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Here is my deck from INTA 2017 in Barcelona: the digital transformation of society and what that may mean for the future of intellectual property

Very interesting session in Barcelona today.  Here are the slides, as promised! In this talk, I addressed the future of IP, copyright, patents and trademarks in the context of an exponentially changing world.  The video will be available soon, as well – stay tuned. digital transformation of society and future of ...

New film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs Humanity – the future is already here!

I am delighted to present this exciting new film on the key topics of my recent Technology vs Humanity book. We shot this in Barcelona, earlier this year, and some of the footage is really special I think. The light and the land/city-scape is just amazing! If I may say so myself, the core ...

Nice report on Artificial Intelligence and Business (via Raconteur)

Download it here Around 30 per cent of UK jobs could be automated by 2030. At the same time, artificial intelligence or AI technologies are forecast to give the UK economy an additional £640-billion boost by 2035. The Artificial Intelligence for Business special report, published in The Times, covers how AI will ...

Algorithms are failing Facebook. Can humanity save it? Made me think …via Quartz

“Facebook wanted to be pipes, but it’s also people Early in the company’s history, Zuckerberg referred to Facebook as a “utility,” a piece of “information infrastructure.” In a letter to potential shareholders in 2012, he compared the social network to the printing press and the television. But television manufacturers and printing press ...

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else – 5* read!

my Bottom line: It’s not magic. It’s just the right learning process Now, we can begin to understand how Musk has become a world-class expert-generalist: He spent many years reading 60 times as much as an avid reader He read widely across different disciplines He constantly applied what he learned by deconstructing ideas into ...

Artificial intelligence, thinking machines and the future of humanity – new video of my keynote at the Accenture CIO Forum in Hong Kong

This just arrived 🙂  Thanks to Accenture Hong Kong for inviting me, and for making this video available. More about the event here. Download the MP4 file here Download the deck from this talk: AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard low res   PDF 20MB

Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd)

I am trying out a new feature of Apple Keynote – shared public presentations (download for Apple Keynote users only). All images and the file itself subject to creative commons attribution non-commercial license, as usual. Have fun! If all fails, here is the PDF download:  AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist ...

The dangers and challenges of the Internet of Things – crucial points made by Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is one of the most brilliant thinkers when it’s about security and technology, in general. His recent piece ‘Click here to kill everyone’ is a must-read for anyone looking at the future of technology, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). While preparing for my upcoming keynote at ...

A.I. Versus M.D.: knowing how versus knowing that (a key distinction)

“In 1945, the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle gave an influential lecture about two kinds of knowledge. A child knows that a bicycle has two wheels, that its tires are filled with air, and that you ride the contraption by pushing its pedals forward in circles. Ryle termed this kind of ...

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