Digital transformation: are you ready for exponential change? Futurist Gerd Leonhard, TFAStudios

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Business as usual is dead. Increasingly, science fiction is becoming science fact. Exponential technologies are rapidly changing our lives and societies, every day, everywhere. We will need different skills, and we will need to get much better at driving change - or we will be driven by it. Most importantly, we should embrace technology but not become it.


Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Keynote at KPMG Executive Symposium on Automation Robotics

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This is the complete video of my keynote on the Digital Transformation of Business and Society; a futuristic view of impacts that the shift from labor to automation will have on businesses and society in general. Please note: audio-only versions of many videos are being made available here: http://gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed My vimeo channel is here: https://vimeo.com/gerdfuturist Most of my books, presentations and slideshows are available via http://www.gerdcloud.com


The future of technology and Humanity: a provocative film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard

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This film marks the beginning of a new period for me. How technology is changing humanity, and how we should deal with that, is certain to become the #1 topic for the foreseeable future. "Humanity is changing more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years" - this is a quote from the film that pretty much says it all. Going forward, a lot of my work will be dedicated to this challenge/opportunity. Watch this film and please let me know what you think, and please comment or share the film if you enjoy it.


Conversations with Futurist Gerd #4: the Megashifts: a tidal wave of change is coming

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The megashifts caused by new technologies such as AI, the IoT and CrisprCas9 are exponential, combinatorial and interdependent. This talk explains the key memes such as automation, datafication, virtualisation and cognification. Please share if you enjoy the video. If you enjoy my videos and talks, please take a look at my new book "Technology vs Humanity" http://www.techvshuman.com About the book: are you ready for the greatest changes in recent human history?


We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on artificial intelligence

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This is my latest short film sharing some thoughts on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity in a world where machines can hear, see, speak, learn and'think'. On the one hand, artificial intelligence (AI) clearly has the capacity to improve our lives in pretty much every aspect, from energy to medical to smart cities; on the other end it could fundamentally change who we are as humans, and what we think of as'human'. It could be a great destroyer of jobs but it could also free as from unsatisfying routines. But if machines become truly'intelligent' what will be left for us to do... you may ask. I think it will all come down to what I call DIGITAL ETHICS i.e. how will we use technology to our collective human benefit (i.e.