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Smarter Machines might cause Mass Unemployment (via The Economist)

“Automation and Anxiety” is the headline of a special report published originally last June in The Economist’s print version. A quote: “Deep learning is renowned for its superhuman prowess at certain forms of image recognition; there are large sets of labelled training data to crunch; and

Gerd Leonhard: New Website ‘futuristgerd.com’ now online

The web site of Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author and CEO of The Futures Agency Gerd Leonhard, http://www.futuristgerd.com, has been updated and enjoys a brand new, contemporary design. Again a reflection of his extensive work, the various sections have been redesigned for faster viewing across all platforms, for

The evilification of Facebook: Gerd Leonhard about to quit Facebook!

The Futures Agency’s CEO Gerd Leonhard is thinking about leaving Facebook – and he needs your help in deciding this. “Facebook now generates 35% of my traffic to this site and my Youtube channel, yet I am seriously thinking about ending my posts and contributions to Facebook, and may delete my profile and my pages altogether.” Gerd

IoT: Unleashing the Mother of all Infrastructures

On a January 26th Game Changers Radio show, a panel of Futurists (including Gray Scott and myself) will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its world changing implications. Here are some of my thoughts in advance of that discussion. I’ll start with a

In Praise of Plagiarism (guest post by Tim Cole)

By Tim Cole Is intellectual property theft? Listening to the high-pitched arguments about digital piracy one could almost assume that copyright or commercial legal protection of intellectual property are a law of nature; something we always enjoyed and that’s been around forever. Not so: The

The future of work – interview with Rudy de Waele (video)

Learn about the new trends on the Future of Work and HR in this 11 minute interview with The Futures Agency‘s partner Rudy de Waele and Worklife Hub at HRM Expo in Cologne in September 2015. “The new ROI is happiness. People management is no longer about efficiency,