Paying Ourselves To Decarbonize: Must-read by Kim Stanley Robinson
Paying Ourselves To Decarbonize As we transition to a green economy, we must compensate petro-states for their lost income. Otherwise, the world economy will collapse like a house of cardsRead more
Some of Gerd Leonhard’s recent videos on ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence
Is this the next chapter in the evolution of the web? The moon-landing moment for AI? Or… the Napster Moment? Thanks to the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (specifically Deep Learning), generative models such as Dall-E2 and ChatGPT (both powered by OpenAI) can now produce unique images as well as texts with an uncanny human-like quality, often indistinguishable from what a […]Read more
Join Gerd Leonhard on March 8, 2023 6pm CET. Special livestream event with fellow futurist Peter Leyden: 12 paradigm shifts you need to understand, today.
Join us on March 8, 2023 6pm CET, for a very special livestream event with futurists Gerd Leonhard and Peter Leyden: The 12 paradigm shifts you need to understand, today. More details and optional sign-up via Eventbrite, LinkedIn. I'm really excited about this super-special live stream event with Peter Leyden, scheduled for March 8, 2023, […]Read more
ChatGPT: AI is here, and it’s coming for your job ? (good read by Alex Mitchell)
via New York Post (made me think!) “So promising are ChatGPT's capabilities that Microsoft — amid laying off 10,000 people — has announced a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment in the revolutionary technology, which is growing smarter by the day. And the rise of machines leaves many well-paid workers vulnerable, experts warn. “AI is replacing the white-collar workers. I don’t […]Read more
Do we need to act to preempt a Generative AI Monopoly? (must read via Diane Coyle, PS)
read more via Project Syndicate “ChatGPT, the new artificial intelligence chatbot developed by the San Francisco-based research laboratory OpenAI, has taken the world by storm. Already hailed as a milestone in the evolution of so-called large language models (LLMs), the world’s most famous generative AI raises important questions about who controls this nascent market and whether these […]Read more
Some funny images of people trying ChatGPT3 (and a video reel of some fake Donald Trump speeches)
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Join me for a very special GerdTalks live-stream show on ChatGPT January 30, 2023!
NOTE: This announcement text was actually written by ChatGPT, as well (with some human modifications by myself), and the amazing Sudowrite was used for finetuning the overall text. Join me on LinkedIn or Youtube to comment or ask questions. January 30, Monday, 9am PST, 5pm UK, 6pm CET, 9pm Dubai, 10.30 pm India… More at […]Read more
Video from my very special GerdTalks live-stream show on ChatGPT January 30, 2023
NOTE: This announcement text was actually written by ChatGPT, as well (with some human modifications by myself), and the amazing Sudowrite was used for finetuning the overall text. The world seems to be on the brink of a seismic shift, as businesses and individuals alike are starting to tap into Generative AI models like Dalle-2, […]Read more
Here is the video from my very special GerdTalks live-stream show on ChatGPT January 30, 2023
NOTE: This announcement text below was actually written by ChatGPT, as well (with some human modifications by myself), and the amazing Sudowrite was used for finetuning the overall text. The world seems to be on the brink of a seismic shift, as businesses and individuals alike are starting to tap into Generative AI models like […]Read more
From Doom & Gloom to Optimism & Hope: A guest post by William E. Halal
From Doom & Gloom to Optimism & Hope, by William E. Halal, (PhD); The TechCast Project and George Washington University. Bill is a like-minded thinker, friend and fellow futurist, based in Washington DC. Check out his latest must-read book ‘Beyond Knowledge‘, and the video / live-stream event we did together last year. TechCast Research takes on […]Read more
Re-branding the future: A special guest post by Chris Nolan; The Good Future Project
To start the ball rolling, we have created “The Good Future Project”, a consortium and coalition of futurists and thought leaders with the ambitious mission to re-brand the future. Like the song says, “Start spreading the news.”Read more
The Good Future Project: a conversation with Mathias Sundin (Warp News) and Gerd Leonhard
This is the latest episode in my #goodfutureproject series of conversations, with special guest Mathias Sundin; CEO of Warp News. “If someone said ”you are worthless” several times a day, how would it affect you? It would probably make you feel pretty lousy. Now think of the news media that you and everyone else consume. […]Read more
New Video: The Good Future Project: A Conversation with Tzeporah Berman *FossilFuelTreaty.org and Gerd Leonhard
Just a few days ago, I had a really thoughtful and informative conversation with the @FossilFuelTreaty chair women Tzeporah Berman covering #climatechange #cop27 and the future of the fossil fuel industry, among many other topics. This video is the first in a new series I've started as part of my latest initiative, the Good Future […]Read more
My film “Twice upon a Time”: New edit with only the Good 2030!
This is a special new edit of my recent film Twice Upon a Time see https://www.futuristgerd.com/sharing/... and https://youtu.be/BanqTNbTotU We received a lot of feedback about the 'lousy 2030' part being a bit too long and dystopian so we figured we'd also offer a new edit that features only the good 2030 aka #thegoodfuture :) I hope you enjoy this version; if so, please be sure to subscribe and share it widely! This film is a passionate call for action to everyone - we must act now to ensure the good future. Our attitude contains our future, and the choices we make today create our future. We are to be architects of the future - not its victims (Buckminster Fuller).Read more
Can a frequent flyer tax could solve aviation’s carbon challenge?
“The global aviation industry is responsible for about 2.5 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions – a bigger contribution than Australia – and if the aviation industry was a country, it would be one of the world’s 10 worst polluters. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines were scrambling to adopt various measures to combat emissions […]Read more
Talking Across Differences: A Paradigm for Raising Consciousness. Guest post by Bill Halal
By William E. Halal, The TechCast Project, George Washington University This article focuses on one of the great challenges facing all of us today – how can we resolve the raging conflicts fomented by social media? Conflict has always been a problem, but the digital revolution has raised it into one of the great challenges of […]Read more
Today is a big day! Announcing The Good Future Project: Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Founder
The Good Future Project: we have 10 years to make it happen!Read more
The Metaverse: Good or Evil? Introducing a brand-new and exciting speaker package with Futurists Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard
calum chace and gerd leonhard debate the metaverseRead more
What You Need to Know Episode #3: Why we should be optimistic about the future. New video by futurist Gerd Leonhard.
What kind of future do we want for our children? What kind of ancestor will we be? So you may ask: How do we maintain HOPE and a positive outlook in a world that (right now, in August 2022) seems to go from bad to worse - climate emergency, war, inflation, food crises, energy crises, fake news, disinformation and the global decline of democracy. Yet, riffing off Kevin Kelly's protopia I derive hope from the fact that while our problems seem to be increasing, our capacity to deal with them is increasing even faster.Read more
New Podcast: Speaking across differences – Futurists Bill Halal and Gerd Leonhard
gerd leonhard and bill halal podcast on speaking across differencesRead more