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Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdoms, curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard - Issue #28

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April 3 · Issue #28 · 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.

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Gerd Leonhard
Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, CEO The Futures Agency

Welcome to the 28th issue of our Humanity Futures newsletter, part of our continuing #TechVsHuman conversation. This newsletter is co-created by Futures Agency Curator Peter Van.
Following some great feedback on last week’s edition, and we’ll now be publishing on a weekly basis. There was a lot of news this week, but we have worked to pick our favourites. If you want to hang onto the entire firehose, you can still follow Gerd’s fav readings via
Live long and prosper!
Gerd & Peter.
📌 Need more context to understand our weekly futurist updates? Try Gerd’s best-selling book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, now available in 11 languages. 👈

Can we stop robots outsmarting humanity?
Is AI a danger for Humanity? Well… it’s complicated!
Is AI a danger for Humanity? Well… it’s complicated!
The global battle for the internet is just starting
Artificial Intelligence For Good: Preserving Our Cultural Heritage
A virtual time machine for Venice
The broader picture
Apple partners with Aetna to launch health app
Daimler, BMW bosses see trust as biggest asset for their new mobility services JV
Societal Impact of Technology
What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere?
Listen to Gerd's podcast "The Automation of Society"
Listen to Gerd's podcast "The Automation of Society"
Education and learning
Google and the Pentagon clash over AI in China
Selling hamburgers with AI? McDonalds loves it
Big tech embraces data ethics to avoid scrutiny & accountability 📌
Convergence of technology and biology
The biggest revolution in gene editing: Crispr-Cas9 explained
Crispr-Cas9 explained: the biggest revolution in gene editing
Estonia plans an AI-powered "Robot Judge"
IA, AI and AGI: will the machines take-over?
Google's new “AI council” is already controversial
Digital Ethics
The Frontier of Business Growth and Security is Ethics (says Bill Wilkie)
Gartner Research: Digital Ethics is #1 topic in technology in 2019
New economic systems for a world of abundance
The unethical greed of Deliveroo and Uber Eats
The Facebook 'Digital Ethics' case study
Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules 👈
Asking the Wrong Questions of YouTube and Facebook After New Zealand
Facebook Acting Like A Spoiled Teenager About Data And Privacy
Disturbing things
All the Crime, All the Time: How Citizen Works
Camera Above the Classroom
No sugarcoating: this is surveillance
No sugarcoating: this is surveillance
Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor
Bill Gates calls the pursuit of immortality “egocentric.” Maybe he’s right?
He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’
Forbes Insights: The Growing Marketplace For AI Ethics
Meme of the week
Instagram and Snapchat Are Ruining Our Memories
Snippet of the week
What's the purpose of humanity if machines can learn ingenuity? 🤖
Gerd's Public Calendar
Check out my calendar on my upcoming speaking engagements
Gerd's latest
Wild Wild Web (Tim Cole)
Introducing Tombot
MVP of Tombot, your artificial pet companion
End Note
That’s it for this week’s edition. We’ll be back on April 9, 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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