The Real Threat Is Machine Incompetence, Not Intelligence? Good read via Motherboard

“"The singularity is predicated on a linear model of intelligence, rather like IQ, on which each animal species has its place, and along which AI is gradually advancing," Bundy writes. "Intelligence is not like this. As Aaron Sloman, for instance, has successfully argued, intelligence ...

Exponential futures: Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at the European Railroad Awards in Brussels (full deck)

Here is my slide-deck from last night, in Brussels. Thanks for your interest. Railway Award Unife Gerd Leonhard Exponential Change Future Public BRU  PDF 25 MB

Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer – and Moore’s law

  “Shrinking chips no longer makes them faster or more efficient in the way that it used to. At the same time, the rising cost of the ultra-sophisticated equipment needed to make the chips is eroding the financial gains. Moore’s second law, more light-hearted than his first, states that the cost ...

The most important bottom lines from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s “Technology vs Humanity” book, in 5 minutes (video)

Here is a brand-new video my TFA Studio team and me recorded a few weeks ago, explaining the key memes set forth in my new book “Technology vs Humanity”, such as Androrithms, The Megashifts, Exponentiality, Artificial Intelligence and much more.  Watch this short film if you’re interested in my book, or ...

Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over (good long read via Vanity Fair)

“But the real threat isn’t China. It’s Silicon Valley. Hollywood, in its over-reliance on franchises, has ceded the vast majority of the more stimulating content to premium networks and over-the-top services such as HBO and Showtime, and, increasingly, digital-native platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. These companies also have access ...

Electric cars and cheap solar could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020 (The Guardian)

“Polluting fuels could lose 10% of market share to solar power and clean cars within a decade, the report by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative found. A 10% loss of market share was enough to cause the collapse of the coal mining industry in ...

Can We Balance Human Ethics With Artificial Intelligence? – Techonomy

“We should not let Silicon Valley be the mission control for humanity,” argues futurist Gerd Leonhard, author of a new book called Tech versus Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine.If autonomous AI software, crunching data far more rapidly than humans, can help ...

We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It (Bruce Schneier) – so what should NOT be connected

  “Our only solution will be regulation, and that regulation will be foisted on us by a government desperate to “do something” in the face of disaster. In this article I want to outline the problems, both technical and political, and point to some regulatory solutions. Regulation might be a dirty word ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

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, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft. This development has ...

Tumultuous Times: ‘Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE

“Decreasing economic growth and increasing inequality leads to increased uncertainty. The U.S. and, to a certain extent, countries in Europe as well, have experienced growing inequality within their population for decades -- a small group of people own the lion's share of the wealth. ...

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