Gerd in the media

Gerd Leonhard: “Sin un control ético sobre la tecnología, acabaremos mal”

Futurista. Intuitivo. Observador, investigador, conferenciante y escritor. Nacido en Bonn en 1961, ha publicado Tecnología versus Humanidad , donde sostiene que nos encaminamos hacia un hellven (contracción de hell, infierno, y heaven, cielo), en el que tendremos acceso a tecnologías maravillosas que pueden mejorar nuestras vidas, pero que también nos pueden despojar de lo que nos hace humanos. Con todo, es optimista. Habla de digitalización, automatización… Read more

Futurist Gerd Leonhard „Die Zukunft ist besser als wir denken“

Früher gab es Zukunftsforscher, die haben Vorhersagen für die nächsten 20 oder 50 Jahre getroffen. Ich schaue, was in den nächsten fünf Jahren passiert. Die Zeitspanne ist so kurz geworden, weil die Geschwindigkeit der Entwicklungen zugenommen hat. Aber es ist keine Magie, ich verbringe meine Zeit mit Beobachten… Read more

Gerd Leonhard: Who is mission control for humanity?

One of the world’s top-rated futurists, Gerd Leonhard, addressed the crowd at Xerocon London 2018. Focusing on the five to 10-year future, he provided actionable foresight across society, business and technology. Gerd’s provocative, yet inspiring talk questioned the opportunities and challenges that will arise from automation, AI and big data… Read more

Advertencia ante un mundo que se agota: “No encontraremos la felicidad en la nube ni en la pantalla”

La etiqueta de futurista puede inducir a error sobre el discurso de Gerd Leonhard, escritor nacido en Alemania y consejero de empresas tecnológicas de medio mundo. No pinta un panorama propio de una película de ciencia ficción en un mundo dominado por las máquinas… Read more

Leonhard inaugura el III foro de la Cultura con una apuesta por una «reeducación» de los hijos «más humana»

El futurista alemán Gerd Leonhard ha sido el encargado de inaugurar el III Foro de la Cultura de Burgos y lo hecho para abogar por una «reeducación» de los hijos para aprender nuevas habilidades «más humanas» y poder afrontar la revolución en el empleo… Read more

Global cooperation is essential to slowing climate change, futurist Gerd Leonhard reveals

It hasn’t been a good month for humanity. Four weeks ago, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a widely publicized report detailing how the planet is on course to reach the crucial threshold of 1.5° C of warming as early as 2030—or, in other words, 12 years’ time… read more

Ignore AI Fear Factor at Your Peril: A Futurist’s Call for ‘Digital Ethics’

This time, AI isn’t fooling around. This time, AI is in earnest, and so are its related technologies: robotics, 3-D printing, genomics, machine/deep learning, man-machine interface, IoT, HPC at the edge, quantum… read more

Gerd Leonhard: Tehnologija ne donosi bezbrižnost, tek sad trebamo ‘postati’ ljudi

U idućih 20 godina čovječanstvo će se promijeniti više nego u prethodnih 300 godina, a svemu tome pridonosi osam tehnologija koje već sada SF iz ‘science fictiona’ pretvaraju u ‘science facts’… Read more

Gerd Leonhard – The ethics of Technology

The next 20 years will bring more change than the previous 300 years – and that’s a conservative estimate.If you don’t believe me, please keep in mind that we are now crossing a crucial threshold; one that was previously unthinkable. Technology is no longer simply a tool, it is well on its way to becoming a creative force – and a thinking machine, as well… Read more

Social media managers and other reasons AI won’t leave us all jobless

Stories in the news about automation technology making human hands obsolete may paint an incomplete picture of the future of the workplace. The point at which data-driven analytics and automation meet people is actually a wide open space for new types of work, according to some… read more

Zukunftsberatung ist wie gute Science-Fiction –
Das Geschäft von Zukunftsexperten boomt. Doch was machen die eigentlich?

