Close

Latest Posts

Organization News

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.” While only briefly touching each of the ten jobs, the author gave examples of what made each susceptible to displacement. The jobs span several industries and range from Insurance Underwriters/Claims Representatives, Bank Tellers, Financial Analyst, Construction Workers, Inventory Managers/Workers, and Taxi Drivers. All of which, according to the article, are up for displacement within the next ten years. What would that Birmingham even look like? Will Birmingham thrive when its businesses no longer need […]

Read More

Birmingham Meetup Recap: Jan 4th 2017

Futureproof Bama Meetup Recap

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 time, we became an official legal entity, and we had our first meetup at Fetch Talent in Birmingham.  If you are not a member of our Meetup group, join here… I would like to begin this week’s recap off by giving a big thank you to everyone we had contact with at Fetch, Drew, Jason, and Chase. Thank you for contacting us […]

Read More

Announcing a Public Futureproof Bama Slack Team

futureproof bama loves slack

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 communicate openly and freely, it helps build momentum for getting big things done. Starting today, Futureproof Bama will open a public Slack channel for ANYONE that is interested in participating in Futureproofing Alabama. This could include but is not limited to… (Potential) Volunteers Interested donors Nosey people People with great ideas People with terrible ideas… Concerned citizens Media members Benefits for signing up can range from… Immediate communications with […]

Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Millions of Alabama Jobs at Risk in the Economy of the Future

Press Release: Millions of Jobs at Risk

Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are creating a massive paradigm shift Birmingham, AL Futureproof Bama was formed to ensure education and innovation are the driving forces as the State of Alabama stares down a massive paradigm shift where up to a million jobs will be lost to robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) driven autonomy. “The speed of technological innovations in robotics and AI is truly exciting,” said Futureproof Bama founder and technological futurist, Taylor Phillips. “People are already being displaced by robots and computers in many areas. As more innovations become mainstream, a million or more Alabama citizens […]

Read More

Announcing Nonprofit to Benefit All of Alabama

Nonprofit for protecting Alabama

There has been growing evidence to prove that innovations in the fields of Robotics and Artifical Intelligence will lead to both a revolutionary success for businesses and devastating crisis for the workforce. The United Nations Conference on Trade And Development recently reported “…the “share of occupations that could experience significant automation is actually higher in developing countries than in more advanced ones”… and this concerns about two-thirds of all jobs.” While this report focuses on the effect of what robotics and automation will have on developing countries, especially those as a group, it points to a growing concern. Which jobs are affected by these new […]

Read More