Category: digital ethics

It’s time to rein in the data barons (great read view MIT technology review)

“Jonathan Taplin, the director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, argues in Move Fast and Break Things, his book about the power of the internet giants, that rebel artists have long had to deal with “suits” who control distribution of their work. But the ...

My presentation at the FTA 2018 EU Commission event inn Brussels, today: 9 Future Principles for Policy-Makers

More about this event, here FTA2018 Brussels 9 Future Principles Gerd Leonhard Public Deck low res  20MB PDF

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 ...

Ein Podcast mit Tim Renner und Gerd Leonhard zum Thema Facebook und Politik – Podcast with Tim Renner (in German)

#deletefacebook – ist das wirklich die Lösung oder braucht es nicht vielmehr einen totalen Reset wie soziale Medien und andere globale Internet Plattformen unsere Daten nutzen dürfen…eine Art von “Statebook” der Bundesrepublik Deutschland? Hier diskutieren der Autor und Futurist Gerd Leonhard und der Musik Manager und ehemalige Berliner Kultur-Staatssekretär Tim Renner über Facebook.   Renner Leonhard Podcast Facebooks ...

NEW: Handelszeitung.ch Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

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 ...

Farhad Manjoo: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers: real life is slow, technology is fast :)

  “Real life is slow; it takes professionals time to figure out what happened, and how it fits into context. Technology is fast. Smartphones and social networks are giving us facts about the news much faster than we can make sense of them, letting speculation and misinformation fill the gap. It has ...

My presentation at the Vodafone IoT Conference in Lisbon, today: the 9 IoT Future Principles

Here is the deck, below – event details are here “A nossa sociedade está a evoluir no sentido de um novo paradigma: Internet of Things (IoT). Considerando ser o melhor parceiro para implementar uma sociedade mais tecnológica e inteligente, a Vodafone desmistifica o tema com um debate qualificado com foco em ...

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.  

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