'Intelligent machines' are increasingly interconnecting. The Internet of Things is imminent, with sensor networks and mobile devices connecting everyone and everything everywhere in the near future., Singularity' -- the moment of when machines become as capable as humans -- is quickly becoming a buzzword that rivals Social Media. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is certain to play a role everywhere, and robots are dropping in price dramatically while gaining quickly in functionality and skills. Exponential technological progress is evident everywhere -- but how will we -- as linear beings -- cope with this increasing empowerment of software and machines, the tremendous gain in the flow of real-time information, and the far-reaching implications that these developments will have? How will we keep up with thousands of real-time datafeeds, the ever-increasing volume, variety and depth of input, the tsunami of incoming communications and the rapidly improving smartness -- and increasingly deep intelligence -- of software, devices and machines? Will humans need to be 'augmented', soon, in order to keep up, and if so, where will this take us? What will happen to our ethics in a world of ultra-smart intelligent agents, artificial intelligence and the coming 'trans-humanism'?
Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland futuristgerd.com
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