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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.

Educate.

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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Innovate.

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.


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Recent writeups, podcast interviews, and video clips. If your want to speak with someone at futureproof Bama, send us a media request.

Educate.

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

Ted via YouTube

Dec 3, 2014

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

Ted via YouTube

Sep 24, 2012

Innovate.

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

Ted

Sep 13, 2016

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Stay up to date with Futureproof Bama. Posting news to further promote our mission to educate, innovate, and keep Alabama working.

Birmingham and the World of Tomorrow

Birmingham and the World of Tomorrow

Futureproof Bama’s March Meetup Announcement Recently, Fast Company published an article titled, “Bet You Didn’t See This Coming: 10 Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Robots.” Whil…

February 22, 2017

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Futureproof Bama Meetup Recap

Birmingham Meetup Recap: Jan 4th 2017

Last week was a very momentous time for our organization. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I would like to say that it was one of the most critical weeks we may have for a while. In one weeks…

January 9, 2017

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futureproof bama loves slack

Announcing a Public Futureproof Bama Slack Team

I love Slack and want to share it with you! Since its open beta, Slack has been getting great press when it comes to teams working together, especially those that are remote. When teams can communic…

December 17, 2016

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