Faster is Good, Smarter is Good, but >More Human is Great
Technology is not neutral
More than half of the world’s population is online. One million people are added daily. Digitization offers enormous economic and social benefits. But there are also major challenges and risks. Such as unequal access to the Internet and the lack of a global, ethical framework. Then there are issues around security and privacy. Technology has no ethics, but it is not neutral. It contains values and elements that can work for and against humanity. As technology advances, ethics gains importance. Especially as cyberspace becomes further fragmented and threatens the potential of the next generation of technologies. Technology infrastructure failure is seen as one of the most impactful risks in the coming years.[/kw_accordion_excerpt_with_gradient]
REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION?
As digitalization accelerates, it is our humanity that deserves the most attention. Because it will make all the difference in a world of algorithms and smart, self-learning machines. Our future is to become more human, not less human. The danger lies not in the possibility of robots making us obsolete, but in our becoming too much like them.
What does the technological revolution mean for our privacy, secrets, mysteries, serendipity, emotions, intuition, imagination, consciousness, and… our free will?
MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN THREATS?
See how quickly and radically our world is changing and transforming into the digital age. Data is the new oil, artificial intelligence as a new form of electricity and the Internet of Things may well develop into the new nervous system of our world.
Digital giants and social media platforms have left the mighty corporations languishing. Algorithms, AI and robots are poised to steal the show.
What happens to us when machines become truly intelligent? In my work, I focus mainly on the opportunities that technology offers us. To create real progress, for as many people as possible. How does technology work for us instead of us working with technology?
Fate of all and sundry?
2. Mastering AI en Robots
Living and working in radical dependence
3. Era of machine learning and IoT
Futurizing your business
4. Data as a pacesetter of progress?
Smarter is Good, more Human is Great
5. Cybersecurity & digital ethics
From homo economicus to homo verus
7. Technology versus humanity
More opportunities than threats?
8. Expedition 2030: shift happens
Starting points for my work
Six principles for my inspirements
Six principles are central to my work and they articulate what I stand for and what I strive for. You’ll find them in all my keynotes, master classes, workshops, lectures, books and other publications