Artificial Intelligence: it will kill us | Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon

The pure truth that nobody wants to hear – do you?

US defence expert Jay Tuck was news director of the daily news program ARD-Tagesthemen and combat correspondent for GermanTelevision in two Gulf Wars. He has produced over 500 segments for the network. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines throughout Europe, including Cicero, Focus, PC-Welt, Playboy, Stern, Welt am Sonntag and ZEITmagazin.

He is the author of a widely acclaimed book on electronic intelligence activities, “High-Tech Espionage” (St. Martin’s Press), published in fourteen countries. He is Executive Producer for a weekly technology magazine on international television in the Arab world.

For his latest book “Evolution without us – Will AI kill us?” he researched at US drone bases, the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and AI research institutions. His lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs.

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Published on Jan 31, 2017


Artificial Intelligence: The Blessings and the Curse
Will AI kill us?

Artificial Intelligence, “the next big thing”, is changing our world dramatically and it is no longer just menial jobs that are threatened. Slowly, surely, we are ceding responsibility to major sectors of our society to intelligent software, passing control to machines in management and marketing, government and finance. While the advantages are enormous, many of the greatest thinkers of our time believe AI is a threat far greater than nuclear weapons. After two and a half years of investigative research at secret drone bases, intelligence authorities and AI research institutions, Jay Tuck has deep insight into AI. His book is making headlines across Europe. His talks are accompanied by multimedia video and exclusive photographs.

Invisible Wars
How Cyber-Technology has changed Military Conflict

Remote-controlled combat drones are killing enemies in faraway lands, invisible to the public eye, beyond the reach of democratic control. Washington’s highest intelligence officer James Clapper has declared cyber warfare to be a greater threat to world security than terrorism. Power grids and communication networks, water supplies and world finance are in danger. What are the weapons of cyber warfare? Are intelligence agencies exaggerating again? Or could a cyber attack destroy our civilisation?


About Jay Tuck

Consultant Speaker (1985 – today)
Europe / USA

Jay Tuck consults for international companies on media politics, as well as strategies for business in the Middle East. As a speaker, he has appeared with Chambers of Commerce in Hamburg and Dubai, Emirates Economic Forum, Hamburg Ratsherrenrunde, German Association of Women Entrepreneurs and the World Bank.

He is represented by the London Speakers Bureau. His vita appears in Wikipedia.

Airtime Dubai Ltd (2004 – present)

ARD German Television Network (1971 – 2004)
Hamburg, Germany

Other Journalism (1971 – present)
Europe / USA

Author (1985 – 1987)
Europe / USA

IT Consulting (1989 – 1995)

Pre-Europe Work Experience (1968 – 1969)
New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Jay Nelson Tuck, Jr. (born April 25, 1945) is an American journalist, television producer, author, voice talent and lecturer.

During his 35-year-employment with ARD German Television, Tuck worked as an investigative reporter, a war correspondent in Iraq and Executive Producer of the daily network news magazine ARD-Tagesthemen. In 2001 he founded Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company based in the United Arab Emirates, where he produces Arabic-language programming for 40 million viewers. As voice talent Tuck can be heard on international commercials and cinema trailers.

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