Futuresagency Articles

About Digital Pollution (Washington Monthly #mustread)

In the slipstream of exponential change… read this great posts on why the world is now choking on digital pollution (Washington Monthly).  Now that “data is the new oil” (one of Gerd’s favourite memes – watch this video from 2012 😄), we also have “spillage” in the

Big data and surveillance in cities: convenience vs tracking

Guest post by Peter Van Sidewalk Labs is Google’s / Alphabet Inc.’s urban innovation organisation. Its goal is to improve urban infrastructure through technological solutions, and tackle issues such as cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage (Wikipedia). Looking at their website, it’s full

Is AI a danger for Humanity? Well… it’s complicated!

In an interesting display of “Yes, No, It’s complicated”, three Indian researchers reflect whether AI is a danger for humanity. In the YES-camp, the key argument evolves around the almost exclusive focus of AI on one particular aspect of human beings: the calculative capacity. The