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Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdom, discovered and curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard - Issue #29

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

April 10 · Issue #29 · 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!

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Introduction
Welcome to the 29th issue of our Humanity Futures newsletter, part of our continuing #TechVsHuman conversation. This newsletter is co-created by Futures Agency Curator Peter Van.
Happy reading!
Gerd Leonhard.
Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, CEO The Futures Agency
📌 Need more context to understand our weekly futurist updates? Try Gerd’s best-selling book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, now available in 11 languages. 👈
Highlights
AI Ethics Are Hard (says Albert Wenger)
A Skeptic’s Guide to Thinking About AI 🤖
Google's AI Ethics Board - from start to finish in just one week
Googlers Against Transphobia and Hate
The Guardian's analysis of Google employees' criticism
Google scraps AI ethics council after backlash: 'Back to the drawing board'
Hey Google, here is some advice on what to do next
HEY GOOGLE: Gerd has been calling for an independent Global Digital Ethics Council
The broader picture
Social sciences and humanities are becoming more important (via BBC News)
Future of work
Why Intuition And Imagination Will Be Critical In The Future Of Work
Corporate Digital Activism
Chinese browsers censor protest against China’s overtime work culture
Technologies
A.I. Experts Question Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology
Challenges
Human error, not artificial intelligence, poses the greatest threat
The convergence of technology and biology
Curing death or ageing better: healthspan vs. lifespan
Tech Startups Build Tools for Well-Being
Digital Ethics
The problem with AI ethics - The Verge
New economic systems for a world of abundance.
Does Patagonia stop selling fleeces to Bankers and Venture Capitalists?
Disturbing things
American Dystopia — The State, Surveillance, and Illusion of Choice 😱
Gerd Leonhard on PRISM, NSA mass surveillance, cloud computing: in 2014!
This Landlord Wants Facial Recognition in Its Rent-Stabilized Buildings
Meme of the week
⚠️ Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons ⚠️
Why We Should Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Snippet of the week
Researchers trick Tesla Autopilot into steering into oncoming traffic | Ars Technica
Tencent Keen Security Lab Experimental Security Research of Tesla Autopilot
Smiley
Introducing Waymo Pet - a self-driving service for pets
Introducing Waymo Pet - a self-driving service for pets
End Note
That’s it for this week’s edition. We’ll be back on April 16, 2019.
We are always interested in your opinion, so please feel free to ping us anytime with comments or feedback.
Live long and prosper!
Gerd and Peter Van
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