Category: Work and Employment

…the coming robot onslaught. Great read via Quartz

“Advances in supercomputers and the understanding of neural networks are combining to create a revolution in robotics, and companies eager for more profitability and cheaper production are ruthlessly grabbing the new technology to automate rote jobs. Blue-collar workers—forget about it. The robots will kill off the positions of half a million ...

My keynote at SAP Italy Executive Summit 2017: exponential technological (r)evolutions and responsible leadership (video and slide deck)

This video was just published by SAP Italia, here. Find out more about the event, here. Here is the edited slide deck SAP Lake Como exponential technological change and the future of humanity gerd leonhard PUBLIC  22MB PDF and the video and the audio only  

The most important bottom lines from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s “Technology vs Humanity” book, in 5 minutes (video)

Here is a brand-new video my TFA Studio team and me recorded a few weeks ago, explaining the key memes set forth in my new book “Technology vs Humanity”, such as Androrithms, The Megashifts, Exponentiality, Artificial Intelligence and much more.  Watch this short film if you’re interested in my book, or ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft. This development has ...

The Gradual Disappearance of Jobs – very good read on UBI and negative income tax

“Once Moravec’s paradox is relegated to the history books, formerly protected unskilled low wage jobs will disappear due to automation. The only jobs to persist will be those needing creativity and an ability to work with artificial intelligences, an aptitude that will be seen as a positive skill and then ...

2017: Goodbye to the Age of Replication, welcome back to Originality: productivity… is for Robots.

By Gerd Leonhard, Future Thinker The current Age of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) might be seen altogether differently in the future. It is unlikely that the Romans of 476 AD saw themselves as vanishing or going under, although they knew something was changing with the disappearance of the last ...

We might be heading for a jobless world, but that’s not as bad as it sounds …via WEF

From Davos WEF reporting “Guy Standing’s argument for a universal basic income (which he shared on the Forum’s blog back in December) is based on a pretty simple but powerful idea: that no matter who we are – a Wall Street banker or a school janitor – we are all contributing ...

The Coming Tech Backlash – NewCo Shift

50% of the jobs will be gone in ~20 years. Not from the great sucking sound of jobs to Mexico that can be stopped with a wall. Not from moving offshore to China. From automation that is moving quickly from blue collar manufacturing to white collar information work. Second only ...

Audio version of my keynote at eUnited dinner in Brussels, slide-deck download: exponential technological change and the digital manufacturing revolution

  This is the complete recording from the EUnited dinner debate at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, Dec 7, 2016 – thanks to EUnited for making this recording available. EUnited AISBL Dinner Debate and Competitiveness Review 7 December 2016 “The digital manufacturing revolution and what it means for the machinery & equipment business” eunited Brussels ...

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