Category: Team Human

Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at LaFutura in Dubai: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Here is my deck from LaFutura 2017 in Dubai, on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity La Futura AI and the future of humanity Dubai Public version low res

Resisting Reduction: a must-read manifesto by Joi Ito

  “Nature’s ecosystem provides us with an elegant example of a complex adaptive system where myriad “currencies” interact and respond to feedback systems that enable both flourishing and regulation. This collaborative model–rather than a model of exponential financial growth or the Singularity, which promises the transcendence of our current human condition ...

Here is my slide-deck from RethinkFood 2017, keynote at the Culinary Institute in Napa: technology, humanity and the future of food

…that was a great event!  You can watch the webcast archives here, soon. rethinkfood culinary institute gerd leonhard futurist technology vs humanity PUBLIC low res Some best-of scenes from my slide-deck:

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats (via NYT)

  In Europe, the ground is already shifting. Google’s share of the search engine market there is 92 percent, according to StatCounter. But that did not stop the European Union from fining it $2.7 billion in June for putting its products above those of its rivals. A new German law that fines ...

Download the deck: my presentation at the NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit in Bengaluru, today

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

Facebook’s war on free will – powerful Franklin Foer / TheGuardian story (made me think – a lot)

  “But we shouldn’t accept Facebook’s self-conception as sincere, either. Facebook is a carefully managed top-down system, not a robust public square. It mimics some of the patterns of conversation, but that’s a surface trait. In reality, Facebook is a tangle of rules and procedures for sorting information, rules devised by the ...

We’re spending so much time trying to become robots that we’re forgetting how to be human (Scott Hartley via qz.com)

  Totally my topic 😉 “The drumbeat of science, technology, engineering, and math has picked up tempo, but a crisis of culture has emerged from its cadence. As we embark ever more aggressively on the path to master machines, we are forgetting the very foundations of what it means to be human.” We’re ...

The age of AI surveillance is here (via QZ.com – made me think)

  “Facial recognition in still images and video is already seeping into the real world. Baidu is starting a program where facial recognition is used instead of tickets for events. The venue knows who you are, maybe from a picture you upload or your social media profile, sees your face when ...

Why the Singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime, and how it matters (Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard)

I recently came to an important realisation: I will most likely see the so-called Singularity happen in my own lifetime. I’m 56, and I believe that this inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI become infinitely and recursively powerful is no more than 20-25 years away, at most ...

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, ...

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