FutureTales Lab’s Dr. Karndee Shares Pandemic Insights

22 Jan 2021Corporate


Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Chief Advisor of FutureTales Lab, spoke to GovInsider website about her recent experiences and her outlook for 2021 amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
FutureTales Lab is the Thai property development sector’s first futurology center, launched to highlight new approaches for well-being and sustainability by MQDC, the leading developer within DTGO.

In an interview focused on her role as a supervisory board member of Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), she covered recent research by FutureTales Lab and the impact of the pandemic.

“Since the beginning of the year, our research stream has contributed to policy direction during the pandemic’s uncertain time,” she said.

The lab’s Earth Pulse data platform can provide near-term predictions of natural disasters and the impact of climate change, she said.

She added that the pandemic had shown Thailand’s resilience.

“I have learned that our society can be resilient and adaptive far better than I ever imagined,” she said.

“Our government and our citizens act and adapt very quickly and effectively in our own way. The citizens voluntarily share their travel information through ‘Thai Chana’ mobile application to ensure community safety. Cashless transactions are widely adopted overnight in all user segments.

“We have learned that our healthcare system is by far at the world’s forefront. We also have learned that we are so capable of creating ‘crisis-driven’ innovation and extend for the greater good.”

The interview concludes with her message to her future self, which focused on the emergence of robotics.

“Hi Karndee in 2030, the world right now emphasizes human rights, women’s rights, and animal rights. I would love to hear from you about how the robot rights and the ethics of AI unfold in this decade.”

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