Category: Work and Employment

Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks to Business Insider about cryptocurrency, the professions that will disappear over the next 20 years, and why he quit Facebook

Nice piece on my work:) English Polish (original) Thai Leonhard: Everyone should take responsibility for their business. Whatever you create as a tool, it can change culture and society and you are responsible for all consequences. Just like factory owners are responsible for environmental pollution. Leonhard says: “So if you create an AI tool, you’re ...

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 ...

Meine Präsentation: Bucerius Symposium Hamburg “Schafft der Mensch den Menschen ab”

Hier ist das Slidedeck | Here is the PDF (in German).  More details about the event here. PDF 20MB:  Technologie und Mensch Bucerius Lab Hamburg Gerd Leonhard Public Deck low res   Technology vs. Humanity? Die Gelegenheiten und Herausforderungen der nächsten 10 Jahre Gerd Leonhard // Moderation: Daniel Opper Der digitale Fortschritt beschleunigt sich rasant: ...

New interview with Gerd Leonhard in TheGuardian: How we handle money, what we drive and how we even divorce will become cheaper and simpler soon, says a leading futurist

… just went online via TheGuardian (thanks to Juliet Stott) “The way we bank, borrow money and buy products such as insurance, cars and legal services will change dramatically due to exponential advances in technology. Leading futurist Gerd Leonhard, whose clients include Vodafone, Prudential, Lloyds Bank and UBS, spoke to Guardian ...

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 ...

Forget learning to code, bosses value collaboration and communication – EQ is the future !

  “The report found that while automation is requiring workers to maintain technical fluency across roles, the rise of machine-led tasks makes it necessary for them to do what machines can’t, which is to be adaptable, critical thinkers who can lead and communicate well.” Forget learning to code, bosses value collaboration and ...

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs (says Kei-Fu Lee)

Must read post by VC Kei Fu Lee It will soon be obvious that half our tasks can be done better at almost no cost by AI. This will be the fastest transition humankind has experienced, and we’re not ready for it. China will have at least a 50/50 chance of winning ...

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

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