Gerd Leonhard’s latest book “Technology vs. Humanity” will be available in a few days – join Gerd at the book launch event in London tomorrow evening, on September 8th, should you be in the area. A new addition to the book’s web site brings the topic
Digital Ethics Articles
“The world wide cage” is Nicholas Carr’s original title to his essay published on aeon last week. Quote: “The greatest of the United States’ homegrown religions – greater than Jehovah’s Witnesses, greater than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, greater even than Scientology –
Written by Keith Wagstaff on Motherboard a few weeks ago, his post takes us to a possible future scenario and its consequences: “’For better or worse, a lot of our self-worth is connected to our work,’ John Danaher, a law professor at NUI Galway who
“How to be good” is how Adam Elkus titled his recent article published on Slate, touching an important topic. Quote: “Or, in other words, ‘computers can act intelligently to the degree that humans act mechanically.’ Lots of human activities (like voting, greeting, praying, shopping, or writing
Published by Cecilia Tilli on Slate recently, and sub-titled: “The Threats That Artificial Intelligence Researchers Actually Worry About“. A quote below: “As interactions with machines increase in our daily life, we will need to learn to imbed them with values that are aligned with ours.
Here is a Podcast Interview with Gerd, recently done with Oscar Santolalla for Time to Shine Podcasts. Santolalla refers to “November 2014, (when) Gerd spoke at TEDx Brussels, in front of 2000 people. In this talk, titled “Digital ethics and the future of humans in a connected world,” Gerd challenged people
This is a guest post by Rudy de Waele & Humberto Schwab, originally posted on Medium. Learning to live As new technological innovation is eating the world, the need to improve the connection between the academic and business world becomes dramatically urgent in order to
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
Must-watch talk on machine learning and AI: Google DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis. Will Silicon Valley be ‘Mission Control for Humanity’?
This is a brilliant talk by the founder of Deepmind, Demis Hassabis, that affords a good glimpse behind the scenes of Silicon Valley AI / Machine / Deep Learning outfits, and what people like Demis are thinking. My key concern is somewhat reflected in this image (screen-shotted from the
The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)
We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is