Category: Team Human

Let’s talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: the essential stuff you need to know about artificial intelligence

Just released!!! Below is my latest short film (the others are here) outlining my views on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and ‘think’. On the one hand, artificial intelligence (AI) clearly has the ...

New Podcast: riveting audio conversation with Futurists Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard: AI, the Singularity, the Future of Humans and Machines

Calum Chace and me don’t agree on many issues – I’m a humanist and Calum is a science fiction writer and AI advocate.  Having said that I really love talking to him, debating these replay mind-boggling issues with him. Listen to this podcast or download it for later. I think ...

My presentation at Livro com Debate in Lisbon (Portuguese Technology vs Humanity Book Event), with Alexandre Quintanilha

Thanks to my Portuguese publisher, Gradiva, and the Ordem dos Medicos for organising this presentation and discussion about my Technology vs Humanity book (portuguese version). Here is the deck from my presentation (20MB PDF): Livro com debate gradiva lisbon gerd leonhard technology vs humanity public deck futuristgerd low res Media coverage here. Início ...

New short film: Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Internet of Things – a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain

Just went live on my Youtube channel – we have another 5 short films like this, coming up very soon! This is #1 in a new series of short videos on the most essential topics in my work: technology versus humanity (check out my book, here), the Internet of Things, Artificial ...

NEW: Handelszeitung.ch Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

Must-read: “Purely intelligent creatures, whether people or machines, are bad for humanity” Sundar Sarukkai on AI

I just ran across this really powerful piece on AI, by Sundar Sarukkai, quoted below – really changed the way I think about AI. High-lights and images are mine. Here it is! The real worry about these technologies is the emphasis on intelligence rather than other characteristics of human beings. AI is ...

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – what’s our future? Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Sogeti Digital Happiness event, Brussels Nov 2017

Nice one … imho:) At Sogeti Executive Summit 2017: ‘In Pursuit of Digital Happiness’. For more info about the event see: https://www.sogeti.com/ summit2017 and labs.sogeti.com

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 ...

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