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
A guest post by Peter Van Nick Cave has an opinion on the capacity of AI to write a good song. In this wonderful article, he replies to a Slovenian fan named Peter. As somebody using myself music and soundscapes in my performances and immersive
Guest post by Peter Van In this post, we’ll have at a more philosophical take on AI and ethics. Should we enhance our own brains with AI technology to keep up with the exponential progress of technology? Let’s zoom into some of the arguments from
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
We need to talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: what you need to know about artificial intelligence
I am very excited about my latest short film (the others are here) outlining my views on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and ‘think’. On the one
New podcast: a conversation about Chapter 1 of Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity: a prologue to the Future
This is #1 of a new weekly podcast featuring every chapter in my book Technology vs Humanity. In the first chapter titled “A Prologue to the Future”, I indicate that we are halfway through the century’s second decade and at a critical pivot point in
Gerd Leonhard’s latest newsletter just went live: practical wisdoms from the future (announcing Digital Ethics focus)
Read more, and subscribe here I have been very fortunate that my 2016 book ‘Technology vs. Humanity’has been successful beyond my wildest dreams. Many memes from the book – such as #DigitalEthics and of #techvshuman – have spread far and wide around the globe. Most of all my recent talks have
… it’s time to incorporate the negative externalities of exponential technological progress into EVERY digital business model!
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
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