We need to talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: what you need to know about artificial intelligence

I am very excited about my latest short film (the others are here) outlining my views on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and ‘think’. On the one hand, artificial intelligence (AI) clearly has the capacity to improve … Continue reading "We need to talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: what you need to know about artificial intelligence"

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World Leaders at Davos Call for Global Rules on Technology (via the NYT) #digitalethics

“The rapid spread of digital technology in daily life and the implications that has on the future of work and data security will require more international cooperation, not less, Ms. Merkel said. But she acknowledged that nobody knows how to wri...

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Will we need another ‘Oppenheimer moment’ to take action on AGI and Human Genome Editing? Who is Mission Control for Humanity’?

Guest post by TFA Curator Petervan In Gerd’s recent podcast with Matt Ward from Disruptors.fm, he discussed a theme from last book Technology vs. Humanity called the Megashifts  i.e. the 10 most important disruptive forces we need to investigate, such as datafication, virtualisation, automation and cognification. As context to these exponential changes coming towards us, Gerd mentions what he … Continue reading "Will we need another ‘Oppenheimer moment’ to take action on AGI and Human Genome Editing? Who is Mission Control for Humanity’?"

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New podcast: a conversation about Chapter 1 of Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity: a prologue to the Future

This is #1 of a new weekly podcast featuring every chapter in my book Technology vs Humanity. In the first chapter titled “A Prologue to the Future”, I indicate that we are halfway through the century’s second decade and at a critical pivot point in technology evolution, a hinge moment when change will not only … Continue reading "New podcast: a conversation about Chapter 1 of Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity: a prologue to the Future"

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Gerd Leonhard’s latest newsletter just went live: practical wisdoms from the future (announcing Digital Ethics focus)

Read more, and subscribe here I have been very fortunate that my 2016 book ‘Technology vs. Humanity’has been successful beyond my wildest dreams. Many memes from the book – such as #DigitalEthics and of #techvshuman – have spread far and wide around the globe. Most of all my recent talks have been on these topics, already (be sure to watch my … Continue reading "Gerd Leonhard’s latest newsletter just went live: practical wisdoms from the future (announcing Digital Ethics focus)"

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