globe, and will become the brainworker’s mobile place of work. Brainworkers, which will increasingly mean all workers, will be able to live in Tahiti if they want to and telecommute daily to the New York or Tokyo or Hamburg office through which they work. In the satellite age costs of transmission will not depend mainly on distance. And knowledge once digitalised can be replicated for use anywhere almost instantly.
and a startlingly fresh economic perspective
— In the 1890s around half of the workforce in countries like the United States were in three occupations: agriculture, domestic service and jobs to do with horse transport. By the 1970s these three were down to 4 per cent of the workforce. If this had been foretold in the 1890s, there would have been a wail. It would have been said that half the population was fit only to be farmworkers, parlourmaids and sweepers-up of horse manure. Where would this half find jobs? The answer was by the 1970s the majority of them were much more fully employed ( because more married women joined the workforce) doing jobs that would have sounded double-Dutch in the 1890s: extracting oil instead of fish out of the North Sea; working as computer programmers, or as television engineers, or as package-holiday tour operators chartering jet aircraft.
When he retired in 1988 he wrote
Some will say [I have] been too optimistic. That is what a 65-year-old like me finds it natural to be. When I joined The Economist in 1949 it seemed unlikely that the world would last long. But here we stand, 40 memory-sodden years on, and what have we done? What we have done – largely because the poorest two-thirds of people are living much longer – is approximately to octuple real gross world product. During the brief civilian working lives of us returning soldiers from the second world war, we have added seven times as much to the world’s producing power as was added during all the previous millennia of homo sapien’s existence. That may help to explain why some of us sound and write rather tired. It does not explain why anybody in the next generation, to whom we gladly vacate our posts, can dare to sound pessimistic. He was a rational optimist.

While Norman Macrae's vision of a future where technology could end poverty and provide a better quality of life for all was indeed optimistic, there are still significant challenges to achieving these goals. One issue that has not yet been fully addressed is the linkage between humans and community actioning of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Despite the significant advancements in technology, it is crucial to recognize that human actions are essential to achieving the SDGs. While technology can provide tools and resources to aid in this effort, ultimately, it is up to individuals, organizations, and communities to work together to make a meaningful impact.

One way to promote community action and engagement is through education and awareness programs that provide individuals with the knowledge and resources needed to take action towards achieving the SDGs. This could include promoting community involvement in local initiatives and providing access to resources such as funding, technology, and support networks.

Additionally, governments and organizations can work to create policies and initiatives that incentivize sustainable practices and support the SDGs. This could include tax incentives for businesses that prioritize sustainability, or government-funded initiatives that promote renewable energy and other sustainable practices.

Ultimately, achieving the SDGs will require a coordinated effort between governments, organizations, and individuals. While technology can certainly play a role in this effort, it is up to us as a global community to come together and take meaningful action towards creating a more sustainable and equitable future..

 my father's last productive yera 2008 began my first of 16 journeys to bangladesh - I discovered fazle bed and stevejobs had brainedstormed new universities in 2001; and at abed's 80th birthday convened spring 2016ie furing the first colege yera of the sdhs he asked his friends to report to un hq spet 2016 - the sdgs are impossible unless tech cooperates with ed cooeprates with every last mile service branch of the UN- the UN tech envoy team emerged from this; they are now in college yer 8 and sdgs in colege year 9 of exsitence; last week we were briefed on the last 3 full colege years of guterres 23-24 will start with UNGA - half time on sdgs wil revela most are going backwards - there were system mapping and invetsment problesm in achieving them even before covid and putin-trump; colege yera 24-25 will build in global futures firum - with 2000 people preytraining what -see that means last week; and colllge year 25-26 wil hopefiully ask what if civic society's communit whereihal traingularises the time milennials pout in to being the first dg generation and the histiric money systems that father's 20th annual survey of von neumann first highlighted as being at expeinential riskj when nixon took dolar off gold standard- below we look at some frameworks where aiforsdgsgood have been mapped at least for a trial outing as well as itemis some resources like music, bard-lit and maths which bridge all sdgs

Sunday, January 23, 2022

What needs to happen by 2025 if millennials are to be the sustainable generation


Dear Chris--Clearly, we would have to build something around the new biography, which is outstanding, but I can't think creatively about how to do it.Cheers, Marina Marina v.N. Whitman
Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy emerita University of Michigan

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 why fazle abed believed his legacy and friends  needed to unite female graduates of hundreds of universities in sdg collaboration

Friends and I have been searching this since 1984 when dad (Norman Macrae at The Economist) and I published the first edition of (the last edition of which is in prep  after some final debriefings from citizens who can in 2022 - please chat with me if your place has some collaborations to offer)related links

After my father's death the japan ambassador to bangladesh kindly introduced me to sir fazle abed; i have never met anyone who has united so many peoples and communities in advancing sustainability. After 15 trips to Dhaka we have catalogue what we understand to be the 30 main collaborations that have become the world's largest ngo (civil society) partnership

