Category: automation

Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

The Gradual Disappearance of Jobs – very good read on UBI and negative income tax

“Once Moravec’s paradox is relegated to the history books, formerly protected unskilled low wage jobs will disappear due to automation. The only jobs to persist will be those needing creativity and an ability to work with artificial intelligences, an aptitude that will be seen as a positive skill and then ...

2017: Goodbye to the Age of Replication, welcome back to Originality: productivity… is for Robots.

By Gerd Leonhard, Future Thinker The current Age of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) might be seen altogether differently in the future. It is unlikely that the Romans of 476 AD saw themselves as vanishing or going under, although they knew something was changing with the disappearance of the last ...

We might be heading for a jobless world, but that’s not as bad as it sounds …via WEF

From Davos WEF reporting “Guy Standing’s argument for a universal basic income (which he shared on the Forum’s blog back in December) is based on a pretty simple but powerful idea: that no matter who we are – a Wall Street banker or a school janitor – we are all contributing ...

The Coming Tech Backlash – NewCo Shift

50% of the jobs will be gone in ~20 years. Not from the great sucking sound of jobs to Mexico that can be stopped with a wall. Not from moving offshore to China. From automation that is moving quickly from blue collar manufacturing to white collar information work. Second only ...

Audio version of my keynote at eUnited dinner in Brussels, slide-deck download: exponential technological change and the digital manufacturing revolution

  This is the complete recording from the EUnited dinner debate at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, Dec 7, 2016 – thanks to EUnited for making this recording available. EUnited AISBL Dinner Debate and Competitiveness Review 7 December 2016 “The digital manufacturing revolution and what it means for the machinery & equipment business” eunited Brussels ...

The Long-Term Jobs Killer is Automation (great read via the NYT )

“Globalization is clearly responsible for some of the job losses, particularly trade with China during the 2000s, which led to the rapid loss of 2 million to 2.4 million net jobs, according to research by economists including Daron Acemoglu and David Autor of M.I.T. People who work in parts of the ...

Our Automated Future – definitive must-read on the future of work (via The New Yorker)

“Google offers a vivid illustration of how new technologies create new opportunities. Two computer-science students at Stanford go looking for a research project, and the result, within two decades, is worth more than the G.D.P. of a country like Norway or Austria. But Google also illustrates how, in the age ...

On Automation – must read piece via The New Yorker

“Jerry Kaplan is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who teaches at Stanford. In “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (Yale), he notes that most workplaces are set up to suit the way people think. In a warehouse staffed by people, ...

My presentation at the Envestnet 2016 event on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Financial Services (Kerala, India)

Hers is the deck from the amazing Envestnet event in Trivandrum India today. This year, in the second edition of the Conference on Architecting Intelligence,we bring together Futurists, Bankers, Financial Advisors and Software Architects to exchange perspectives, share knowledge, challenge assumptions and empower businesses. Great Solutions happen at the intersection of disciplines. artificial-intelligence-robo-advisors-future-financial-services-gerd-leonhard-envestnet-trv-public  51 ...

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