Category: Artificial Intelligence

From greenwashing to “machine-washing” (a good comment on tech companies and AI, via the Boston Globe)

Guest post by TFA Curator Petervan Some technology companies are starting to go the extra mile in their corporate communication strategies in order to manage the perception that they focus on being sustainable, caring for the planet and society in general. On the other hand, some of them have also become ...

Nick Cave on why composing awesome music will remain a human-only occupation

A guest post by Peter Van Nick Cave has an opinion on the capacity of AI to write a good song. In this wonderful article, he replies to a Slovenian fan named Peter. As somebody using myself music and soundscapes in my performances and immersive learning experiences, it felt like he ...

Creating Alternate Synthetic Minds: Shall we let the fox guard the henhouse?

Guest post by Peter Van In this post, we’ll have at a more philosophical take on AI and ethics. Should we enhance our own brains with AI technology to keep up with the exponential progress of technology? Let’s zoom into some of the arguments from Susan Schneider in this recent Edge.org post. ...

Will we need another ‘Oppenheimer moment’ to take action on AGI and Human Genome Editing? Who is Mission Control for Humanity’?

Guest post by TFA Curator Petervan In Gerd’s recent podcast with Matt Ward from Disruptors.fm, he discussed a theme from last book Technology vs. Humanity called the Megashifts  i.e. the 10 most important disruptive forces we need to investigate, such as datafication, virtualisation, automation and cognification. As context to these exponential changes coming towards us, ...

New podcast: a conversation about Chapter 1 of Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity: a prologue to the Future

This is #1 of a new weekly podcast featuring every chapter in my book Technology vs Humanity. In the first chapter titled “A Prologue to the Future”, I indicate that we are halfway through the century’s second decade and at a critical pivot point in technology evolution, a hinge moment when ...

New video: proposing a Global Digital Ethics Council

… it’s time to incorporate the negative externalities of exponential technological progress into EVERY digital business model!

Is AI a danger for Humanity? Well… it’s complicated!

In an interesting display of “Yes, No, It’s complicated”, three Indian researchers reflect whether AI is a danger for humanity. In the YES-camp, the key argument evolves around the almost exclusive focus of AI on one particular aspect of human beings: the calculative capacity. The result are (artificial) intelligences at the ...

The very first edition of my Digital Ethics newsletter is now available!

This is a new collaboration with TFA’s new curator PeterVan. Subscribe here. Read the first issue here. Welcome to my brand-new Digital Ethics newsletter, a weekly set of curated articles and must-reads from the intersection of technology and humanity, handpicked by me and my team. As many of you may know, Digital Ethics ...

New video excerpt from my keynote at Netapp Insight 2018: with great power comes great responsibility #digitalethics

  Download these videos via gerd.cloud Watch the complete keynote on my Youtube channel Netapp 2018-Gerd-Leonhard-Futurist-Gerd-on-Stage-Power-And-Responsibility. 50MB MP4 download

New podcast with Matt Ward: Megashifts, AI and Why the Future is More Unknowable than Ever

read more here You can listen right here on iTunes In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including: The evolution of AI and dangers of AGI Why Europe has to lead the way on privacy, data and consumer rights Why Gerd believes we need a moratorium on the future of artificial general intelligence The problem ...

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