Category: Intelligent Digital Assistants

The Real Problem With Voice Assistants Like Siri Is Your Brain

  “The bad news is that dream of a virtual assistant that manages your digital life while you live your real one is probably a lie. The real problem with voice assistants isn’t that they’re underpowered, or that their neural nets aren’t sophisticated enough to intuit our requests. It’s that user ...

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, ...

Video and slides from my keynote at The Economist Innovation Forum 2017 in Berlin: Technology, Business, Digital Ethics (updated)

Here is the deck, below (PDF 20MB), More about the event here.  Business Technology and Digital Ethics Gerd Leonhard @Economist Innovation Forum Berlin 2017 Public Deck Update August 18th 2017: here is the entire video (presentation and interview with Tom Standage).    Note: you can download audio-only, MP3 versions of most of ...

Beyond business as usual: the Internet of Things, AI, Technology vs Humanity? Full-length video of my keynote at IoT World Forum in London

Thanks to the Internet Talent Consortium and Cisco for making this video available – I think it’s one of the best talks I have  ever given on the topic of Technology vs Humanity, the IoT and AI. Visit the event website for all of the other presentations held on that ...

Video and slide-deck of my keynote at SHIFT 2017, Turku Finland: technology vs humanity.

It’s always great to speak in Finland, and being at the SHIFT 2017 event was a great pleasure, as well. Below is my deck from my talk; we will have a video available soon, as well. Btw: if you sign up for shift 2017 right now you can win a free copy ...

Digital Obesity or Analogue Anorexia? Welcome to the Future (expanded excerpt from “Technology vs Humanity”)

No escape from the data tsunami? Note: this post has been excerpted, expanded and adapted from my new book “Technology vs Humanity” (read more here, buy it on Amazon, buy singles or bulk orders from  the publisher – use discount code GL1)   The amount of information, data and media information available to us is growing ...

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 ...

My open letter to the ‘Partnership on AI to benefit people and society’ (Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, MSFT) just went online at Wired UK

Read it here and please spread the word ! Dear Francesca, Eric, Mustafa, Yann, Ralf, Demis and others at IBM, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon. The Partnership on AI to benefit people and society is a welcome change from the usual celebration of disruption and magic technological progress. I hope it will also usher in ...

Fantastic slideshow on the future of media: Activate 2017 Tech / Media Outlook (Michael Wolf)

Must-review for anyone, media or not !  A treasure chest!   Digital gatekeepers will fare better than content media, analyst Michael Wolf says at WSJ tech conference Activate Tech and Media Outlook 2017 from Activate Some best-of’s:

Presentation deck and video (NEW): ACEPI Portugal Digital Summit – the future of humanity and business (updated)

I always enjoy Lisbon and the Portuguese audience.  More details on this event.  Updated Dec 30, 2016 (better PDF) Future of Humanity Business Gerd Leonhard Portugal Digital Summit Public low res High res version 30MB PDF: Future of Humanity Business Gerd Leonhard Portugal Digital Summit Public UPDATE: here is the video (Nov 24 2016) Find out ...

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