Three Horizons of AI: A Future-Readiness Course from IFTF


Do you have a strategy for facing the future of AI?

Join IFTF to forecast emerging possibilities in our new Three Horizons of AI mini-course

In three weekly 2-hour sessions, go beyond the current headlines to explore potential short-, mid-, and long-term possibilities of AI. The course will keep you current on what’s happening today, give you hands-on experience with generative AI forecasting, and teach you a host of IFTF’s best methods for envisioning emerging risks and transformations.

For over 50 years, IFTF has guided hundreds of entities in understanding emerging technologies and their societal implications. With a rich background in forecasting and tech literacy, IFTF offers unique expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the present and future AI landscapes.

About the Three Horizons of AI mini-course

The course consists of three weekly 2-hour virtual sessions, each designed to explore the potential short-term, mid-term, and long-term futures of AI. By participating in this course you’ll get an overview of the rapidly evolving AI field, hands-on experience with cutting-edge generative AI platforms, and structured methods for forecasting emerging risks and opportunities.

IFTF’s Systems Mythology framework builds your long-term insight and helps you assess possible roles, applications and user contexts that AI will serve as it integrates with existing systems. Develop scenarios and applications for possible AI-enabled futures.

The Details

Horizon 1 Session: What we see today Familiarize yourself with the latest in generative AI. Understand today’s early adopters and signals of change. Create your own AI-driven forecast.

Horizon 2 Session: Envisioning the next 5 years Prepare for mid-term disruption. Widen your lense to anticipate social, economic, political, and organizational change.

Horizon 3 Session: Imagining the next 10 years and beyond Push beyond legacy assumptions to forecast truly provocative positive and negative possibilities for a topic relevant for your organization.

With this course, you will:

  • Challenge your assumptions about what AI is, and what it isn’t.
  • Explore emerging use cases, capabilities, and critical dilemmas with IFTF’s leading AI researchers.
  • Gain a foundational understanding of multimodal Large Language Models (LLMs).
  • Gain practical experience with six different forecasting techniques, so you can develop more informed strategic perspectives.
  • Enjoy a guided, hands-on session with generative AI tools, designed to help you understand the medium’s affordances.
  • Refine your strategic assessment of opportunities and risks that AI poses for your organization, sector, or community.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for a broad audience including:

  • Professionals: Looking to integrate generative AI into work processes or understand its influence on their industries.
  • Executives: Aiming to future-proof their organizations to leverage the potential of AI.
  • Strategists: Interested in using AI's transformative power to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Foresight Professionals: Wanting to deepen their understanding of how AI will shape the next decade.
  • Curious Minds: Anyone intrigued by generative AI and its strategic implications, both now and in the future.
  • Regardless of your background, no prior AI knowledge is required. All you need is a willingness to explore, use your imagination and learn.

Don't miss this opportunity to build your own AI literacy!

Training Dates

This course is three two-hour sessions:

February 13, 20 and 27, 2024

8am-10am Pacific Time




Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.

Institute for the Future is the world’s leading foresight education and futures organization. For over 50 years, businesses, governments, and social impact organizations have depended upon IFTF global forecasts, custom research, and foresight training to navigate complex change and develop world-ready strategies. IFTF methodologies and toolsets yield coherent views of transformative possibilities across all sectors that together support a more sustainable future. Institute for the Future is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at

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Date & Time

Feb. 13, 2024, 11 a.m. - Feb. 27, 2024, 1 p.m.



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