Category: Big Data

Why Mercedes’ decision to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians is probably the right thing to do (says Bloomberg )

  In an interview with Car and Driver, the manager of driver assistance systems at Mercedes-Benz Christoph von Hugo has revealed that the company’s future autonomous vehicles will always put the driver first. In other words, it would choose to run the child over every time. Although the fact someone has to ...

Is it time to become exponentially human?

By Gerd Leonhard, Future-Thinker and Humanist, Zürich, Switzerland, November 7, 2016 IS IT Time to become exponentially human? Machines can increasingly mimic the human brain and may indeed soon outpace it in certain respects such as calculations per second or storage capacity.  Yet I believe that for the foreseeable future no mechanical apparatus, ...

The age of tech: data is now truly the new oil – and still mostly unregulated

I just ran across this pretty amazing stat from Statista: the age of tech. Tech companies are now officially richer than oil / fossil fuel companies. I’ve been saying this for a while but it’s good to finally see some real stats on this concept. Note that while oil companies ...

Video and slides from my keynote on #NewWayToWork for IBM at Cebit Hannover

More details on this event UPDATE June 15 2015: here is the video with my keynote NewWayToWork Gerd Leonhard Cebit March 2015 IBM Public-web  5 MB PDF NewWayToWork Gerd Leonhard Cebit March 2015 IBM Public   20MB PDF and some best-of’s:  

A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute – why total optimisation is not…optimal (good read via NYT)

The gut is dead. Long live the data, turned out day and night by our myriad computers and smart devices. Not that we trust the data, as we once trusted our guts. Instead, we “optimize” it. We optimize for it. We optimize with it. A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute NYT via Instapaper Context: automation ...

Digital Ethics: video and slides from my presentation at TedX Brussels

Digital Ethics Gerd Leonhard TedXBrussels Futurist Speaker-web  9mb PDF  High res version via Dropbox (30MB PDF) More details and lifestream here Great illustration of my talk by the TedxBrussels illustrator Zsofi Lang. Thanks!!   Digital Ethics and the future of humans in a digital world – Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard from Futurist Gerd Leonhard UPDATE: here ...

Here are the slides from my presentation at FINCO2014 Sonae in Lisbon: Digital Transformation

As promised… here they are: Finco Sonae Digital Transformation Lisbon Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Public-web  10 MB PDF or download via dropbox (same file). More on Finco2014 Nice clip from the dinner entertainment the night before – talk about immersive!!     High res 45 MB PDF via Dropbox and some best-of’s  

Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU TeleWorld Doha December 7, 2014 (curated by Gerd Leonhard): complete program announced today

The ‘Leadership Summit for the Future’ event at this year’s ITU is going to be fantastic, and it is a great pleasure to serve as curator and moderator.  Please note that this an internal ITU / invitation-only event; please contact the ITU staff directly if you are interested in more information. Download ...

Update: VIDEO and pdf with my slides. Agency Symposium in Hunter Valley (AUS): the future of advertising, marketing and agencies

More information on this event here.  Download the PDF: Future of Business Marketing Advertising Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Public-web  8.5MB Dropbox version (same file). Dropbox high res version (34 MB PDF) NEW: the video is now available   The Future Of Business, Media And Advertising – The Next 5 Years The exponential progress in technology is ...

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