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Technology vs. Humanity?

with Gerd Leonhard

· Professional Service

In this episode of The Aligned Leader, I interview Gerd Leonhard, Author, Futurist and CEO of The Futures Agency, on his take on Technology vs. Humanity.

Are humans simply a very intelligent version of machines or are we fundamentally different?

How do governments and policy makers need to adjust to a more global governance model in the digital age?

How do we make sure AI and other emerging technologies are not exploited and used for evil purposes?

This and more in the interview with Gerd. Join the conversation and watch the video interview below.

About Gerd Leonhard

Listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015), Gerd Leonhard’s work focusses on the future of humanity and technology, digital transformation, big data, automation, AI and robotics, media, content, marketing and advertising, telecommunications, culture and tourism, banking and financial services, government and leadership. In his keynotes, presentations, workshops and advisory sessions Gerd often addresses topics such as digital darwinism and the challenges of digital transformation, the redefinition of human-machine relationships, the future of work and jobs, privacy in the era of big data, the sharing economy, and many more. His presentations are renowned for a hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, humorous and motivating style.

Gerd is a much sought-after speaker, having presented at more than 1500 events in 50+ countries since 2005. His list of clients include Google, Sony, UBS, Mastercard, Unilever, Lloyds Bank, WWF, Nokia, The Guardian, Telkom Indonesia, Siemens, RTL, ITV, BBC, France Telecom, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, MTN, The Financial Times, DDB, Ogilvy, Omnicom, The EU Commission, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, VISA, and many others. Gerd Leonhard is a member of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, London). He resides in Zürich, Switzerland.