Futurist Gerd Leonhard's notes on Stuart Russell's powerful new book on AI: Human Compatible
"The next decade will determine whether we human beings have what it takes to rise to the occasion of our own, imposed obsolescence"
As technology races ahead, how do we protect our humanity? By investing as much in humanity as we do in technology. Hear futurist Gerd Leonhard talk with WBCSD Managing Director Filippo Veglio about what this means for sustainability, the future of work, and the business community.
People learn how to be brave, said Aristotle, by doing brave things. So, too, with honesty, justice, loyalty, caring, listening, and counselling
Perhaps in the industrial age and even in the so-called information society we’ve been pretending to be inhuman all along, to be ‘better machines’ - and now it’s time to give up the act: Our ultimate job is to be human. As the third decade of the twenty-first century kicks off, let’s transcend our love-affair with ‘digital transformation’ and ‘exponential technologies’ and rediscover what it means to be human.
This article accompanies today's release of my new film “How the Future Works”. First, I’ll show what’s happening right now, and why I think it’s urgent to ponder the future of work, jobs, education and training. Then I’ll talk about what we, personally, can do: and lastly I’ll lay out what governments and societies need to do to ensure that our future will be mostly heaven.