Category: Politics, Public Policy, Government

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 ...

Slide-deck from my presentation at Mayo Clinic Rochester: 2017 Rewoldt Lecture: the future of technology and democracy

Here it is – big thanks to the Rewoldt family for supporting this event, and to the Mayo Clinic for bringing me here! mayo clinic gerd leonhard rewoldt lecture technology democracy the future PUBLIC low res  17MB PDF  

Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at the NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit in Bengaluru, India: PDF and video

More details on the event, also here Nasscom BPM Bangalore Gerd Leonhard Technology Humanity The Future Public Deck LOW RES 20 MB PDF UPDATE January 28, 2018: the video Some of the key slides below! SaveSave

Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

Are you ready to be microchipped? A short film presented by TFA Studio and FuturistGerd

Think about that. Download a high res MP4 version here (it’s OK to use this clip under creative commons attribution non-commercial license) Art Director and Producer: Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studio Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, read the TVH cheat sheet, buy it on Amazon 

Gerd Leonhard presentation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business: Technology and Humanity – current challenges and issues

Here is my deck from yesterday’s event: Stanford Talk School of Business Gerd Leonhard PUBLIC low res   PDF 35 MB The Next 10 Years: Technology With or Versus Humanity? Gerd Leonhard, futurist, will share his thoughts about the influence of technology on political polarization. Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, ...

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 ...

Good read via The Economist: machine learning and government

Read: of prediction and policy (The Economist)  Governments have much to gain from applying algorithms to public policy, but controversies loom Machine-learning systems excel at prediction. A common approach is to train a system by showing it a vast quantity of data on, say, students and their achievements. The software chews through the ...

The evilfication of Facebook: boiling frogs, faustian bargains, and the pleasure trap: 10 arguments for quitting Facebook (UPDATED)

This post will be updated regularly as I’m deciding on what to do about my Facebook  presence.  Thanks for all your votes btw – you can see the results up to this point here or below. For now, I have decided to dial back 95% as far as my Facebook usage ...

Europe Approves Tough New Data Protection Rules – The US-EU canyon is widening.

I think this is a very important – if not really ‘perfect’ – step in the right direction – and it will most certainly deepen the canyon-of-different-worldviews between Europe and the US.  These are vast generalisations of course (and there are definitive pros and cons to either position – be sure to ...


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