Is happiness programmable? Can technology further lasting human happiness? What is the difference between hedonism (short happiness bursts) and eudaemonia (lasting, deeper happiness)? In this podcast, my curator Peter Van and I discuss Chapter 9 from my book Technology vs. Humanity, on HAPPINESS. Download the
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The ethics of care and radical data science: an inhumane reduction of humanity down to what can be counted?
Os Keyes is a PhD student at the University of Washington and an inaugural Ada Lovelace Fellow who studies gender, data, technology, and control. She has a fantastic post this week that make me think: data science needs more nuanced orientations on what is measured in
New video with Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s keynote at Springsplash 2019 in Helsinki. The Future: Awesome humans on top of amazing technology
Smart everything – but still human? The more we connect the more we must protect. Trust isn’t digital, happiness is not a download. Technology CAN do great things but it does not WANT to do great things. Springsplash Helsinki Technology Humanity The Future Gerd Leonhard
Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are changing how we interact with the world by doing it for us (via TheNextWeb, on VUIs)
“A survey of more than 1,500 online shoppers revealed that up to 43 percent of voice-enabled device users have used VUI (Voice User Interfaces) to shop, and half of them have used voice to research products before buying. 22 percent of these consumers buy directly
Here is the complete audio version of my keynote at SAP Transform 2019 in Munich.
Angela Chen from The Verge offer a good analysis of Amazon’s announcement that Alexa-enabled devices are now able to handle patient information. “A lot of good could come out of this change. This could be really, really beneficial for consumers. Historically, the harder it is to
When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind,
Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite says we need to fix our own deeply ingrained beliefs about what getting older means. Applewhite’s new book, “This Chair Rocks,” bills itself as a “Manifesto Against Ageism” – a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. Recode
Are you also feeling a bit disoriented when you hear any of the following terms: Ambient tracking, Bounty Programs, Solar Highways, 5D Printing, Digital Frailty, Nanobot Nurses, and Thinkables? Relax, these are just some of the more exotic examples out of the 315+ technology and
Can our devices be controlled? Are microphones and cameras being turned on without our knowledge? Though a definitive answer is hard to explain; Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne teamed up to create The New Organs— an online project showing what it’s like to live under digital