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Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard: the latest and greatest - Issue #24

Greetings everyone, Many exciting new films and videos have just been released; perfect for your upco

Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdom, discovered and curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

June 20 · Issue #24 · View online
Curated news by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker, CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. This newsletter zeroes in on Humanity Futures, Technology & Humanity, and Digital Ethics. The future better than we think - we just need to govern it wisely!

Greetings everyone,
Many exciting new films and videos have just been released; perfect for your upcoming summer vacation and for watching via your external brain i.e. smartphone or tablet :) 
First, my new short film on Artificial Intelligence just went online: ‘We need to talk about AIhas already gathered over 60K views - faster then any other film me and my team have ever produced. Watch it on Youtube, or on my blog (where you can find the MP4 download link as well).  
Second, I made a really different film with Telia Finland, just a few weeks ago, called 'At the heart of intelligence’ - complete with the obligatory hard-rock Finnish-style soundtrack:) 
Third, I am delighted to announce a new series of short videos on "The Internet of Things” which is now part of my 'Conversations with Gerd’ playlist on Youtube.  You can, btw, download all my short films via or via this direct folder link. 3 more films will be added to this playlist in the next 4 weeks.
Btw: the creative commons attribution-non-commercial license applies to all my film and videos - you can re-use and remix as you like as long as you provide reference to me.
Warm regards from Switzerland, and I hope you are heading towards a relaxing summer (remember: sometimes, offline is the new luxury:)
Yours, Gerd Leonhard (my latest book - now in 6 languages!)

Join us October 26-28 in the beautiful Swiss alps: the 1st ever FUTURE RETREAT!
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A scene from my latest short film on the IoT
My book is now available in Spanish! Kindle and Print!
GRADIVA: my book in Portuguese
My book in GERMAN: Technology vs. Humanity: Unsere Zukunft zwischen Mensch und Maschine
FRENCH translation coming in 4 weeks!
Goodreads Reviews Technology vs. Humanity by Gerd Leonhard
My new series of short videos on The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things: a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain #1
Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Internet of Things: a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain - YouTube
The Key challenges of the Internet of Things #2
Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard: the key challenges of the Internet of Things - YouTube
The Internet of Things - what’s the big deal? #3
Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard: The Internet of Things - what's the big deal? - YouTube
More on my film: We need to talk about AI!
We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on artificial intelligence - YouTube
Stuff you need to read
While We Remain by John C. Havens — Spring 2018: Living with Artificial Intelligence | The Wilson Quarterly
Technology vs Humanity: What will be our ethics, as we face "hellven"? — THE ALTERNATIVE UK
In the Future of Work, Creativity Still Rules - Connected Futures
It’s time to rein in the data barons - MIT Technology Review
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots - The New York Times
Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey & Company
5 reasons robots aren't going to take over the world | World Economic Forum
Assorted Gerd stuff
Updated: Video and illustrations: the most important Future Principles (Futurist / Humanist Gerd Leonhard) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Gerd Leonhard on AI, cryptocurrency, the future of jobs, and why he left Facebook - Business Insider
10 princípios do futuro que você precisa conhecer hoje - IT Forum 365 | Conectando todo o setor de TI
Yes I did #DeleteFacebook: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s take. So would a paid-for, non-commercial platform be a better solution? – Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Why exponential technological change needs ‘exponential humanity‘, as well
From car insurance to banking, a new digital age is dawning | Money | The Guardian
Let's connect on LinkedIn
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You can access a free sample video case study here: ’How Amazon creates new growth flywheels’.
Over and out!  Kind regards.  Gerd
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