Category: TheHumanityChallenge

New short film: Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Internet of Things – a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain

Just went live on my Youtube channel – we have another 5 short films like this, coming up very soon! This is #1 in a new series of short videos on the most essential topics in my work: technology versus humanity (check out my book, here), the Internet of Things, Artificial ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Of prediction and policy, via The Economist

Machine-learning systems excel at prediction. A common approach is to train a system by showing it a vast quantity of data on, say, students and their achievements. The software chews through the examples and learns which characteristics are most helpful in predicting whether a student will drop out. Once trained, ...

Must watch: new documentary on Privacy by Aleks Krotoski, presented by Silent Circle and The Guardian

The Power of Privacy In observance of Data Privacy Day, Silent Circle has partnered with The Guardian to produce The Power of Privacy, a film that explores privacy in the modern world. Enjoy the film in its entirety below and join the Data Privacy Day conversation. #PrivacyAware Very much related to my last post on ...

Meet me in Malta tonight (Economist Gala event): ‘machines will have the power of a human brain by 2025’ via the Malta Independent

A nice preview of my keynote at tonight’s event just went online at the Malta Independent. Some snippets: “By the year 2025, machines will have the same power as the human brain and in 2051 they will have the power of the entire global population. Does is sound far-fetched? It is certainly ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

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