Category: androrithms

My presentation at FreedomLabs Amsterdam / Dutch Future Society, today: technology and humanity, the next 10 years

That was a great event!  Here is my slide-deck as promised:) Creative Commons license applies, as always.  We’ll have a video coming up soon, as well – be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Technology humanity Dutch Future Society Amsterdam Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker  25MB PDF Check out my ‘new’ book ...

We’re spending so much time trying to become robots that we’re forgetting how to be human (Scott Hartley via qz.com)

  Totally my topic 😉 “The drumbeat of science, technology, engineering, and math has picked up tempo, but a crisis of culture has emerged from its cadence. As we embark ever more aggressively on the path to master machines, we are forgetting the very foundations of what it means to be human.” We’re ...

Anything that can be digitised or automated, will be – but anything that cannot will become extremely valuable (new gif)

    Download the .mov file: anything digitized or not useless humans vs androrithms final Read more about Androrithms (that which cannot be digitised)

Why the Singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime, and how it matters (Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard)

I recently came to an important realisation: I will most likely see the so-called Singularity happen in my own lifetime. I’m 56, and I believe that this inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI become infinitely and recursively powerful is no more than 20-25 years away, at most ...

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Some serious food for thought via The Atlantic

“A generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media. I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet. ...

What are ‘Androrithms’ – a key meme from Gerd Leonhard’s new book Technology vs Humanity’

We just made a new gif for this meme – see below (re-use is ok – subject to creative commons license). Read more at www.androrithms.com  or here       SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

Reining in the algorithms that are trying to control our lives? (made me think)

  “The moment we are unable to recognize whether we feel better because of pleasantries arising from the decisions we made ourselves or because of an artificial environment that an algorithm has created, we are in big trouble. Because at that moment, instead of technology working for us by expanding our ...

Beyond business as usual: the Internet of Things, AI, Technology vs Humanity? Full-length video of my keynote at IoT World Forum in London

Thanks to the Internet Talent Consortium and Cisco for making this video available – I think it’s one of the best talks I have  ever given on the topic of Technology vs Humanity, the IoT and AI. Visit the event website for all of the other presentations held on that ...

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