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Gerd on the NEAR FUTURE

Perspectives from the intersection of technology and humanity

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How efficient is your love? When AI beats Cupid (Betterhalf.ai in India)

Betterhalf.ai is an Indian company taking dating and relationships to its...
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Ethics as a strategic business asset?

My good friend Bill Wilkie has a new post on ethics. Bill has several...
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When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere: A dystopian view for 2060 (via The Smithsonian)

As part of the April 2019 preview, The Smithsonian Magazine has an...
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Is AI Ethics now a mainstream topic? Five hints from Forbes

Forbes Insights just published five posts summarizing some of the latest...
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We have to stop robots from outsmarting humanity

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He founded the...
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Selling hamburgers with AI? McDonalds loves it

McDonald's acquisition of machine learning startup Dynamic Yield has been...
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Universities compete for leadership in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

It looks like universities around the world are engaged in a fierce...
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Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good (must-read via the NYT)

“Anticipated spending on experiences such as leisure travel and dining...
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Preparing For Tomorrow’s Workforce In A World Run By Machines

Gerd's brand new post just went live on Forbes. As smart machines and...
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The dark and shady practices of Silicon Valley

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years and was one...
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The future of work is moving towards an availability economy.

Slate has a great post about the future of work - an adapted excerpt from...
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Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere (Must-read via Wired.com)

In this must-read WIRED story by the fabulous Clive Thompson who is also...
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Are robots the new class of social actors?

The Atlantic published an excellent article last week titled “How AI...
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Humanity is on ‘the highway to digital dictatorship’, says Yuval Noah Harari (but it’s not inevitable)

“Well, none of this is inevitable,” he says, suddenly eager to sound a...
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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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