tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:/posts GerdsMediaLinks 2017-02-19T11:15:46Z Gerd Leonhard tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1132515 2017-02-19T11:15:46Z 2017-02-19T11:15:46Z Gerd Leonhard: seconda lettera aperta alla partnership sull'IA - Controcorrente

http://www.controcorrenteblog.com/2017/02/17/gerd-leonhard-seconda-lettera-aperta-partnership-ia/?utm_content=buffer1ce50&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1128507 2017-02-03T18:11:17Z 2017-02-03T18:11:17Z Can We Balance Human Ethics With Artificial Intelligence? - Techonomy
“We should not let Silicon Valley be the mission control for humanity,” argues futurist Gerd Leonhard, author of a new book called Tech versus Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine.

If autonomous AI software, crunching data far more rapidly than humans, can help eradicate disease and poverty and introduce societal improvements and efficiencies, then we must embrace it, Leonhard says. But “at the same time we have to have governance. And right now there is no such thing.” He and others are pushing for human values to be codified into the design of AI systems.”

Can We Balance Human Ethics With Artificial Intelligence? - Techonomy
http://techonomy.com/2017/01/how-will-ai-decide-who-lives-and-who-dies/
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1125502 2017-01-24T06:08:28Z 2017-01-24T06:08:28Z No more New Year resolutions | ANZ BlueNotes

No more New Year resolutions | ANZ BlueNotes
https://bluenotes.anz.com/posts/2017/01/a-new-resolve-for-new-year-resolutions/

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As Swiss futurist Gerd Leonhard notes: “The future is more unknowable and yet much closer than it’s ever been in human history. Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1124363 2017-01-19T13:24:28Z 2017-01-19T13:24:28Z Smart observations about the future

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 

When Gerd Leonhard speaks to an audience about the future, he sometimes likes to begin by playing black-and-white footage of the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. In the clip, Clarke, who wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubric, explains that anyone making pronouncements about the future has their work cut out.

Come up with something that sounds at all reasonable and you can be sure that in 20 or at most 50 years, the progress of science and technology will make it sound ridiculously conservative, Clarke says.

But Clarke concedes: “If by some miracle, a prophet could predict the future, exactly as it was going to take place, his predictions would sound so absurd, so far-fetched that everybody would laugh him to scorn.”

Gerd may describe himself as a “futurist”, but he heeds Clarke’s words. “I don’t do predictions,” he says. “I do observations. There’s a very big difference.” With some modesty, he adds: “It’s what anybody could do, if they had the time. But most people are too busy doing their jobs.”

Maybe. But Gerd was named in WIRED magazine’s list of the 100 top influencers in Europe, he has given keynote addresses around the world at conferences and been engaged by blue-chip corporate clients. And some of his observations are startling. His latest book, Technology vs Humanity, focuses on the relationship between us and the machines we’re creating.


 
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1123785 2017-01-17T11:44:29Z 2017-01-17T11:44:30Z An open letter to Microsoft and Google's Partnership on AI - by Gerd Leonhard

An open letter to Microsoft and Google's Partnership on AI
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/open-letter-to-ai-partnership
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Dear Francesca, Eric, Mustafa, Yann, Ralf, Demis and others at IBM, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

The Partnership on AI to benefit people and society is a welcome change from the usual celebration of disruption and magic technological progress. I hope it will also usher in a more holistic discussion about the global ethics of the digital age. Your announcement also coincides with the launch of my book Technology vs. Humanity which dramatises this very same question: How will technology stay beneficial to society?

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This open letter is my modest contribution to the unfolding of this new partnership. Data is the new oil - which now makes your companies the most powerful entities on the globe, way beyond oil companies and banks. The rise of ‘AI everywhere’ is certain to only accelerate this trend. Yet unlike the giants of the fossil-fuel era, there is little oversight on what exactly you can and will do with this new data-oil, and what rules you’ll need to follow once you have built that AI-in-the-sky. There appears to be very little public stewardship, while accepting responsibility for the consequences of your inventions is rather slow in surfacing.

In a world where machines may have an IQ of 50,000 and the Internet of Things may encompass 500 billion devices, what will happen with those important social contracts, values and ethics that underpin crucial issues such as privacy, anonymity and free will? Will significant human limitations such as ageing or even death soon be up for discussion as technology goes warp-drive? If the question is no longer about if technology can do something, but why...then who gets to decide this? Who is ‘mission control for humanity’? This is a good time to think about embracing a much wider responsibility to humanity by striving for a better mix of precaution and pro-action.