Wer sich mit der Zukunft befasst, muss sich zuweilen blöde Sprüche anhören. Der einstige deutsche Kanzler Helmut Schmidt sagte: «Wer Visionen hat, soll zum Arzt gehen.»… Read more

Digital megashifts could give supply chain managers “superhuman” productivity, futurist says

Despite potential of tech to streamline business tasks, human traits like compassion can never be replicated, Leonhard tells MHI show… Read more

„Guter Diener, schrecklicher Herrscher“

Smarte Maschinen, globale Vernetzung: Die Visionen der Digitalisierung sind zur Realität geworden. Doch wenn die Entwicklung weiter nur auf Profit zielt, wird die Zukunft ungemütlich – denn „Technologie ist ein guter Diener, aber ein schrecklicher Herrscher“… read more

AIVOKUORI INTERNETIIN – FUTURISTIN VISIOSSA TEKNOLOGIA SULAUTUU IHMISEEN

Jos teknologia aiemmin oli osa ulkoista todellisuuttamme, on se nyt siirtymässä sisällemme. Näin visioi futuristi Gerd Leonhard… Read more

Tecnología vs Humanidad de Gerd Leonhard: ¿con o contra? (y III)

No deberíamos permitir máquinas que no se puedan distinguir fácilmente de seres humanos… Read more

Tecnología vs Humanidad de Gerd Leonhard: ¿con o contra?

el objetivo principal del progreso tecnológico debería ser la búsqueda de la máxima felicidad humana… Read more

“Às vezes, os bancos são intelectualmente preguiçosos”, diz futurólogo alemão

O alemão Gerd Leonhard, de 57 anos, é um sujeito eclético. Formado em Teologia e Ciências Sociais, ele já foi músico de rock, ativista do Partido Verde e empreendedor. Hoje escreve livros, faz palestras e é um dos consultores mais cobiçados da Europa… Read more

Künstliche Intelligenz: Wacht auf, Verdammte dieser Erde!

Aus dem netten „Wind of Change“ der 90er-Jahre wird ein gepflegter Tornado, was die technologische Entwicklung anbelangt. Die Zukunft rast auf uns zu, und sie ist auch schon hier – wir haben sie nur noch… read more

Technologie versus Mensch? Die wichtigsten Thesen in Gerd Leonhards neuem Buch „Technology vs. Humanity“

Mein neuestes Buch „Technology vs. Humanity“ ist seit Mitte September 2016 im englischen Original, und seit August 2017 auch auf Deutsch im Markt und hat sich in kurzer Zeit zu einem wichtigen ‚Must-Read‘ entwickelt… Read more

Man vs. Machine: The New Ethics of Cybersecurity

What role do ethics play in technology? As a business executive or board member, when you approve a technology investment or have your teams create a new technology-based business service, do you ever think about the ethical considerations of what you are doing?… Read more

Die Megashifts und die Zukunft von Mensch und Maschine

Dramatische technologische Verschiebungen (Megashifts) sind dabei, unsere Gesellschaft komplett neu zu organisieren…. read more

Technology vs Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine

As human beings, we do not understand exponential or self-amplifying. Particularly the impact on humanity… Read more

Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks to Business Insider about cryptocurrency, the professions that will disappear over the next 20 years, and why he quit Facebook

A well-known futurist and writer, the CEO of the Futures Agency and one of the most influential people in Europe, Gerd Leonhard claims that some banks in the near future will lose 60% of their revenue due to blockchain and technological development… read more

“Vai ocorrer uma catástrofe que nos forçará à regulação”

Gerd Leonhard é um futurista que não se esgota na análise tecnológica do futuro. Está aliás mais preocupado com as dimensões éticas da evolução e em limitar aquilo que diz ser o culto da eficiência, que põe em causa a essência da humanidade… read more

From car insurance to banking, a new digital age is dawning

How we handle money, what we drive and how we even divorce will become cheaper and simpler soon, says a leading futurist… Read more

FUTURIST GERD LEONHARD OVER TECHNOLOGIE EN DE MENSHEID

Terwijl de titel van zijn nieuwste boek ‘Technology vs. Humanity’ een strijd tussen mens en robot doet verwachten, is futurist Gerd Leonhards visie op de toekomst verrassend optimistisch… Read more

