Category: Artificial Intelligence

My latest contribution to The Next Web: connecting your brain to the Internet sounds great – but is it a good idea?

  SOURCE “Brain implants or other types of neural links, such as Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) between the brain, the internet, and the cloud, are quickly entering the realm of science rather than science fiction. The Defense Advanced Research Agency is ready to run trials with closed-loop mood control chips linked to AI ...

Must-read: “Purely intelligent creatures, whether people or machines, are bad for humanity” Sundar Sarukkai on AI

I just ran across this really powerful piece on AI, by Sundar Sarukkai, quoted below – really changed the way I think about AI. High-lights and images are mine. Here it is! The real worry about these technologies is the emphasis on intelligence rather than other characteristics of human beings. AI is ...

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs (says Kei-Fu Lee)

Must read post by VC Kei Fu Lee It will soon be obvious that half our tasks can be done better at almost no cost by AI. This will be the fastest transition humankind has experienced, and we’re not ready for it. China will have at least a 50/50 chance of winning ...

The IoT Talent Consortium appoints futurist Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor

Delighted to announce this unique partnership! Beaverton, OR; February 20, 2018: The IoT Talent Consortium (IoTTC) has today announced the appointment of renowned futurist, author, and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor. Together, they will work towards addressing the exponential change driven by IoT-enabled digital transformation while assisting the IoT ...

New keynote video: exponential change and the future of technology and humanity (Gerd Leonhard Applause Digital XChange 2017)

Thanks to Applause San Francisco for inviting me and for making this video available.  

Futurist Gerd Leonhard Talk at Dutch Future Society: technology and humanity, the next 10 years (NEW VIDEO, AUDIO)

That was a great event!  Here is my slide-deck as promised:) Creative Commons license applies, as always. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Technology humanity Dutch Future Society Amsterdam Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker  25MB PDF Check out my ‘new’ book Technology vs Humanity DFS presents in collaboration with FreedomLab: Futurist Gerd Leonhard ...

New video: artificial intelligence and the future of business and humanity. Gerd Leonhard’s Spark 2017 keynote at Capgemini 2017 CXO Forum, Pebble Beach CA

Here is the video of my entire keynote. You can download the slide deck via this link.  Download the MP4 mobile version 250MB here. Special thanks to CapGemini for making this video available!  

Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at LaFutura in Dubai: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Here is my deck from LaFutura 2017 in Dubai, on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity La Futura AI and the future of humanity Dubai Public version low res

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ – Knowledge@Wharton

  ““AI is the new electricity,” said Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and an adjunct Stanford professor who founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project, in a keynote speech at the AI Frontiers conference that was held this past weekend in Silicon Valley. “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major ...

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