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Download the deck: my presentation at the NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit in Bengaluru, today

More details on the event, also here Nasscom BPM Bangalore Gerd Leonhard Technology Humanity The Future Public Deck LOW RES 20 MB PDF Some of the key slides below! SaveSave

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics (NYT)

This is cultural hacking, said  Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. They are using systems that were already set up by these platforms to increase engagement. They are feeding outrage  and it’s easy to do, because outrage and emotion is how people share How Russia ...

New video: the best moments from Gerd Leonhard’s 2017 keynotes and presentations, all in one clip (AI, TechvsHuman, Digital Transformation ++)

I am delighted to announce the publication of a new short film featuring the best moments from over 100 keynotes during the past 2 years (mostly from 2017), covering my key topics such as the global brain, exponential change, the megashifts, digital transformation, technology vs humanity (and of course, my new ...

Matt Haig (The Guardian:) I used to think social media was a force for good. Now the evidence says I was wrong (must read)

  “Kurt Vonnegut said: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful who we pretend to be.” This seems especially true now we have reached a new stage of marketing where we are not just consumers, but also the thing consumed. If you have friends you only ...

Meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in London October 4: Keynote at BREAKOUT2017: Ethical codes for a digital age

I am delighted to be able to contribute to this unique event in London, on October 4 2017 (for more details and updates go here). My keynote will be on AI and other exponential technologies, in the context of digital ethics. Get your tickets. Digital technologies are disrupting the world around ...

We’re spending so much time trying to become robots that we’re forgetting how to be human (Scott Hartley via qz.com)

  Totally my topic 😉 “The drumbeat of science, technology, engineering, and math has picked up tempo, but a crisis of culture has emerged from its cadence. As we embark ever more aggressively on the path to master machines, we are forgetting the very foundations of what it means to be human.” We’re ...

The future of computing as predicted by nine science-fiction machines (watch these videos)

  “Our vision is to create that Star Trek computer and work backwards from that. The Star Trek computer wasn’t limited to just the Enterprise, they could talk to it from their little badges anywhere, so anywhere where you think that instant access to an intelligent assistant is valuable in an ...

Why Voice Assistants Will Give You a Headache (great read via Backchannel / Wired)

  “Picture this: It’s evening and, after a long day at the office, you’re finally home. You’re cutting some avocados as you prepare dinner when your voice assistant pipes up and reads you an important email that just came in. Without breaking your chopping stride, you dictate a reply—perfecting your guacamole ...

The age of AI surveillance is here (via QZ.com – 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 ...

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