Posts Tagged ‘cognition’

EFP Brief No. 163: EFONET: Assessment of Energy Foresight in the EU

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Within the EFONET Coordination Action, an analysis of the state of the art of energy foresight activities in the EU countries has been carried out in order to assess the transferability of the “good practices” learnt from the national foresight experiences towards energy foresight on the European level.

EFP Brief No. 163_EFONET Assessment of Energy Foresight

EFP Brief No. 152: Combining ICT and Cognitive Science: Opportunities and Risks

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Many experts think that the technological convergence of previously separated sciences like nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technologies and cognitive sciences will have a deep, long-term impact on society and economy. Key actors in society need to become aware of the challenges linked to converging applications (CA) and take decisions in support of developing them. By analysing CA-related opportunities and risks at a very early stage, we hope to contribute to reducing possible adverse effects in the future.

EFMN Brief No. 152_ICT and Cognitive Science

EFP Brief No. 125: Technology Foresight on Cognition and Robotics

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This technology foresight project was motivated by the significant resources recently invested, both nationally and internationally, in the development of increasingly advanced and complex robots. There is a need to examine the perspectives, possibilities and consequences of development and utilisation of advances in robotics. The goal of the foresight project is to formulate a robust and broadly accepted foundation that can be used to identify opportunities for innovation associated with the development of robot technology that seem particular promising for Demark within a time frame of ten years.

EFMN Brief No. 125_ Robot_and_Cognition

EFP Brief No. 22: Cognitive Systems 2020

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The objective of the UK Cognitive Systems Project was to produce a vision for the future development of cognitive systems through an exploration of recent advances in neuroscience, computer science and related fields, and their potential for future interaction.

EFMN Brief No. 22 – Cognitive Systems 2020

EFP Brief No. 1: Futur – The German Research Dialogue

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Futur – the German Research Dialogue is designed to assess the future needs and demands for science and technology and to consider their broader implications for the socio-economic and cultural development of the country. The intention is to include a large number and broad variety of participants in the exercise representing not only science and technology but also the various stakeholders of German society. So far about 1250 experts have been involved.

EFMN Brief No. 1 – Futur – The German Research Dialogue