Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Humanist, CEO of The Futures Agency

Gerd Leonhard is a futurist and a humanist, author of ‘Technology vs. Humanity’ and CEO of The Futures Agency.

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Will machines replace humans in the future worklife?

In this Futurebuilders podcast together with Gerd Leonhard and our daring host Teemu Uotila we will find out:

  • Is it necessary for everyone to have a job in the future?
  • Will machines replace humans?
  • How can you prepare for future worklife?
Podcast highlights
  • 2:50 What is the difference between artificial intelligence and natural intelligence?
  • 6:10 When AI reaches general intelligence things will get interesting and dangerous
  • 8:30 Using machines changes the way we interact and by that they are changing our culture rapidly
  • 10:25 The 7%-38%-55% rule of communication, do we destroy part of humanity while communicating via machines?
  • 16:40 In ten years we might have a computers with unlimited processing power and then the machines can become something we don’t recognize today
  • 19:25 We should not compete machines with logic but rather with creativity, understanding, compassion and anything that is not binary 
  • 23:08 What will happen when mundane jobs disappear and we can’t define ourselves through our work? Can we separate work from money?
  • 29:55 One day we might have unlimited power and water supplies for everyone and that will chance the economic system
  • 31:25 Vast knowledge does not make someone or something automatically a professional, we also need understanding to become experts in anything
  • 33:21 Could we survive if we had the potential to become superhumans?
  • 38:50 There is four important things we should be careful with in the future.
  • 40:08 Who has the responsibility of the innovations impact - companies, government or individuals?
  • 58:50 We should worry more about humanity than jobs
  • 1:04:36 We will invent new jobs when we need them and when the opportunity knocks
The future is here tomorrow. Listen to Futurebuilders’ podcast with Gerd Leonhard today.