Archive for July, 2016

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

From a Telecom’s Perspective: The Future of Everything (via

A newsletter with the title: “The Future of Everything: Making Sense of the Sensor Revolution from a Telecoms Perspective” was published recently by Martin Geddes on He writes: “We are in the midst of a revolution in computing, driven by ubiquitous and cheap sensors

How our High Streets will be Transformed by AI (via Contagious)

Published on Contagious in spring this year, “Rosh Singh, digital innovation director at Kinetic Active, believes that digital out of home will evolve from a broadcast medium to bring us personal, real time updates.” “While technology often makes people feel uncomfortable, we’re becoming more accepting of

It seems to matter what you read (via Quartz)

Luke MacGregor wrote end of June about “a study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve.” Published on Quartz, below a noteworthy quote: “Understanding others’ mental states

Joi Ito: The Future of Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mid of July Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab,  published some thoughts about the future of work in a post on his blog. Quote: “So while AI and other technologies may some day create a productivity abundance that allows us to eliminate the financial

Gerd Leonhard: New Website ‘’ now online

The web site of Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author and CEO of The Futures Agency Gerd Leonhard,, 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