Category: DigitalEthics

Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted (good read via Esquire)

  “Meanwhile, Facebook and Google (now known as Alphabet) are together worth $1.3 trillion. You could merge the world’s top five advertising agencies (WPP, Omnicom, Publicis, IPG, and Dentsu) with five major media companies (Disney, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, CBS, and Viacom) and still need to add five major communications ...

The Revolt Against Silicon Valley’s Failed Dream- hard hitting post by Umair Haque

  “I’ve warned for a long time that organizations — whether societies or corporations or political parties — must focus, in this troubled, fractured age, on mattering to people: really improving and transforming their lives. The “backlash” tech faces now is what happens when you don’t. More accurately put, people and societies are losing trust ...

There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At: Imperfection!

  “In the world of the future, automated perfection is going to be common. Machines will bake perfect cakes, perfectly schedule appointments and keep an eye on your house. What is going to be scarce is human imperfection.” There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At – NewCo Shift https://shift.newco.co/there-is-one-thing-that-computers-will-never-beat-us-at-f66af30565f0 via Instapaper    

Maybe It’s Time To Regulate Gadgets And Apps Like Cigarettes

  “On Wednesday Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Facebook should be regulated like a tobacco product. “I think that you do it exactly the same way that you regulated the cigarette industry,” Benioff said on CNBC’s Squawk Alley. “Here’s a product: Cigarettes. They’re addictive, they’re not good for you,” Benioff said. ...

New keynote video: exponential change and the future of technology and humanity (Gerd Leonhard Applause Digital XChange 2017)

Thanks to Applause San Francisco for inviting me and for making this video available.  

New video: artificial intelligence and the future of business and humanity. Gerd Leonhard’s Spark 2017 keynote at Capgemini 2017 CXO Forum, Pebble Beach CA

Here is the video of my entire keynote. You can download the slide deck via this link.  Download the MP4 mobile version 250MB here. Special thanks to CapGemini for making this video available!  

Some of my best slides from the past 6 weeks: technology, humanity and the future (a special FuturistGerd collection of visual memes)

All images are licensed under creative commons non-commercial attribution license (i.e. you can use all images if you provide proper credit to futurist Gerd Leonhard). You can also download these images via my Flickr Stream.  

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ – Knowledge@Wharton

  ““AI is the new electricity,” said Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and an adjunct Stanford professor who founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project, in a keynote speech at the AI Frontiers conference that was held this past weekend in Silicon Valley. “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major ...

You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think (a rather dark view but… worth reading), via MotherJones

  “Until we figure out how to fairly distribute the fruits of robot labor, it will be an era of mass joblessness and mass poverty.” You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/you-will-lose-your-job-to-a-robot-and-sooner-than-you-think/ via Instapaper  

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