My book identifies what I call the "Megashifts". They are changing society at warp speed, and your organisations are in the eye of the storm: digitization, mobilisation and screenification, automation, intelligisation, disintermediation, virtualisation and robotisation, to name the most prominent. Megashifts are not simply trends or paradigm shifts, they are complete game changers transforming multiple domains simultaneously.

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The Megashifts could lead to heaven (imagine defeating cancer or achieving abundant energy or water), but proceeding without a framework of digital ethics could create a special kind of hell. Digital ethics currently fares no better than corporate sustainability (CSR) as far as the agenda of "Big Tech" is concerned. Dinner first, as Brecht put it, then morals. This is clearly unsustainable.

"If the question is no longer about if technology can do something, but why...who decides this?" Gerd Leonhard

Don’t get me wrong, profit and growth is a critical part of civilisation, and societies such as the Roman Empire that lost their profit base, quickly withered. But what if your next phase of evolution not only afforded you a digital ethics code – but required one? The very technology that enables unprecedented insight into our private lives also allows us to boycott brands we differ with morally at the tap of a screen.

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The upside of this is massive approval and uptake in the event of ethically-sound behaviour. We are on the cusp of the dynamic reputation era, when corporate behaviour can be rewarded or reprimanded with incredible alacrity. As the media attention is taken by data breaches of ever greater magnitude, the real narrative might just be the mainstreaming of ethical digital behaviour.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon partner to solve AI's ethical problem

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon partner to solve AI's ethical problem

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • 28 Sep 2016

Let’s not wait for intelligent machines with IQs of 50,000 before we get these ethical dilemmas sorted. Here are five bottom lines to consider.

Firstly, we are at ‘four’ on the exponential scale; right at the pivot point where things become unimaginably different. These developments will change everything, and frankly, we need you and companies like yours to embrace a new kind of stewardship for humanity. A holistic approach to human flourishing based on accepting your new AI-centric responsibilities would be novel.

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Secondly, technology is not what we seek - it’s how we seek. Your companies create and provide tools, not purpose. Humans are toolmakers, not tool-made, and we should keep it that way. How will you make sure your technologies remain tools and don’t become purposes (especially as that would be extremely attractive financially)? Will your AIs cause us to ‘forget ourselves’ or will they truly empower us?

Thirdly, we need to embrace technology but we should not become it. Do you believe humanity is headed towards a total symbiosis with technology, i.e. that we will soon become incapable of existing without augmenting ourselves with technology? Should we stop at some point in this inevitable man-machine convergence?

"Will your AIs cause us to ‘forget ourselves’ or will they truly empower us?" Gerd Leonhard
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Fourthly, every amazing algorithm also needs a great ‘androrithm’ i.e. a balancing focus on protecting - and furthering - what makes us human. The question is no longer just what can be automated, but also what should not be automated, medialised or robotised.

Finally, Silicon Valley should not become ‘mission control for humanity’. It would be great if you could inject some rest-of-the-human-tribe thinking into your plans.

The Partnership for AI is a very promising concept. Let’s turn digital ethics from an oxymoron into the new normal. Let’s make sure we stay on Team Human. I welcome any opportunity to support your enterprise with futurised thinking.

Faithfully,

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard is the author of Technology VS. Humanity: The Coming Clash between Man and Machine (Fast Future Publishing)

Disclosure: with the exception of Amazon, the author has delivered speaking engagements for the companies mentioned above.

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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1114885 2016-12-12T19:46:22Z 2016-12-12T19:46:22Z «Die totale digitale Transformation ist unvermeidbar» | Swisscom
“Wir sollten uns fragen, wer die zukünftige «Mission Control for Humanity» sein soll – momentan ist sie ja ganz sicher in Silicon Valley! Es ist deswegen die Aufgabe der Politik, aber auch der Unternehmen, für die richtige Balance zwischen Mensch und Technologie und für effektiven Datenschutz in diesem neuen Zeitalter der intelligenten Maschinen zu sorgen. Als Konsumenten und ‚User’ brauchen wir mehr Kontrolle und eine neue «digitale Ethik».”

«Die totale digitale Transformation ist unvermeidbar» | Swisscom
https://www.swisscom.ch/de/business/enterprise/themen/digital-business/totale-digitale-transformation.html
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1114738 2016-12-12T06:29:11Z 2016-12-12T06:29:12Z Partnership on AI: an open letter and the rise of the robots | WIRED UK

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/open-letter-to-ai-partnership
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1114737 2016-12-12T06:28:33Z 2016-12-12T06:28:33Z Technology Vs. Human - Who Is Going To Win? An Interview With Gerd Leonhard

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paularmstrongtech/2016/08/17/technology-vs-human-who-is-going-to-win-an-interview-with-gerd-leonhard/#54c7acda5915
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1114736 2016-12-12T06:27:01Z 2016-12-12T06:27:01Z Avanço de inteligência artificial pode causar perigo, aponta especialista

Portal do Holanda Abramovay, autor de “Muito além da economia verde”, disse que concorda com Gerd Leonhard, que defendeu no livro “Technology vs Humanity” a formação de um conselho global de ética digital para tratar da inteligência artificial. O objetivo é afastar a ...

