Category: Robots

No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream? Interesting argument via NYT

While breakthroughs could come at any time, the problem with automation isn’t robots; it’s politicians, who have failed for decades to support policies that let workers share the wealth from technology-led growth Read more via the NYT: No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream

The most important bottom lines from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s “Technology vs Humanity” book, in 5 minutes (video)

Here is a brand-new video my TFA Studio team and me recorded a few weeks ago, explaining the key memes set forth in my new book “Technology vs Humanity”, such as Androrithms, The Megashifts, Exponentiality, Artificial Intelligence and much more.  Watch this short film if you’re interested in my book, or ...

We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It (Bruce Schneier) – so what should NOT be connected

  “Our only solution will be regulation, and that regulation will be foisted on us by a government desperate to “do something” in the face of disaster. In this article I want to outline the problems, both technical and political, and point to some regulatory solutions. Regulation might be a dirty word ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft. This development has ...

2017: Goodbye to the Age of Replication, welcome back to Originality: productivity… is for Robots.

By Gerd Leonhard, Future Thinker The current Age of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) might be seen altogether differently in the future. It is unlikely that the Romans of 476 AD saw themselves as vanishing or going under, although they knew something was changing with the disappearance of the last ...

We might be heading for a jobless world, but that’s not as bad as it sounds …via WEF

From Davos WEF reporting “Guy Standing’s argument for a universal basic income (which he shared on the Forum’s blog back in December) is based on a pretty simple but powerful idea: that no matter who we are – a Wall Street banker or a school janitor – we are all contributing ...

What Stephen Hawking gets right and wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’

“Technology is the main culprit here, widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. As Hawking explained, automation has already decimated jobs in manufacturing and is allowing Wall Street to accrue huge rewards that the rest of us underwrite. Over the next few years, technology will take more jobs ...

New: conversations with Gerd #2 – the global brain is near (Technology vs/and Humanity)

The latest from my new series ‘conversations with Gerd‘.  Check out my new book here   Technology vs Humanity Technology vs Humanity: key messages Technology vs Humanity: Forbes Interview Technology vs Humanity: the film Technology vs Humanity: digital obesity? Technology vs Humanity: podcast with Richard Watson The Global Brain TVH Blog The Global Brain is coming ...

New podcast: a conversation with futurists Richard Watson and Gerd Leonhard, discussing our new books: Digital vs Human, and Technology vs Humanity

Here is a brand-new podcast with my futurist colleague Richard Watson who just published a great book called ‘Digital vs Human‘. Richard’s book is a great read; he addresses very much the same topics and issues than my own book ‘Technology vs Humanity’ in much the same way (albeit with ...

Gerd Leonhard and The Future Show at SIBOS 2016: man machine futures, technology vs humanity?

This piece was published during Sibos 2016: Gerd-leonhard-SIBOS MAG 2016 pdf  (download the PDF to read the entire piece) One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Sibos, American futurist and author Gerd Leonhard, argues for an urgent rethink of the relationship between man and machine. Here he explains why the big decisions rest ...

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