Category: future of internet

Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated)

Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the ...

Update: video and slide-deck from my keynote at the next 10 years in technology and humanity

Here is the PDF as promised:) 16 MB PDF. More about Switch here.   Switch Gerd Leonhard Keynote next 10 years technology humanity public low res   Some highlights: SaveSave

Technology will not save the world — we will (very thoughtful read via the FT)

  “Technology is marvellous, but it has had little or nothing to do with the best things about the world. And it will play a minor role in casting out humanity’s worst demons: poverty, ignorance and madness. What do I mean by the best things? The outlawing of racism; rights for ...

The age of AI surveillance is here (via – made me think)

  “Facial recognition in still images and video is already seeping into the real world. Baidu is starting a program where facial recognition is used instead of tickets for events. The venue knows who you are, maybe from a picture you upload or your social media profile, sees your face when ...

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity: thoughtful piece by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne (Cisco)

Really nice piece by Cisco’s Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne, referring to my keynote at the IoT World Forum in London. We need to think big, beyond business bottom lines, to a common purpose “As business leaders, we must think beyond the fiscal bottom line and technological advances in products and services and ask ourselves, ...

Here is my presentation from the TIETO Leadership event in Helsinki, today: transforming for the future

Here is the deck!  Thanks to Tieto for inviting me. Check out the tweets here and here. Tieto Leadership transforming for the future Helsinki gerd leonhard 4DIS low res Some best-of-images:

Video and slide-deck from my DOTS2017 Prague keynote: digital transformation, humanity and technology – the future (updated)

This was a really great event here in Prague: DOTS 2017. I enjoyed hearing Satya Nadella speak about his vision on the future of Microsoft – exciting stuff. He’s from the future, too:) DOTS 2017 Praque Digital Transformation Technology Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard Public  27 MB PDF Digital technology transforms day-to-day business. Yours too? ...

Video and slides: IAPP Data Protection Congress in Brussels, today: Technology and Humanity (updated)

Great event here in Brussels today, see more details here. NEW:  here is the video of my keynote My new book TECHNOLOGY VS HUMANITY, as mentioned, is here – buy as many copies as you can:::) Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, CEO, The Futures Agency: Gerd Leonhard focuses on ‘hard futures’, eventualities that are ...

What are androrithms (Gerd Leonhard’s neologism from the Technology vs Humanity book)

One of the powerful key memes from my Technology vs Humanity book are androrithms. What does it actually mean? This is a key neologism in the book (i.e. a word I made up). I use the term to describe what really matters for most of us: human ‘rhythms’ not machine rhythms i.e. algorithms. ...


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