Category: automation

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 ...

TV Interview on the future of technology, banking, digital ethics & humanity: Gerd Leonhard SIBOS 2016

Watch this pretty far-ranging interview, covering a lot of really important themes from my book and of course from The Future Show LIVE which premiered at SIBOS 2016 as well Experience the future like never before with this innovative event concept designed for challenging decision makers. Technology is changing our world exponentially ...

Video and slides from my presentation at PING Helsinki: the future of content, technology and humanity (updated)

This was a fantastic event at a fantastic location (Langvik near Helsinki)  Event site PING Helsinki Future Content Technology Humanity Gerd Leonhard Public-web  low res 10 MB (PDF) Future of #content – @gleonhard‘s keynote as visual notes by @saurau at the #pinghelsinki event UPDATE May 19: here is the video – thanks to ...

New film on exponential change and digital transformation (produced in association with Accenture), introducing TFA Studios

A Tale for the Tribe – Introducing TFA Studios for your future film story-world As part of my ongoing collaboration with Jean Francois Cardella (Art Director and Producer) and James McCabe (Script Writer) we have been busy producing some cool films for some pretty interesting clients, covering many different topics including  the Future ...

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