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Director, Emerging Media Lab
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Toshi leads IFTF’s Emerging Media Lab (EML), where he explores the implications of rapidly evolving technologies that are transforming the ways humans communicate, collaborate and connect. Toshi also leads IFTF’s Technology and Media Foresight Council advising leaders from both the public and private sector, and he is a lead instructor for IFTF’s Three Horizons of AI course that explores the near, mid and long term implications for AI. Toshi’s work examines not only the direct applications of emerging technologies ranging from VR to AI, but also the wider implications and impact on individuals, organizations, and society at large.
Prior to joining IFTF, Toshi served as media technology consultant for famed futurist Ray Kurzweil, with whom he produced ground breaking live VR demonstrations for the TED stage and co-directed the feature-length documentary “The Singularity is Near” based on Kurzweil’s best-selling book. Toshi studied film at Mass College of Art and Design and religion at Bryn Athyn College.
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