Category: Future of Humanity

Let’s talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: the essential stuff you need to know about artificial intelligence

Just released!!! Below is my latest short film (the others are here) outlining my views on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and ‘think’. On the one hand, artificial intelligence (AI) clearly has the ...

New Podcast: riveting audio conversation with Futurists Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard: AI, the Singularity, the Future of Humans and Machines

Calum Chace and me don’t agree on many issues – I’m a humanist and Calum is a science fiction writer and AI advocate.  Having said that I really love talking to him, debating these replay mind-boggling issues with him. Listen to this podcast or download it for later. I think ...

New short film: Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Internet of Things – a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain

Just went live on my Youtube channel – we have another 5 short films like this, coming up very soon! This is #1 in a new series of short videos on the most essential topics in my work: technology versus humanity (check out my book, here), the Internet of Things, Artificial ...

NEW: Handelszeitung.ch Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

My latest contribution to The Next Web: connecting your brain to the Internet sounds great – but is it a good idea?

  SOURCE “Brain implants or other types of neural links, such as Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) between the brain, the internet, and the cloud, are quickly entering the realm of science rather than science fiction. The Defense Advanced Research Agency is ready to run trials with closed-loop mood control chips linked to AI ...

Must-read: “Purely intelligent creatures, whether people or machines, are bad for humanity” Sundar Sarukkai on AI

I just ran across this really powerful piece on AI, by Sundar Sarukkai, quoted below – really changed the way I think about AI. High-lights and images are mine. Here it is! The real worry about these technologies is the emphasis on intelligence rather than other characteristics of human beings. AI is ...

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.  

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 ...

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

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