Category: Technology and Humanity

Great read about datamining, and nice animation (via Bloomberg)

The Brutal Fight to Mine Your Data and Sell It to Your Boss. Silicon Valley makes billions of dollars peddling personal information, supported by an ecosystem of bit players. One of them, an upstart called HiQ, is going up against LinkedIn in a battle for your lucrative professional identity.  By Drake ...

New video: artificial intelligence and the future of business and humanity. Gerd Leonhard’s Spark 2017 keynote at Capgemini 2017 CXO Forum, Pebble Beach CA

Here is the video of my entire keynote. You can download the slide deck via this link.  Download the MP4 mobile version 250MB here. Special thanks to CapGemini for making this video available!  

Some of my best slides from the past 6 weeks: technology, humanity and the future (a special FuturistGerd collection of visual memes)

All images are licensed under creative commons non-commercial attribution license (i.e. you can use all images if you provide proper credit to futurist Gerd Leonhard). You can also download these images via my Flickr Stream.  

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

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ – Knowledge@Wharton

  ““AI is the new electricity,” said Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and an adjunct Stanford professor who founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project, in a keynote speech at the AI Frontiers conference that was held this past weekend in Silicon Valley. “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major ...

You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think (a rather dark view but… worth reading), via MotherJones

  “Until we figure out how to fairly distribute the fruits of robot labor, it will be an era of mass joblessness and mass poverty.” You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/you-will-lose-your-job-to-a-robot-and-sooner-than-you-think/ via Instapaper  

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:

Was Saudi Arabia wrong to give citizenship to a robot? (I’d say yes, too)

  “It seems foolish and misguided to give a robot an official government status that creates any semblance of equality to an actual human. Machines aren’t people; even if you believe in the singularity we’re not there yet. Sophia is no more human than an old shoe. The robot won’t be subject ...

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