Category: Intelligent Digital Assistants

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 ...

New short film: the future of humans and machines – are organisms really just algorithms?

Download MP4:  Man and Machine Futurist Gerd Leonhard Organisms are algorithms …really? Visit our Vimeo Channel for other videos and downloads Much more on Youtube!

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years (ICEEFest Bucharest 2018)

Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years. Computers that think and learn, artificial intelligence and intelligent assistants, smart-everything, and the Internet of Things – where is this going? Are we heading towards an algorithmic society largely run by machines? How will we remain human, im this totally connected world, and ...

New Keynote Video in Cinemascope Format: Technology and Humanity: The next 10 years Futurist Gerd Leonhard at iProspect Summit 2018

Topics covered in this talk: In a world where technological progress is exceedingly exponential and combinatorial, how will we define what is human, and what is not? What will humans do, in the future, and what will be done by technology? What should and what should not be automated? From ...

Exciting new film: Gerd Leonhard and Telia Finland present: At the heart of intelligence

A really different and entertaining film on the future of data, AI and man-machine relationships; filmed at the brand-new TELIA FINLAND data center.  Check it out !

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 ...

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 ...

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!  

The Real Problem With Voice Assistants Like Siri Is Your Brain

  “The bad news is that dream of a virtual assistant that manages your digital life while you live your real one is probably a lie. The real problem with voice assistants isn’t that they’re underpowered, or that their neural nets aren’t sophisticated enough to intuit our requests. It’s that user ...

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, ...

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