Category: IoT

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, ...

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for (via TheGuardian)

  “the colonisation of the domestic environment by similarly networked products and services is intended to deliver a very different experience: convenience. The aim of such “smart home” efforts is to short-circuit the process of reflection that stands between having a desire and fulfilling that desire by buying something.” Rise of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why the IoT Will Give Rise To Artificial Intelligence (good read via Forbes )

“Chatbots have received some attention recently, as several large companies have announced progress in their development. The ultimate goal is for these to replace all other platforms across devices—covering laptops, tablets, smartphones, and everything else in IoT. Rather than opening a browser, searching for “Italian food” by area, and then ...

The Internet of Things – the challenges of building a new Meta-Intelligence (new Gif)

Just starting working on some more IoT-related keynotes … here is something early on this, below, giffed:) Read this post on Medium

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 ...

Internet of Things could be used as spy tool by governments says US intel chief (Arstechnica), and Bruce Schneier on the IoT

I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and now I ran across this morsel… what are we going to do about this? “In the future, intelligence services might use the loT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or ...

Marc Andreessen on the IoT: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’

I tend to agree on this prediction but … would a world like this be heaven or hell – what to you think ?  Please comment below. Or read my take on the IoT here   “Andreessen is a fierce believer in the impact of this wave of software-driven sensor startups. His core thesis ...

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