New video: conversations with Gerd #3: technology is not what we seek but how we seek

An important distinction. Watch this short clip below, or watch all ‘conversations with Gerd’. Or download high-res version via my new GerdCloud2 (Public Google Drive). Produced by the fabulous Jean Francois Cardella and TFA Studio, as always!  

Meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in Athens April 26 / 27: Exponential thinking / Future of Leadership

I’m delighted to collaborate with Sargia Partners, led by Georgia Kartsanis, to bring 2 very special workshops to beautiful Athens, April 26 and 27, 2017.  Here is an early announcement of the first event, April 26. Read more or sign-up here. More details will be announced soon. If you’re around please join ...

Gerd Leonhard presentation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business: Technology and Humanity – current challenges and issues

Here is my deck from yesterday’s event: Stanford Talk School of Business Gerd Leonhard PUBLIC low res   PDF 35 MB The Next 10 Years: Technology With or Versus Humanity? Gerd Leonhard, futurist, will share his thoughts about the influence of technology on political polarization. Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, ...

Frankenstein fears hang over AI / via FT

“Vivek Wadhwa, a US-based entrepreneur and academic who writes about ethics and technology, thinks the new wave of automation has geopolitical implications: “Tech companies must accept responsibility for what they’re creating and work with users and policymakers to mitigate the risks and negative impacts. They must have their people spend ...

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scary stuff but spot-on!

“In the past, political messaging and propaganda battles were arms races to weaponize narrative through new mediums — waged in print, on the radio, and on TV. This new wave has brought the world something exponentially more insidious — personalized, adaptive, and ultimately addictive propaganda. Silicon Valley spent ...

Facebook Plans to Rewire Your Life. Be Afraid.

“Facebook -- launched, in Zuckerberg's own words five years ago, to "extend people’s capacity to build and maintain relationships" -- is turning into something of an extraterritorial state run by a small, unelected government that relies extensively on privately held algorithms for social engineering.”Facebook ...

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

“If humans want to continue to add value to the economy, they must augment their capabilities through a “merger of biological intelligence and machine intelligence”. If we fail to do this, we’ll risk becoming “house cats” to artificial intelligence.And so we enter the realm ...

U.S. panel endorses babies gene-edited with CRISPR – this is huge

  “On Tuesday, in a striking acknowledgement that humanity is on the cusp of genetically modified children, a panel of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s source of blue-ribbon advice on science policy, recommended that germ-line modification of human beings be permitted in the future in certain narrow circumstances to ...

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