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Our Mission

Futureproof Bama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded to help the state of Alabama prepare for the transition period for when robotics, artificial intelligence, and other autonomous innovations will make most traditional work obsolete.


Education is the foundation of Futureproof-ing Alabama. First, educate Alabamians on the coming workforce crisis. Second, educate about the jobs that will still be available. Finally, help provide educational and training opportunities for the residents of Alabama. 

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Promote an environment of Innovation in Alabama by identifying what is working, and what is not. Innovating in State will allow for new jobs to be identified quicker.

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Keep Alabama Working.

Keep Alabama working by developing a path for people to fill new jobs that will be available during and after the transition period.


What is this Workforce Crisis?

There is growing evidence to show that in the next ten to fifteen years, jobs, as we know them, will undergo a dynamic change. 

The fourth industrial revolution jumpstarted by robotics and the innovations in artificial intelligence, and workforce automation has pushed the world into a global manufacturing arms-race. 

These incredible technological discoveries while revolutionizing businesses, also have the potential to create a massive displacement of jobs.

Rainer Strack: The surprising workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it now

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Dec 3, 2014

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

Ted via YouTube

Sep 24, 2012


How Does Being Innovative Futureproof Alabama?

An essential piece of Futureproofing Alabama is to continue to foster the growing innovation culture that is sprouting up across the state.  The efforts of groups like The Innovation Depot (Birmingham), TechBirmingham (Birmingham), RocketHatch (Huntsville), and the Alabama Launchpad are bringing the startups and the innovators to the state. 

Innovation of this type will be required if Alabama wants to have a leg up on the changes that will be driving the economy of the future. 

Olivier Scalabre: The next manufacturing revolution is here


Sep 13, 2016

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