BBC-Click interview with me, on cyborgs and ‘Terminator Genisys’ (short video)

Cyborgs could be beginning of the end says futurist   Futurist Gerd Leonhard has issued a warning against an increasingly connected and online society. He says that the threat to security will only increase as devices become more connected through the ‘internet of things’.   He also told BBC Click about the risks that could develop … Continue reading "BBC-Click interview with me, on cyborgs and ‘Terminator Genisys’ (short video)"

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AI doctors will become ‘as ubiquitous as stethoscopes’ (Wired UK)

“The role of an AI doctor isn't intended to replace the human component, but rather complement it. "It's about augmenting or complementing; the role of the human doctor is in building the relationship. It's the skills that humans have – the compassion, the ability to abstract, to generalise, to have common sense, to have morals. These are all key aspects. Technology should be used to improve these relationships, not make them harder."”

AI doctors will become 'as ubiquitous as stethoscopes' (Wired UK)
https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-04/29/kyu-rhee-ibm-watson-ai-doctor
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Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil

“By the 2030s we will have nanobots that can go into a brain non-invasively through the capillaries, connect to our neocortex and basically connect it to a synthetic neocortex that works the same way in the cloud. So we’ll have an additional neocortex, just like we developed an additional neocortex 2 million years ago, and we’ll use it just as we used the frontal cortex: to add additional levels of abstraction. We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes. We’ll be funnier.”

Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil
https://www.playboy.com/articles/playboy-interview-ray-kurzweil
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The Threats That Artificial Intelligence Researchers Actually Worry About

“It seems that for every mention of A.I. as humanity’s top existential risk, there is a mention of its power to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.”

The Threats That Artificial Intelligence Researchers Actually Worry About
https://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/04/the_threats_that_artificial_intelligence_researchers_actually_worry_about.html

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Redefining the relationship of man and machine: narrated chapter from the ‘The Future of Business’ book (video, audio, pdf, German translation)

I am very fortunate to be part of a group of 62 leading futurists that compiled their ideas and visions in the amazing ‘The Future of Business’ book, edited by my good friend, colleague and publisher Rohit Talwar. The book is a fantastic read and the 500+ pages are worth every minute you spend on them.

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