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“Taken together, this twin definition of AIR — as AI augmenting the world and AR giving form to AI — points to a new trajectory for both tech­no­logies that is fundamentally urban,” Greg writes for the aug­men­ted reality advertising firm Dara­base, in this excerpt from his forth­coming re­port The Augmented City.

Read Greg’s post.





“Autonomous everything” is already here — the question is, what can we do about it? That was the theme of Greg’s keynote address at NAIOP’s I.CON East, the leading event for industrial real estate. In addition to an insatiable hun­ger for data centers — and an unquen­cha­ble thirst for the ener­gy to run them — the rise of gene­ra­tive AI will have a profound im­pact on the built environ­ment.

Read NAIOP’s recap.
Or listen to his post-event podcast.





Greg delivered the opening keynote at DLA Piper’s 18th Global Real Estate Summit in Chicago. After debunking the urban “doom loop” myth, his talk explo­red how changes in tech­no­logy, afforda­bi­lity, and people’s desires is rema­king the both the built environ­ment and Ameri­can landscape.

Watch the video.





“Welcome to Spatial Reality,” the title of Greg’s session at Smart City Expo USA. Toge­ther with inCitu’s Dana Cher­mesh-Reshef, Help­ful Places’ Jac­que­line Lu, and City­Fi’s Story Bellows, the panel explo­red the impli­ca­tions of artificial intel­li­­gence and aug­men­ted reality (AI + AR = AIR) at urban scale.

Read the session description.





What is “threatcasting” and how can imagi­ning the worst that can happen help pre­vent it? Greg was joined by collea­gues from Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity, the U.S. Military Aca­de­my, and U.S. Secret Ser­vice to explore the future at a special ses­sion at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas’ Connex­ions confe­rence.

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As part of his urban tech fellowship at Cornell Tech, Greg Lindsay co-authored Future of Gene­ra­tive AI with Anthony Town­send, a report for the Jacobs Insti­tute on how the archi­tec­ture, engi­neer­ing, and con­struc­tion indus­tries should approach gene­ra­tive AI.




Booz Allen Hamilton posted the full video from “The Age of Principled AI,” an event and discussion in Wa­shing­ton D.C. on Nov­em­ber 6th, 2023, that Greg moderated on be­half of Fast Company.

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GREG’S
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Urbanist, Futurist, Speaker
GREG LINDSAY


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ABOUT

Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker.



He is a non-resident senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collec­tives Lab, Arizona State Uni­versity’s Threat­cast­ing Lab, and the Atlan­­tic Council’s Scow­croft Stra­te­gy Ini­tia­tive. He was the foun­­ding chief com­mu­ni­ca­tions offi­­cer of AlphaGeo where he re­mains a senior advi­sor. Most recently, he was a 2022-2023 urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Insti­tute, where he explored the impli­­ca­tions of AI and aug­men­­ted rea­lity at urban scale.

His past speaking engagements and events include the Venice Archi­tecture Bien­na­le, Aspen Ideas Festi­val, Civic I/O summit at SXSW, the Dubai Busi­ness Forum, the World Eco­no­mic Forum, and La Con­­fé­­rence de Montréal.






SPEAKING TOPICS

The way we’ll live next in a New/­Post/­Never-Normal world.



Looking for a speaker who can help you and your orga­ni­zation make sense of the New/­Post/­Never-Normal? Greg Lindsay regu­lar­ly speaks to some of the world’s most inno­va­tive orga­ni­za­tions about the future of cities, climate, work, AI, and the future of the futu­re itself. Below is a short list of his speaking topics, and here are the details. If any pique your interest, email him. After all, there’s no time to think about the future like the present.

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Shortlist


THE WAY WE’LL LIVE NEXT
The built world implications of our
never-normal landscape.

AUTONOMOUS EVERYTHING
AI, the future, and what we
can do about it.

WHERE WILL YOU LIVE IN 2050?
Why and where a warming
world may still have shelter for us.

HOW TO WORK, TOGETHER
New forms of collaboration
in a world in which corporate silos
have cracked wide open.

WHERE THE ROBOT MEETS
THE ROAD
A future of things that drive and fly
and think for themselves.

ENGINEERING SERENDIPITY
How do we discover unknown
knowns — the things and people we
don’t know we know?




GREG’S 
SPEAKING TOPICS