Human Futures and AI Articles

Z-Machines – Robot Music Band

Today I spoke at La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, France on The Future of Connected Music. In included two videos of the one of my favourite robot bands, called Z-Machines. As the audience seemed to like this so much, I decided to post the

2 great podcasts on Artificial Intelligence

1) a16z Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Space of Possible Minds’ “What is A.I. or artificial intelligence but the ‘space of possible minds’, argues Murray Shanahan, scientific advisor on the movie Ex Machina and Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London.” In this special

The Consequences of Machine Intelligence

If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do? Another interesting visionary view by Moshe Y. Vardi (The Atlantic – October 2012) on the consequences of automation, robotisation, artificial intelligence, exponential technologies and digital transformation driven to the extreme: “The

Google introduces Tensorflow, the Android of Artificial Intelligence

On November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years later to the month, Android has an an 80 percent market share, and Google is using the same trick—this time with

Shift 2020 Brain Food Newsletter (Rudy de Waele)

On request of our CEO, Gerd Leonhard, here’s an excerpt from (yours truly) Rudy de Waele‘s shift 2020 Brain Food newsletter, a must read regular newsletter on the digital transformation topics changing our world in business and society. Rudy’s website can be found at He

Artificial Emotional Intelligence

In November, WIRED UK publishes its fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which the magazine’s network of expert writers and influencers predicts what’s coming next. No surprise to us, Artificial Intelligence is mentioned as one of the biggest trends for the coming year. WIRED published a preview