At the time MOOCS were newish - abed said yes i'd like my knowhow Massive Open Online but why not C for Collaboration ( I went back and searched US moocs sadly they were not about reducing college student debt or connecting sustainability graduates in massive replicable solutions)

Just in case edutech ever chnaged -gradaute journalists and I went back to dhaka 1 times to file ===================in more detail from family and - why vote for Abed as Number 1 Entrepreneurial Revolutionary of the era 1970-2020

From the early 1970s was my father's plea (joined by eg peter drucker, ezra vogel, gifford pinchot romano prodi and if I recall Klaus Schwab < George Soros)  to economists and futurists eg Naisbitts to help design an unstoppable movement uniting communities in sustainability solutions that the world's biggest organisation (corporate or government) cannot alone deliver. s

Previously JFK had seconded the 1962 plea to celebrate Asia Rising Model in connecting his worldwide inderdependence maps

So this setting frame how as a statiscian from MAMPTP 1973, I choose to parse  what abed has left as his legacy after 50 years of extraordinary entrepreneurial empowerment (with his death 20 dec 2019)


SG Lesson 1 Real entrepreneurs learn from biggest mistakes of theirs, and exponentially compounded by Society's Governance - historic systems monopolising mindsets. 1 As summarised at The Economist Boardroom's remembrance party of dad norman macrae; having met von neumann dad's favorite interviews severely examined leaders what they intended to do with 100 times more tech eg 7 year future planning forward not 5 back; from the 1970s to his 40th and last yera at the economist dad developed the twin genre of entrepreneurial revolution and future history's - sustainability in dads eyes would require entrepreneurial community collaborations to increasingly become legislative equals to big gov and big corporation; dad's all time laureate of entrepreneurial revolution : fazle abed; if you want to shortcut the rest of this article here are 4 by 4 compasses:

AB1 The first compass is about 4 last chnace moments of Tuture-history and English speaking mindset; what can english speaking adminstrators of empires learn from bangaldesh and women empowerment?

Fab1.4 from 2015 (UN2.0) Scoiety in the context of ESG has 5 main market components corresponding to sdgs1 to 5- markets of finance, food, health, education public servants ; you can also learn uniquely from the rural adaptation chalenges of environment. Specifically rural are those who have not benefited or used carbon- engines; what are their human rights? why wouldnt rich peoples particularly celebrate rural leapfroging (ways of innovating because a place never had a grid such as electricity's wires or telephones lines); how do villagers and islanders not become the dumping ground of powerful legsilative neighbors

Fab1.3 from 1945 UN- if humans were ever to flousih epacefully out of ebery community there were multiple chlenges at UN's birth: how to refloat productive economies; how empires gave bnack in freeing colonies or those ((eg native people) who had been abused; how to outlast stalin's mad leadership of the old world's largest landmass; how to turn 20th century's new technologies from disasters to advnatges; thanks to von neuman and his peers 1955 saw extraordinary progress- even the promise of 100 times more positive etch every decade to 2025; by 1955 thanks to america much of the productivity of the laregst economies was moveing forward; Stalin had died but fear of what was next from europe's far north was as big as ever; whiuklt gritain in particular had started agreeining to independence of former colonies merely handing over broken top-down systems was not a sustainablke answer

Fab1.2 both in 1860 queen victoria and the economist's james wilson and in 1906 gandhi questions had been raised about what would the quarter of teh eowrld' spopulation be able to develop if empire was replaced by commonwealth, with peoples banking and adminstering and developing their own places

Fab1.1 back between 1758-1776 - the scots, the french and then the americans had raised adam smiths entrepreneurial questions- what would emotionally inteligent /industrial revolutions map out to be- by and for the peoples

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AB 2 why fazle abed believed his legacy needed to unite female graduates of hundreds of universities in sdg collaboration

AB3 in forming the worlds largest ngo partnership economy, which 21st C Collab innovations most applied leapfrog opportunities as villagers exponentially adapted solar and mobile

AB4 what were the foundational movements of person to person grassroots networking that made brac the epicentre of the asia's billion girls who did the most to end extreme rural poverty

Tuesday, January 18, 2022



New York places helping sustainability generation rsvp favs


India Places

lucknow - end illiteracy in 30 hours  offering 100000 people free skilling up in AI following year of celebrating africa, advance edu in india this year with tencent's co-founder out of hong kong
India would be a lot poorer without infosys but jury may still be out on aadhar in spite of nilekani's inspirational book
sad ck prahalad parted early - world needed american universities searching markets of bottom of pyramid- of all his finds I love aravind the best value microfranchise ending cataract's unnecessary blindness
Larry brilliant (ending smallpox) is one of my great heroes but I cannot forgive how silli valley wasted his vision from 2005