Futurysta Gerd: zagrożenie ze strony sztucznej inteligencji jest takie, że uczyni nas bardzo leniwymi

Możemy mówić o kilku rodzajach sztucznej inteligencji. Dziś jej rola sprowadza się jednak przede wszystkim do asystowania człowiekowi, podejmowania za niego prostych decyzji. O tym, co z tego wynika, jakim bogiem byłaby SI i dlaczego na razie stanowi większe zagrożenie dla żaby niż dla człowieka – rozmawiamy z futurystą Gerdem Leonhardem… Read more

„Wie Mensch bleiben in einer Welt, die total Maschine wird?“

Die Maschinen könnten den Menschen selbst zur Maschine werden lassen. Aber sie könnten uns auch ins digital-goldene Zeitalter führen, in dem ganz andere menschliche Tätigkeiten wertvoll werden… read more

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity

We need to think big, beyond business bottom lines, to a common purpose… read more

Five new human rights for the digital age (excerpt from the book ‘Technology vs Humanity’)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Originally posted on my blog.
Find out more about ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon… read more

Smart observations about the future

Being a futurist in a fast-moving digital age can be tricky, so Gerd Leonhard doesn’t do predictions – he makes smart observations… read more

An open letter to Microsoft and Google’s Partnership on AI

In a world where machines may have an IQ of 50,000, what will happen to the values and ethics that underpin privacy and free will?… read more

Gerd Leonhard on Technology vs Humanity: The Future Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming

Gerd Leonhard is a musician, keynote speaker and futurist with over 300 clients, 1,500 engagements and over a million people of combined audience at venues across the world… Read more

Book review: ‘Technology vs. Humanity’

Reading renowned futurist Gerd Leonhard’s “Technology vs. Humanity” is like drinking out of a firehose or eating a particularly luxurious meal: fulfilling yet overwhelming, and ultimately the highlight of your day… read more

Technology Vs. Human – Who Is Going To Win? An Interview With Gerd Leonhard

I remember meeting Gerd Leonhard [Futurist, Author and a raft of other titles] for the first time in a particularly crowded Benugo in Covent Garden… Read more

Be careful about what we shouldn’t automate – even if we can, says futurist

Businesses are confusing efficiency with their real goal, says Gerd Leonhard, a leading voice on digital transformation, who also warns about over-reliance on algorithms and the cloud… read more

Futurist: More changes in next 20 years than last 300

THE next 20 years are likely to bring more changes to humanity than the past 300 years, futurist Gerd Leonhard declared on Wednesday… Read more

Futurist: More changes in next 20 years than last 300

THE next 20 years are likely to bring more changes to humanity than the past 300 years, futurist Gerd Leonhard declared on Wednesday… read more

Embrace don’t fear the future, ‘futurist’ tells Dubai audience

‘The future of the world is better than you think but, and this is a big but, we actually have to do something to make it stay positive,’ said Gerd Leonhard… Read more

“Technology Could Bring Heaven on Earth, or Create Hell” – interview with futurist
Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard is an acclaimed European futurist; his popular video was recently featured at IEET and he will soon be an IEET contributing writer. To introduce him to our audience, I interviewed him on his forecasts, ideas, and values…. read more

The disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity

Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a ‘second brain,’ allowing us to navigate new cities without getting lost and speak fluently in different languages… read more

Digital ethics and our future in a connected world

Why are ethics important in a world of accelerated technological development? Futurist Gerd Leonhard explored this question at TEDx Brussels… Read more

How Tech Is Creating Data “Cravability,” To Make Us Digitally Obese

Obesity and dramatic overweight are a huge global problem, costing an estimated $450 billion per year in the U.S. alone, where more than two-thirds of people are overweight and an estimated 35.7% are considered obese… read more

The future of knowledge in the coming era of intelligent machines

Opinion: Futurist Gerd Leonhard says the rise of artificial intelligence means we need to rethink the way we learn… read more

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond… Read more

Gerd is listed #88 on Wired’s 2015 Top 100 influencers list

Download a PDF with all of Gerd’s LinkedIn endorsements

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