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Great read about datamining, and nice animation (via Bloomberg)

The Brutal Fight to Mine Your Data and Sell It to Your Boss. Silicon Valley makes billions of dollars peddling personal information, supported by an ecosystem of bit players. One of them, an upstart called HiQ, is going up against LinkedIn in a battle for your lucrative professional identity.  By Drake ...

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.  

Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at LaFutura in Dubai: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Here is my deck from LaFutura 2017 in Dubai, on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity La Futura AI and the future of humanity Dubai Public version low res

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 ...

Resisting Reduction: a must-read manifesto by Joi Ito

  “Nature’s ecosystem provides us with an elegant example of a complex adaptive system where myriad “currencies” interact and respond to feedback systems that enable both flourishing and regulation. This collaborative model–rather than a model of exponential financial growth or the Singularity, which promises the transcendence of our current human condition ...

Here is my slide-deck from RethinkFood 2017, keynote at the Culinary Institute in Napa: technology, humanity and the future of food

…that was a great event!  You can watch the webcast archives here, soon. rethinkfood culinary institute gerd leonhard futurist technology vs humanity PUBLIC low res Some best-of scenes from my slide-deck:

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart (Via Scott Santens)

  “What should be immediately apparent is that as the number of oil rigs declined due to falling oil prices, so did the number of workers the oil industry employed. But when the number of oil rigs began to rebound, the number of workers employed didn’t. That observation itself should be ...

This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis (made me think)

  “Meat without animals. It’s not a new notion. In a 1932 essay predicting sundry future trends, Winston Churchill wrote, “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” The basic science to ...

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