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Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdom, discovered and curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard - Issue #30

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

April 17 · Issue #30 · 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 30th 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
How we decide who decides
EU publishes Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI
Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI - Digital Single Market - European Commission
AI systems should be accountable, explainable, and unbiased, says EU
Ethical impacts from AI "unimaginable", says EU think tank
The broader picture
What the rest of the world doesn't know about Chinese AI
Societal Impact
Privacy’s Not an Abstraction
The Future of work
UK businesses using artificial intelligence to monitor staff
Gerd on The Future of Work
Corporate Digital Activism
Amazon Employees Try a New Form of Activism, as Shareholders
Technologies
How IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care
Challenges
New York City wants to make sure that their AI applications and algorithms it uses aren’t biased. That’s harder than it sounds...
The convergence of technology and biology
Researchers Want to Link Your Genes and Income—Should They?
The Ethical Imperative for Technology
The Ethical Imperative for Technology
The Artificial Womb Moves Forward
Law/Jurisdiction/Legal
Another tax on the poor: Surrendering privacy for survival
Digital Ethics
How will AI change your life? HR is next
Regulation
Google, Facebook and other Big Tech companies need to play their position
Disturbing things
The pregnancy-tracking app Ovia lets women record their most sensitive data for themselves — and their boss
Meme of the week
While America Dithers, Europe Gets Busy Crafting Artificial Intelligence Regulations
Snippet of the week
What Are the Values That Drive Decision Making by A.I.?
Meet Gerd on the road
Catch me if you can ;-) For Gerd's Public Calendar -> click the image
Catch me if you can ;-) For Gerd's Public Calendar -> click the image
Gerd's latest
Gerd's Keynote at BuildingTheFuture Lisbon Jan 2019
Our latest podcast: The future humanity: Proaction versus Precaution
Technology vs Humanity: the coming clash of man and machine – Quotes from Gerd's book
Have a look at Gerd's memes and key statements
📌 Gifs and memes; key memes on video
Have a laugh 😂
Introducing Waymo Pet - a self-driving service for pets (April fools')
Robots | Michelob ULTRA Super Bowl 2019
End Note
That’s it for this week’s edition. We’ll be back on April 23, 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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