This piece really made me think: the end of humanity as we know it’s ‘coming in 2045’ (and Google is preparing for it)

  “What is the singularity? In maths/physics, the singularity is the point at which a function takes an infinite value because it’s incomprehensibly large. The technological singularity, as it called, is the moment when artificial intelligence takes off into ‘artificial superintelligence’ and becomes exponentially more intelligent more quickly. As self-improvement becomes more efficient, it ...

Martin Seligman: We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment (why we are all futurists) via NYT

  “What best distinguishes our species is an ability that scientists are just beginning to appreciate: We contemplate the future. Our singular foresight created civilization and sustains society. It usually lifts our spirits, but it’s also the source of most depression and anxiety, whether we’re evaluating our own lives or worrying ...

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Keynote at DHL Global Technology Conference 2017. Shifting Gears: Technology and Humanity

A big thank you to DHL for inviting me and for making this recording available ! Download the PDF with my slides: Shifting gears technology humanity the future shared deck gerd leonhard DHL Global Tech Download this, and many other videos, via GerdCloud, my Public Cloud:)  

The Real Risks of AI – via NewCo Shift (food for thought)

One definition of AI, which is most frequently used in business and academic contexts, is a discipline of computer science that entails using computers in which the system (ie: a machine) learns from data. AGI can be something that we have virtually no understanding or recognition of, but which may ...

Gerd Leonhard’s slide-deck and presentation: APMF Jakarta July 25: exponential change, technology, humanity and media

Here it is! Thanks for your interest. More about the APMF APMF Jakarta Technology Humanity and Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard PUBLIC low res  17 MB PDF Coming this July 25, 2017, APMF presents a session by Gerd Leonhard, world’s renowned futurist to share his views on the opportunity that lies for brands, ...

The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data – AI will falter without a public consensus around the role of data

Innovations such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things offer great opportunities, but will falter without a public consensus around the role of data. To develop this, all data collectors and crunchers must be open and transparent. Consider how public confidence in genetic modification was lost in ...

When Moore’s Law Met AI – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Computing – Medium

“AI is bigger than Moore’s Law In a nutshell, this shift by Tesla summarizes the kinds of demand machine learning-like applications are going to make on available processing. It isn’t just autonomous vehicles. It will be our connected devices, on-device inferencing to support personal interfaces, voice interactions and augmented reality. In addition, ...

What next? How future gazing became big business (Quoting Gerd Leonhard)

  “Leonhard says he simply focuses on the long term for people who are too busy do it for themselves. “If you took any executive and freed them up for two weeks and said look to the future they could probably find out what it is if they set their mind ...

Tencent and digital ethics

“🎲 Tencent falls 3.7% after limiting the gaming time for children on its top-grossing mobile game. More than 50m people play Honour of Kings daily, generating revenues of $876m for Tencent in Q1. I know at least one mother who felt this voluntary anti-addiction ...

From Inequality to Immortality

“my grim forecast is that a world where such miracles of longevity are confined to billionaires will see socio-political upheaval, the likes of which will make the current hand-wringing and brow-furrowing on the rise of inequality seem quaint in comparison. In the meantime, expect ...

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