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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1086257 2016-09-03T11:28:02Z 2016-09-03T11:28:02Z We Need To Spend More Time Questioning Our Technology-Driven Future - interview with Gerd Leonhard

Co.Exist When a company develops an artificially intelligent machine with an IQ of 500, what happens to the workers it puts on the street? When the first scientists edit human genes with CRISPR, who's going to pick up the pieces if the resulting being is none ...

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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1086250 2016-09-03T09:58:41Z 2016-09-03T09:58:41Z Umano o postumano?

Umano o postumano?
http://espresso.repubblica.it/plus/articoli/2016/08/29/news/umano-o-postumano-1.281359

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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084168 2016-08-26T12:57:31Z 2016-08-26T12:57:32Z Futurist: More changes in next 20 years than last 300, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/futurist-more-changes-in-next-20-years-than-last-300
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084167 2016-08-26T12:56:31Z 2016-08-26T12:56:31Z The future of knowledge in the coming era of intelligent machines | Media Network | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/may/14/future-learning-knowledge
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084166 2016-08-26T12:54:13Z 2016-08-26T12:54:13Z Der Blick ins Feuilleton mit Gerd Leonhard - Kultur kompakt - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

http://m.srf.ch/sendungen/kultur-kompakt/der-blick-ins-feuilleton-mit-gerd-leonhard
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084165 2016-08-26T12:53:53Z 2016-08-26T12:53:53Z Gerd Leonhard: Speaking on the Future of Humans and Technology - Time to Shine Podcast

http://www.timetoshinepodcast.com/gerd-leonhard-speaking-on-the-future-of-humans-and-technology/
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084163 2016-08-26T12:51:08Z 2016-08-26T12:51:08Z 40 to 60 per cent of all jobs will be completed by machines in 2030, futurist says at Dubai conference | The National

http://m.thenational.ae/uae/40-to-60-per-cent-of-all-jobs-will-be-completed-by-machines-in-2030
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084162 2016-08-26T12:50:38Z 2016-08-26T12:50:38Z Machines 'will have the power of a human brain by 2025' - Gerd Leonhard - The Malta Independent

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-01-15/local-news/Machines-will-have-the-power-of-a-human-brain-by-2025-Gerd-Leonhard-6736151783
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084161 2016-08-26T12:50:38Z 2016-08-26T12:50:38Z Be careful about what we shouldn’t automate - even if we can, says futurist - Channel NewsAsia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/be-careful-about-what-we/2901532.html
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084159 2016-08-26T12:49:39Z 2016-08-26T12:49:39Z Futurist Gerd Leonhard on BIG | BIEN

http://basicincome.org/news/2016/03/futurist-gerd-leonhard-on-big/
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084157 2016-08-26T12:49:02Z 2016-08-26T12:49:03Z Quand la machine décide s'il faut licencier des collaborateurs - Politique Economique - Trends-Tendances Mobile

http://m.trends.levif.be/economie/politique-economique/quand-la-machine-decide-s-il-faut-licencier-des-collaborateurs/article-opinion-543231.html
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084155 2016-08-26T12:47:19Z 2016-08-26T12:47:19Z Technology Vs. Humanity with Gerd Leonhard - Digital Mindfulness

https://digitalmindfulness.net/technology-vs-humans-gerd-leonhard/
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084154 2016-08-26T12:46:56Z 2016-08-26T12:46:56Z Gerd Leonhard, analyste vedette: «Nous transférons notre pouvoir aux machines» - Le Temps

https://www.letemps.ch/economie/2016/08/22/gerd-leonhard-analyste-vedette-transferons-pouvoir-aux-machines
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084153 2016-08-26T12:46:24Z 2016-08-26T12:46:24Z Interview with Gerd Leonhard and his New Book TECHNOLOGY vs. HUMANITY

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/Leonhard20160823
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tag:gerd.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1084152 2016-08-26T12:45:59Z 2016-08-26T12:45:59Z Technology Vs. Human - Who Is Going To Win? An Interview With Gerd Leonhard

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paularmstrongtech/2016/08/17/technology-vs-human-who-is-going-to-win-an-interview-with-gerd-leonhard/#378602ba5915
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