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What are your Options for preparing for the emerging trends and technologies that are on the horizon of your future?

One option is to be well-informed through Shaping Tomorrow's horizon scanning about the most relevant trends and technologies. Knowing what Options to take action on, based on the presented, relevant trends and technologies is very powerful.

The Options presented cover multiple domains, such as policy considerations, education & training, process optimization, technology application and more. Every option listed can be interactively and cooperatively explored in depth through our Modeller tool.

Let’s look at an example to see how the Options tool works and how it may be valuable for you and your organization.

Shaping Tomorrow Options Tool

We have made the scan 'increased automation through AI' of Shaping Tomorrow’s continuously updated futures data repository. On the result of that scan we have asked for a list of Options available and relevant to take action in relation to the trends and technologies emerging from 'increased automation through AI'.

For each of the - in this case 5 - options listed we get a suggested timeframe and priority. By clicking the 🎓 symbol under the controls for 'Incorporating AI in Education' the explanations of the suggested timeframe and priority are presented - including the sources for the presented values.:

Explanation of Incorporating AI in Education Scores

Timeframe - Including AI curriculums in the education system should be done as soon as possible to equip the new generation with the required understanding to work alongside AI

Priority - The future belongs to the younger generation hence providing them with the requisite AI knowledge is of very high importance


When you would like to better understand the underlying elements of a listed Option there are multiple ways to obtain a more granular understanding of that Option

One way is to click on the 'i' immediately to the right of the Option heading. This will display a text with more details - For 'Incorporating AI in Education' the textual explanation is:

Incorporating AI in Education and Increased Automation

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a significant role in various sectors, and Education is no exception. The incorporation of AI into the education sector provides an opportunity for increased automation, which can effectively enhance the learning experience, reduce the workload of educators, and potentially improve educational outcomes.

Automated Administrative Tasks

AI can automate many administrative tasks in the education sector. This automation reduces the amount of time teachers spend on tasks like grading and scheduling, allowing for more time to be spent on student interaction and instruction. Tools like Google Classroom and TeachFX are examples of AI-driven solutions that are helping educators manage these tasks more efficiently (source).

Personalized Learning Experiences

AI is also capable of tailoring the learning experience to meet the needs of individual students, thanks to its ability to interpret data from student performance and adapt instruction accordingly. For instance, AI-powered platforms like Century Tech can analyze a student's strengths and weaknesses in real-time, and provide personalized learning pathways accordingly (source).

Innovative Learning Tools

AI is behind the creation of several innovative learning tools that are revolutionizing education. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) create immersive learning experiences that make difficult concepts easier to understand. Chatbots and virtual tutors offer individualized instruction and instant feedback, improving the learning process.

Future Implications

As AI technology continues to improve, its role in education is likely to grow. The increased automation afforded by AI has the potential to transform education by making it more flexible, personalized, and efficient. However, it is essential to address the challenges such as privacy concerns, the need for human interaction in education, and ensuring equitable access to AI-based educational resources.


An alternative - and interactive option - to the above is to simply click on the Option heading itself. This will lift the Option directly to our Modeller tool for interactive and collaborative exploration.

In our Modeller the drives around 'Incorporating AI in Education' are: Future Modeller

And if you are ready for a much richer analysis you can opt for a PESTLE analysis of 'Incorporating AI in Education' - Which will provide you with this rich, interactive model that you can choose to expand even further, should you desire.

As you can see our Options tool by itself is providing you with a rich list of Options to take action - When you combine the Options tool with our Modeller tool your analysis is taken to a whole new level.

We encourage you to contact us for a conversation about your specific needs.