Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI (madness imho)

  “But for Musk, the big concern is AI safety. “AI is obviously going to surpass human intelligence by a lot,” he says. “There’s some risk at that point that something bad happens, something that we can’t control, that humanity can’t control after that point — either a small group of ...

Here is my deck from INTA 2017 in Barcelona: the digital transformation of society and what that may mean for the future of intellectual property

Very interesting session in Barcelona today.  Here are the slides, as promised! In this talk, I addressed the future of IP, copyright, patents and trademarks in the context of an exponentially changing world.  The video will be available soon, as well – stay tuned. digital transformation of society and future of ...

The great digital-age swindle… and the man fighting back – interesting read

  “But of course there is no such thing as free information. Someone has to pay for it. Just not Google or Facebook. And with the free information that they were using from elsewhere, these twin behemoths built themselves into the biggest advertising sales companies the world has ever seen. From ...

Is There an AI President in Our Future? That Might Be an Upgrade??

“Given some of the recent occupants of the White House, many might consider it an upgrade. After all, humans are prone to making decisions based on ego, anger, and the need for self-aggrandizement, not the common good. An artificially intelligent president could be trained ...

New film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs Humanity – the future is already here!

I am delighted to present this exciting new film on the key topics of my recent Technology vs Humanity book. We shot this in Barcelona, earlier this year, and some of the footage is really special I think. The light and the land/city-scape is just amazing! If I may say so myself, the core ...

Nice report on Artificial Intelligence and Business (via Raconteur)

Download it here Around 30 per cent of UK jobs could be automated by 2030. At the same time, artificial intelligence or AI technologies are forecast to give the UK economy an additional £640-billion boost by 2035. The Artificial Intelligence for Business special report, published in The Times, covers how AI will ...

Algorithms are failing Facebook. Can humanity save it? Made me think …via Quartz

“Facebook wanted to be pipes, but it’s also people Early in the company’s history, Zuckerberg referred to Facebook as a “utility,” a piece of “information infrastructure.” In a letter to potential shareholders in 2012, he compared the social network to the printing press and the television. But television manufacturers and printing press ...

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else – 5* read!

my Bottom line: It’s not magic. It’s just the right learning process Now, we can begin to understand how Musk has become a world-class expert-generalist: He spent many years reading 60 times as much as an avid reader He read widely across different disciplines He constantly applied what he learned by deconstructing ideas into ...

The Myth of a Superhuman AI – good points via Kevin Kelly

“The assumptions behind a superhuman intelligence arising soon are:Artificial intelligence is already getting smarter than us, at an exponential rate.We’ll make AIs into a general purpose intelligence, like our own.We can make human intelligence in silicon.Intelligence can be expanded without limit.Once we have exploding ...

The one crucial skill our education system is missing

“The answer is precisely that element which makes us less efficient and slower. Our humanity. But rather than being seen as a weakness, this is actually our strongest suit. It’s one we need to empower, because studies show that as the world becomes increasingly ...

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