Category: Technology and Humanity

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 ...

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Some serious food for thought via The Atlantic

“A generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media. I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet. ...

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, ...

Martin Seligman: We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment (why we are all futurists) via NYT

  “What best distinguishes our species is an ability that scientists are just beginning to appreciate: We contemplate the future. Our singular foresight created civilization and sustains society. It usually lifts our spirits, but it’s also the source of most depression and anxiety, whether we’re evaluating our own lives or worrying ...

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Keynote at DHL Global Technology Conference 2017. Shifting Gears: Technology and Humanity

A big thank you to DHL for inviting me and for making this recording available ! Download the PDF with my slides: Shifting gears technology humanity the future shared deck gerd leonhard DHL Global Tech Download this, and many other videos, via GerdCloud, my Public Cloud:)  

The Real Risks of AI – via NewCo Shift (food for thought)

One definition of AI, which is most frequently used in business and academic contexts, is a discipline of computer science that entails using computers in which the system (ie: a machine) learns from data. AGI can be something that we have virtually no understanding or recognition of, but which may ...

Gerd Leonhard’s slide-deck and presentation: APMF Jakarta July 25: exponential change, technology, humanity and media

Here it is! Thanks for your interest. More about the APMF APMF Jakarta Technology Humanity and Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard PUBLIC low res  17 MB PDF Coming this July 25, 2017, APMF presents a session by Gerd Leonhard, world’s renowned futurist to share his views on the opportunity that lies for brands, ...

The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data – AI will falter without a public consensus around the role of data

Innovations such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things offer great opportunities, but will falter without a public consensus around the role of data. To develop this, all data collectors and crunchers must be open and transparent. Consider how public confidence in genetic modification was lost in ...

What are ‘Androrithms’ – a key meme from Gerd Leonhard’s new book Technology vs Humanity’

We just made a new gif for this meme – see below (re-use is ok – subject to creative commons license). Read more at www.androrithms.com  or here       SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

Here is my presentation from Handelsblatt C-Suite 2017 in Berlin, yesterday (in German / auf Deutsch)

Here is the PDF from yesterday . sorry for the delay in posting this:)   Handelsblatt csuite berlin technology humanity gerd leonhard PUBLIC German Technology Vs. Humanity − Kick Off-Session Auf welche Megashifts müssen wir uns einstellen? Wie sieht die Welt in
15 Jahren aus? Gerd Leonhards Kick Off „Technology vs. Humanity“ analy- ...

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