Category: Cognitive Computing

My new short film on the Ethics of Technology (Digital Ethics), Brands and the Future of Humanity – must watch

My art director and film producer Jean Francois Cardella has really outdone himself with this short film: a hard-hitting story, great quotes and tag-lines, very unique animations and a really compelling soundtrack.  I think you’ll like this one a LOT:) If so, please share it as widely as possible. Download the ...

Google is Reportedly Looking to Take Over Call Centers With Its Duplex AI Assistant (automation is finally getting real) via Gizmodo

  “If Google can find its way into the business of automated phone calls for companies, it could creep its way into a massive profit center. The research firm ResearchAndMarkets projects the cloud-based customer call center market will reach about $21 billion by 2022—up from $6.8 billion in 2017. Of course, as ...

We need to talk about AI! A new short-film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: the essential stuff you need to know about artificial intelligence

Here is my latest short film (the others are here) outlining my views on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and ‘think’. On the one hand, artificial intelligence (AI) clearly has the capacity ...

New Podcast: riveting audio conversation with Futurists Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard: AI, the Singularity, the Future of Humans and Machines

Calum Chace and me don’t agree on many issues – I’m a humanist and Calum is a science fiction writer and AI advocate.  Having said that I really love talking to him, debating these replay mind-boggling issues with him. Listen to this podcast or download it for later. I think ...

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.  

New video: the best moments from Gerd Leonhard’s 2017 keynotes and presentations, all in one clip (AI, TechvsHuman, Digital Transformation ++)

I am delighted to announce the publication of a new short film featuring the best moments from over 100 keynotes during the past 2 years (mostly from 2017), covering my key topics such as the global brain, exponential change, the megashifts, digital transformation, technology vs humanity (and of course, my new ...

We’re spending so much time trying to become robots that we’re forgetting how to be human (Scott Hartley via qz.com)

  Totally my topic 😉 “The drumbeat of science, technology, engineering, and math has picked up tempo, but a crisis of culture has emerged from its cadence. As we embark ever more aggressively on the path to master machines, we are forgetting the very foundations of what it means to be human.” We’re ...

Why the Singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime, and how it matters (Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard)

I recently came to an important realisation: I will most likely see the so-called Singularity happen in my own lifetime. I’m 56, and I believe that this inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI become infinitely and recursively powerful is no more than 20-25 years away, at most ...

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