The Institute For the Future (IFF) is a cross-disciplinary research institute at the University of Nicosia (UNIC) founded to explore the hypothesis that exponential technologies will cause rapidly accelerating societal change over the coming decades.

Technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence are highly disruptive, even individually. However, as they reach commercial maturity and start becoming synergistic, they are expected to have compounding effects on the economy, social structures, legal systems, income distribution, governance, education, and warfare – and raise fundamental questions on how future society is organized.

The goal of IFF is to push students, faculty (at our University and others), policy-makers and business leaders to prepare for these changes and aim for societally beneficial outcomes. The Institute’s mission is interdisciplinary by nature and it works across Schools and Departments to support academic programs, research, training and conferences.

BLOCKCHAIN (DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY)

Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology)

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is, by most measures, the leading university globally in the field of education and research in crypto-currencies and blockchain (distributed ledger technology).

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND INTELLIGENCE AUGMENTATION (IA)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND INTELLIGENCE AUGMENTATION (IA)

Artificial Intelligence is a human-made form of intelligence capable of competing or even surpassing that of our own. AI can substitute, supplement and/or amplify practically all manual tasks performed by humans, utilizing machines or robots.

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UNIC Becomes Hyperledger Associate Member

More specifically, IFF | UNIC was invited to become a Hyperledger Associate Member in recognition of its ongoing work and plans for future contribution to the Hyperledger community, joining like-minded notable blockchain-oriented organisations and big industry players like IBM, Intel and SAP.