Posts Tagged ‘humanity‘

Unpacking digital Transformation with Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Author and Speaker, has a wonderful viewpoint on the future that is grounded in reality: that we are human and will remain human despite all the technological changes that may come. This thinking lead to a great discussion with Kim and I

The trouble with teaching computers to think for themselves

Must read post by David Berreby on why artificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman. Artificial intelligence has been conquering hard problems at a relentless pace lately. In the past few years, an especially effective kind of artificial intelligence known as a neural network has equaled or

The End of Work

What does the “end of work” mean, exactly? It does not mean the imminence of total unemployment, nor is the United States remotely likely to face, say, 30 or 50 percent unemployment within the next decade. Rather, technology could exert a slow but continual downward

Technology Versus Humanity – my new short film

I am very excited to announce the release of my new short film “Technology versus Humanity”. This film marks the beginning of a new period for me, with much of my future work focusing on the topic of how exponential technological changes are changing what

Is Humanity’s Future Up To Computers?

Such artificially intelligent beings are still a very long way off; indeed, it may never be possible to create them. Despite a century of poking and prodding at the brain, psychologists, neurologists, sociologists and philosophers are still a long way from an understanding of how

Let’s Just Build AI That Share Our Values

Instead we should be adhering to the Proactionary Principle and begin discussing these risks insofar that we develop a strategy that’ll effectively mitigate these risks and ensure the greatest possible outcome. Bostrom envisions a superintelligent A.I. that’ll share our values and fight for us when

Top 12 threats to humanity

Earlier this month researchers at the Global Challenges Foundation released a thorough and unsettling look at what threatens human civilization. To give you an idea of the types of items that truly threaten us: number 1 on the list is A.I. and number 12 is Bad

Internet more valuable to humans than medicine

The Human Potential of the Internet Study revealed that countries with low access to the internet  were significantly more likely to agree that the access to information, education, politics provided by the internet would improve their quality of life, going so far as to say