Category: Singularity

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 ...

Is it time to become exponentially human?

By Gerd Leonhard, Future-Thinker and Humanist, Zürich, Switzerland, November 7, 2016 IS IT Time to become exponentially human? Machines can increasingly mimic the human brain and may indeed soon outpace it in certain respects such as calculations per second or storage capacity.  Yet I believe that for the foreseeable future no mechanical apparatus, ...

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 ...

My new book “Technology vs Humanity” is now available for pre-reading and pre-ordering!

This is a big day – after 18 months of intense writing and crafting, my new book is finally ready to be published on September 8, 2016. I have teamed up with fellow futurist Rohit Talwar’s new publishing company Fast Future Publishing and today I am delighted to announce the availability ...

The future of marketing: man and machine (my deck from FODM 2016 in London)

Here is my deck from today’s FODM event in London Future of marketing man or machine FODM 2016 London futurist gerd leonhard Public deck  40MB high res Future of marketing man or machine FODM 2016 London futurist gerd leonhard Public deck-web 10 MB low-res Keynote:The ultimate marketer of the future – human or machine? If ...

Good talk on the rise of robots, automation and the future of work (Martin Ford)

https://youtu.be/ym3F3c9z6Wo Be sure to read his book as well! What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today’s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the ...

The global brain is coming: Google launches new AI in the cloud (videos). Hellven is certain!

Watch this video to get a glimpse of what’s coming: search-as-we-know-it is dead or dying (ETA within 5 years), apps are becoming yesterday’s way to interact with services platforms, and intelligent digital assistants (I call them IDAs) will taking their place. The race is on: who will be the dominant ‘global brain’ ...

The funny things happening on the way to singularity (via TechCrunch)

Quite a statement: “Machines will be better at math, science and engineering than we will.” You can kill it with labor, or you can kill it with technology.” It’s a phrase I’ve uttered so many times in my career, I should print it on the back of my business card.  What most ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

Important interview with Futurist Gerd Leonhard on IEET: Technology Could Bring Heaven on Earth, or Create Hell

IEET just published an interview with me here. Thanks to Hank Pellissier for making this happen. IEET: Can you expand on your comment in the video, where you say: ”we will see more changes in the next 20 years than we did in the previous 300” ? Gerd Leonhard: This is a statement I ...

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