This was a pretty amazon event! As promised, Here is the PDF: Be human in a digital society FutureDay Istanbul Gerd Leonhard-web (Low res 5.1 MB PDF High Res: 22 MB PDF DROPBOX or just go to www.gerdcloud.com and look for 2014 presentations.
Updated on April 24, 2014: complete transcript of my talk (in English): Download the PDF: Istanbul Future Day Gerd Leonhard Human Futures Transcript
From the intro for Future Day 2014 (my speaking topic): How to remain human in a digital society: Human-machine relationships, artificial intelligence, big data, automation and the future of jobs.
‘Intelligent machines’ are increasingly interconnecting. The Internet of Things is imminent, with sensor networks and mobile devices connecting everyone and everything everywhere in the near future., Singularity’ – the moment of when machines become as capable as humans – is quickly becoming a buzzword that rivals Social Media. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is certain to play a role everywhere, and robots are dropping in price dramatically while gaining quickly in functionality and skills. Exponential technological progress is evident everywhere – but how will we – as linear beings – cope with this increasing empowerment of software and machines, the tremendous gain in the flow of real-time information, and the far-reaching implications that these developments will have? How will we keep up with thousands of real-time datafeeds, the ever-increasing volume, variety and depth of input, the tsunami of incoming communications and the rapidly improving smartness – and increasingly deep intelligence – of software, devices and machines? Will humans need to be ‘augmented’, soon, in order to keep up, and if so, where will this take us? What will happen to our ethics in a world of ultra-smart intelligent agents, artificial intelligence and the coming ‘trans-humanism’?
Future of Humans in a digital world, a set on Flickr.
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