Category: Inequality

New video: Exponential transformation? Why the future is better than we think – and why humans will still matter (Acquia Engage London 2018)

Brand-new talk from Acquia Engage London 2018!  Thanks to Acquia for making this video available, and for inviting me to speak at their amazing event. Download the slides used in this talk: acquia London gerd leonhard futurist keynote the future is better than we think public deck low res Download the MP4 file ...

Free book excerpt from ‘Navigating the digital age’ by PaloAltoNetworks: The Ethics of Technology and the Future of Humanity

I’m very excited about my contribution to this amazing new book that was just published by Palo Alto Networks, entitled ‘Navigating the digital age’ (yes, it’s free – just follow the link). My chapter (12) is about the Ethics of Technology and the Future of Humanity). Download the  free PDF:  The Ethics ...

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – what’s our future? Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Sogeti Digital Happiness event, Brussels Nov 2017

Nice one … imho:) At Sogeti Executive Summit 2017: ‘In Pursuit of Digital Happiness’. For more info about the event see: https://www.sogeti.com/ summit2017 and labs.sogeti.com

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!  

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard in conversation with AT&T’s John Donovan (AT&T Shape LA)

John Donovan (AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer and Group President) and me had a pretty cool chat about technology, connectivity, media, creativity and humanity – check it out below. I love John’s statement ‘…I guess it is fair to say that you are an optimist”. Indeed.  More details about the event here ...

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity: thoughtful piece by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne (Cisco)

Really nice piece by Cisco’s Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne, referring to my keynote at the IoT World Forum in London. We need to think big, beyond business bottom lines, to a common purpose “As business leaders, we must think beyond the fiscal bottom line and technological advances in products and services and ask ourselves, ...

Video and slides from my keynote at The Economist Innovation Forum 2017 in Berlin: Technology, Business, Digital Ethics (updated)

Here is the deck, below (PDF 20MB), More about the event here.  Business Technology and Digital Ethics Gerd Leonhard @Economist Innovation Forum Berlin 2017 Public Deck Update August 18th 2017: here is the entire video (presentation and interview with Tom Standage).    Note: you can download audio-only, MP3 versions of most of ...

Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this? Says Cory Doctorow

  “Smart unequal societies prevent collapse by convincing their elites to hand over some of their earnings to the rest of the country, producing broadly shared prosperity and a sense of national solidarity that transcends class resentments (see, for example, Sweden). With enough inequality over enough time, the cherished idiocies of the ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft. This development has ...

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