Artificial intelligence, thinking machines and the future of humanity – new video of my keynote at the Accenture CIO Forum in Hong Kong

This just arrived 🙂  Thanks to Accenture Hong Kong for inviting me, and for making this video available. More about the event here. Download the MP4 file here Download the deck from this talk: AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard low res   PDF 20MB

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…the coming robot onslaught. Great read via Quartz

“Advances in supercomputers and the understanding of neural networks are combining to create a revolution in robotics, and companies eager for more profitability and cheaper production are ruthlessly grabbing the new technology to automate rote jobs.

Blue-collar workers—forget about it. The robots will kill off the positions of half a million oil-rig hands, up to half the industry’s workforce around the world, along with hundreds of thousands of warehouse employees, Amazon-ized by automated forklifts and other machines. Then there are the drivers—the navigators of taxis and long-haul trucks, who make up some 17% of the adult US work force, adding up to about 7 million people, to be replaced by robot cars if competition from Uber’s roster of of 1.5 million drivers doesn’t put them out of business first. Fast-food workers—the hard-working teens, first-generation immigrants, and return-to-work moms who are the bedrock of burger joints everywhere—are also on the firing line as ordering kiosks begin to take the place of human cashiers.”

No one is prepared to stop the robot onslaught. So what will we do when it arrives?
https://qz.com/940977/no-one-is-prepared-to-stop-the-robot-onslaught-so-what-will-we-do-when-it-arrives/
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New video: Accenture CIO Summit Hong Kong: video of panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence

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Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd)

I am trying out a new feature of Apple Keynote – shared public presentations (download for Apple Keynote users only). All images and the file itself subject to creative commons attribution non-commercial license, as usual. Have fun! If all fails, here is the PDF download:  AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard Some images and slideshare … Continue reading "Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd)"

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Resist the Internet – read this nicely put heretic piece

“Compulsions are rarely harmless. The internet is not the opioid crisis; it is not likely to kill you (unless you’re hit by a distracted driver) or leave you ravaged and destitute. But it requires you to focus intensely, furiously, and constantly on the ephemera that fills a tiny little screen, and experience the traditional graces of existence — your spouse and friends and children, the natural world, good food and great art — in a state of perpetual distraction.”

Resist the Internet
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/opinion/sunday/resist-the-internet.html
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