Gerd Leonhard, Keynote Speaker, Futurist & Humanist, Author, CEO The Futures Agency, Film-Maker
Gerd’s passions are the future of humanity, culture, society, and business in the face of exponential technological progress. In a world dominated by technology, data and algorithms, robots and intelligent machines, what will it mean to be human? Are humans and machines really destined to ‘converge’? What do we need to do, today, to make sure that human happiness and collective ﬂourishing remain the most important objectives? Is our current economic system suitable for a future were technology is virtually unlimited?
In his keynotes, talks, presentations, and seminars, Gerd addresses topics such as digital ethics (the ethics of technology), artiﬁcial intelligence (AI), the future of work and jobs, rebooting education, the digital transformation of business and society, the future of politics, and many more, focusing on the next 5-10 years.
Speaking about this years event, Gerd said “I’m really looking forward to coming to Bristol, one the UK’s leading tech hotspots and presenting in front of one of the most iconic engineering feats of the 20th century, Concorde, at it’s home in Filton, Bristol. It provides an amazing backdrop to look at how far we have come and far we will soon travel through the technology revolution in the 21st century. I can’t wait to join you at the 2019 Bristol Technology Showcase”
Gerd’s latest, best-selling book is “Technology vs. Humanity”, now available in 10+ languages, http://www.techvshuman.com. Gerd is also a ﬁlm-maker, you can view his videos on YouTube http://www.gerdtube.com.