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Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard: the latest news - Issue #26

Greetings everyone, today's update is all about my brand-new Digital Ethics newsletter that I would l

Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest findings, links and thoughts

February 19 · Issue #26 · View online
The best links and must-reads aggregated by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker, and CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland.

Greetings everyone, today’s update is all about my brand-new Digital Ethics newsletter that I would like you to sign up for right away. This is a weekly newsletter (unlike this one which is kinda sporadic at best) and I think you’ll enjoy it very much. Thanks for your consideration.
Below are some snippets from the last few Digital Ethics newsletters including today’s edition. To read the whole thing please click above, and if you like it please spread the word.
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Futurist, Humanist, Keynote Speaker and CEO The Futures Agency, Zürich / Switzerland

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite - The New York Times
“The choice isn’t between automation and non-automation,” comments Erik Brynjolfsson, the director of M.I.T.’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. “It’s between whether you use the technology in a way that creates shared prosperity, or more concentration of wealth”
Nick Cave on Why AI Will Never Write a Great Song - Motherboard
Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI by Edited by John Brockman.
Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence
To read the rest of the Digital Ethics newsletter please click here!
Some select Gerd stuff
My new 2019 topics (and a completely redesigned website)
New podcast: Gerd Leonhard and Peter Van on Chapter 3 of “Technology vs Humanity: The Megashifts”
My new offering for large events: The Future Show
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My key memes on video, all queued up to the best morsel:)
Technology vs Humanity: bottom lines and key messages
Gerd Leonhard: “Sin un control ético sobre la tecnología, acabaremos mal”
My latest film: we need to talk about AI
My latest film: we need to talk about AI
The Digital Ethics newsletter is co-created by Peter Van
📌 Check out ‘Technology vs Humanity’ for more context, now available in 10+ languages 👈
Check out my 2019 speaking topics.

Some tweets to share
Gerd Leonhard
I often get asked how we can make sure that exponential technological progress will actually result in "Human Flourishing"👏 2 short answers in the video below: we need to integrate externalities from the start; we need a Global #digitalethicscouncil more:
Gerd Leonhard
Here is my take on #automation #ArtificialIntelligence and what I call the #megashifts (download the free pdf from my book here: Algorithms should never trump #androrithms i.e. convenience should never trump consciousness
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