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6 keywords to describe the future: exponential, convergent, combinatorial, holistic, circular, human-centric

Here's a brand-new animation that shows these 6 items, below (note that...
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New podcast: Chapter 9 of Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity: on happiness

Is happiness programmable? Can technology further lasting human happiness?...
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4500+ Researchers Call for an Immediate Ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Although AI plays an integral role in our everyday lives, AI can also be...
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Curing death or ageing better? Healthspan vs. lifespan

Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite says we need to fix our own deeply...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uploading Your Brain To A Computer Does Not Make Sense

Neural engineer Polina Anikeeva, Associate Professor of Materials Science...
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Audio version of Gerd Leonhard’s keynote at the Emirates Litfest 2019 in Dubai: Technology and humanity: the Future

Here is the audio version of my talking Dubai on Saturday March 2, at the...
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Seeking Ground Rules for A.I.

In February of this year, the New York Times hosted the 'New Work...
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