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Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd)

I am trying out a new feature of Apple Keynote – shared public presentations (download for Apple Keynote users only). All images and the file itself subject to creative commons attribution non-commercial license, as usual. Have fun! If all fails, here is the PDF download:  AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist ...

Here are 100+ of my best recently used slides

Feel free to use them, based on my creative commons attribution non-commercial license 🙂

My latest newsletter just went out: from tomorrow to today (issue #11)

Read and / or subscribe here From Tomorrow to Today: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Best Reads and Links Futurist and Humanist. Global Keynote Speaker. Author. Film-Maker. CEO of The Futures Agency. Zürich / Switzerland. My focus is on the future of humanity, and my new book on “Technology versus humanity” is available now: http://t.co/99XuSFoZvD Read ...

Join me for the Technology vs. Humanity book launch event in London Sept 8 2016!

Location still tbd (central London), but you can now sign up here.  It’s a free event but seating is limited so… sign up quickly ! Fast Future Publishing is delighted to invite you to join us on September 8th for the launch of our latest FutureScapes title, Technology vs. Humanity. This is a groundbreaking ...

How bot-to-bot could soon replace APIs – important trend

“By now it’s clear that bots will cause a major paradigm shift in customer service, e-commerce, and, quite frankly, all aspects of software-to-human interaction. For the moment, the state of the art of bots is bot-to-consumer, meaning bots communicating with humans. But at some point soon, bots will start talking to ...

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says…BUT (via NYT)

“Kate Crawford, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, called on the industry to add ethics to the professional training of engineers. “We need to start changing the skill set of the people who are going to be the data scientists of the future and ...

AI Startups Are Reinventing Media (great read via Wired)

“Last year, Associated Press announced that the majority of its earnings reports will eventually be written with AI-enabled software. While the company argues it will free up reporters to do more analytical work, the question it raises is unsettling: Should we just leave it to the machines to interpret what ...

In Pop Culture, the Future Is Almost Now – good point on science fiction movies

“Many new works of science fiction seem to represent a strain of pre-apocalyptic cinema, characterized by a willingness to dramatize disasters that are less hypothetical than poised to happen.”In Pop Culture, the Future Is Almost Nowhttp://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/05/the-future-is-almost-now/482718/via Instapaper ...

If Something Is Going To Destroy Humanity, It’s Going To Be One Of These Catastrophes

“As new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR make it simpler and cheaper to change organisms, there's more of a risk of accidental release of lethal diseases from labs, or intentional release by terrorists.”If Something Is Going To Destroy Humanity, It's Going To Be ...

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