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Perspectives from the intersection of technology and humanity

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The future of work: towards an availability economy?

Slate has a great post about the future of work; an adapted excerpt from...
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Robots as a new class of social actors? (Good read via The Atlantic)

The Atlantic has an excellent article last week titled “How AI will...
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Review: Italian edition of ‘Technology vs Humanity’

Ecco perché la tecnologia cambierà radicalmente le nostre vite Il...
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New Podcast! Chapter 7: The Digital Obesity Pandemic

Here is our latest podcast based on Chapter 7 of Gerd's best-selling...
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Kevin Kelly asks, is asking a good question the last job a machine will learn to do?

We really loved this great quote by Kevin Kelly in his book, The...
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Read Gerd’s latest piece for Forbes

Originally published on February 28, 2019, via Forbes.com In 2016, I...
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This Is How AI Is Redefining Love: a rather scary read via Medium

This Is How AI Is Redefining Love was a great think piece from Medium this...
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Cats and guacamole: a reflection on platform loyalty and information fiduciaries.

Jonathan Zittrain, Founder of the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet &...
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The concept of the Ethical Vendor: accountable, auditable and ethical

Last week, Niccolo Mejia shared in interesting view of the usage of facial...
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From efficiency to human agency: Azeem Azhar and Gerd Leonhard on AI

Azeem Azhar and Gerd Leonhard had a good chat last week. It was a...
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Mark Zuckerberg And The Tech World Still Do Not Understand Ethics

Derek Lidow writes a great piece for Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg And The Tech...
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Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine

“The idea is to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate...
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“Dear Tech Company”: A nice counter-narrative to IBM’s promotional video

On 12 Feb 2019, IBM published a new video advertisement “Dear Tech, An...
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2001: A Space Odyssey gets the Google makeover

2001: A Space Odyssey is a much-loved favorite when it comes to sci-fi...
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How AI will rewire us (good read via TheAtlantic)

I like AI discussions that focus on humans or human behaviour. This week,...
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Is the Microsoft Hololens 2 creating a blurred vision of who and what we are?

Microsoft launched Hololens2 at the latest Mobile World Congress....
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MMC Investor’s advice on Artificial Intelligence

Guest post by The Futures Agency content curator Petervan MMC Ventures,...
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New podcast! Technology vs Humanity Chapter 6: From Magic to Manic to Toxic.

Here is our next podcast based on chapter-6 of my book Technology vs...
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