Gerd Leonhard on AlleyWatch, October 26, 2016: “Maybe you recognize this title. Because if you’re spending time on planet Earth lately you will have noticed something. The internet is constantly asking us if we are still human. Because we are no longer alone. Robots are
Human Futures and AI Articles
“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
Medical Futurist Dr Bertalan Mesko, PhD compiled a list of ten companies “… from – IBM to Google – you didn’t expect to embrace disruptive health innovation.” Quotes from his post showing collaboration examples: “Oscar Health, the hipster insurance company, works with the wearable maker Fitbit.
With the statement “Some of the richest, smartest and most powerful humans have an important message for the rest of us as they convened this week to discuss pressing global issues: the robots are coming.” this post by Olivia Oran opens up, published by reuters
Published in July 2014 and still valid, a noteworthy post by Edwin Smith, who “takes a glimpse of the future in conversation with technology pioneer and futurologist Peter Diamandis”. On Raconteur, stating: “To take another line from Hollywood, we may end up regretting, as Jeff Goldblum’s character
Here’s a good read via FastCompany: “The fear of job loss due to automation is no longer relegated to only physical-labor manufacturing jobs and relatively simple transaction-based, customer-service workers (i.e., bank tellers, grocery store clerks, and travel agents). Companies are increasingly adopting sophisticated “cognitive” technologies across
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
Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director and President from the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA providing a comprehensive framework for thinking about artificial intelligence (AI). In his talk at DLD16, he reviews past developments in artificial intelligence, and discuss its current (and expected future) effect on the work life, various industries, and
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