Tag: Big Data

Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated)

Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the ...

Algorithms are failing Facebook. Can humanity save it? Made me think …via Quartz

“Facebook wanted to be pipes, but it’s also people Early in the company’s history, Zuckerberg referred to Facebook as a “utility,” a piece of “information infrastructure.” In a letter to potential shareholders in 2012, he compared the social network to the printing press and the television. But television manufacturers and printing press ...

Here are the slides from today’s Accenture Alumni event in Zuerich: Transformation 2020

Thanks to Accenture Switzerland for hosting me!  Here are the slides: Accenture Alumni Transformation 2020 Zurich Public-web  8MB PDF Low res High res 25MB PDF via Dropbox aka gerdcloud.com Related: technology versus humanity film listen to ‘Digital Transformation Gerd Leonhard Accenture Alumni Switzerland 2015 Event’ on audioBoom Download the audio file via dropbox // And some ...

Great video about social media #hellven: Prince EA: Can we auto-correct humanity ?

via Buzzfeed American rapper Prince Ea’s latest video, “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?”, about the damaging effect of social media on human interaction, has gone viral on Facebook. More about my #hellven meme

Video and slides: my presentation from today's CEO Clubs Greece event in Athens: digital transformation, and the future of Europe and… Greece

Great event here in Athens today! Really amazing to see that much optimism and openness despite all the really tough issues, here in Greece, right now. Link to event details (PDF) Update: here’s the video This is the key slide I just added, in retrospect:) Athens CEO Clubs Greece Gerd Leonhard Public nP-web 6MB ...

A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute – why total optimisation is not…optimal (good read via NYT)

The gut is dead. Long live the data, turned out day and night by our myriad computers and smart devices. Not that we trust the data, as we once trusted our guts. Instead, we “optimize” it. We optimize for it. We optimize with it. A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute NYT via Instapaper Context: automation ...

Nice presentation by DearMedia’s Dado Van Peteghem: Digital transformation at EMC Forum 2014

Digital transformation at EMC Forum 2014 https://www.slideshare.net/DearMedia/digital-transformation-at-emc-forum-2014

More robots set to take our jobs (Gerd Leonhard quotes via AFR Australia)

Read: More robots set to take our jobs Swiss-based futurist Gerd Leonhard described the widespread changes over the next few decades as “hellven” in a series of speeches in Australia for CA Technologies in August. He told the Financial Review society would get the benefit of cheaper goods and services thanks to technology, but ...

“Humans Need Not Apply”: great video on automation and human work (via Slate). Must watch.

Really great video. Made me think – a LOT. Humans Need Not Apply: Watch a dark video on automation and human work. This past January, the Economist set off alarm bells when it noted in a story on the future of work that 47 percent of jobs were at risk of becoming automated in the next two ...


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