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International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP)

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International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (3 papers in press)

Special Issue on: Foreseeing and Designing Intercultural Dialogic Sustainability Policies

  • The Hegemony in Artificial Intelligence Technology: A Depiction Through Patent Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Adityo Wicaksono, Tommy Hendrix 
    Abstract: In the recent decade, AI technology has proliferated into many industry sectors and formed a hegemony pushed by dominant actors. It has become an attractive phenomenon to study, as it significantly influences civilisation’s current and future development. This study explores the hegemony in AI technology and provides a detailed map of contemporary development through a patent analysis approach. As a result, three significant findings are being highlighted. Firstly, the main hegemons of AI technology are uncovered; they are major tech companies in the USA and China. Secondly, four AI trajectories are identified, including pattern recognition, digital computing, administration, and computer system. Thirdly, six emergent themes of AI technology are listed, covering machine learning, natural language, deep learning, big data, neural network, and reality. Overall, this study extends the understanding of hegemony in terms of technology in which a dominant country exerts its power through patent strategy. It also maps how far AI technology has expanded in the current hegemony. As a practical implication, this depiction could give the AI-related industry players a hint to determine what to catch up on.
    Keywords: artificial intelligence; hegemony; technology advancement; trajectory; patent analysis.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2022.10051914
  • Individual and Societal Learning Allow Globally Financed Developmental Cooperation   Order a copy of this article
    by Gilbert Ahamer 
    Abstract: The goal of this article is to perceive and understand environment-related activities of international financial institutions (IFIs) as part of a societal learning process, and consequently to describe their environmental and social project quality criteria as an expression of such ongoing societal learning processes. What can our readership, likely to be related also to higher education and lifelong learning, profit from such a comparison? Against the authors ini-tial expectation, IFIs are starting to become efficient at redirecting global funds to climate and environmental projects and have thus performed a successful act of societal learning. The environmental and social project quality criteria have played a crucial role in convincing economic and administrative actors (i.e., learn-ers in our context) to behave in a climate-compatible manner. Thus, the lesson can be drawn from the domain of societal learning to the do-main of individual learning that clear and transparent criteria sets are decisive for a rule-based societal transformation. This case study shows that a criteria-based selection process provides the best results for long-term societal interest; in this case climate protection.
    Keywords: collective learning; societal learning; global learning; rule-based society; criteria-based decisions; global warming mitigation; global warming adaptation; International Financial Organisations; IFIs; infrastructure projects; Central Asia; environmental quality criteria; social quality criteria.

  • Citizenship Education in World Risk Society: an Evolutionary perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Van Nguyen 
    Abstract: Despite being the three main world views shaping global citizenship education (GCE) methods, the neoliberal, humanistic and critical world views all have important drawbacks. This paper attempts to address those drawbacks by constructing the evolutionary world view from established knowledge in biology, psychology, as well as findings from the social sciences. The evolutionary world view explains the conditions of risks our global society is facing. It also demonstrates how evolutionary mechanisms of human cooperation underpin the concept of citizenship/citizenship education. Such world view enables the reconceptualisation of GCE as the study of global scale human cooperation in response to global risks and calls for further investigation into alternative methods for citizenship education.
    Keywords: global citizenship education; risk society; human cooperation; cultural evolution; game theory; trade-off.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2022.10051703