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3 steps for tech to build a better world

A brighter future? Technology can be a powerful force for good. Image: REUTERS/Jessica Kourkounis Rob Acker CEO, Salesforce.org This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting We often hear that we live in the very best of times. By many measures of human progress, this statement is right. […]

How slums can inspire the micro-cities of the future

Using AI, pooled energy systems and blockchain membership, today’s deprived areas could become the innovation hubs of tomorrow. Image: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui Jonathan Hursh This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Soon, one third of humanity will live in a slum. Our cities are at breaking point. Over […]

The world is changing. Here’s how companies must adapt

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will eliminate millions of jobs and create millions of new ones. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Although we have only seen the beginning, one thing is already clear: the Fourth […]

Google CEO — AI will be bigger than electricity or fire

Sundar Pichai: ‘I’m an optimist’ Image: Manuel Lopez Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Artificial Intelligence will save us not destroy us, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, said at Davos. “AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more profound than electricity […]

How drones, data and AI are changing the property sector

‘Proptech’ harnesses digital tech to change the way we buy, sell and think about property. Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yip Anthony Couse, CEO, JLL Asia Pacific This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting A drone the size of one’s palm buzzes 50 metres up a skyscraper in downtown Singapore. Tracing […]

Are you ready for the third generation of work?

A humanoid robot works side-by-side with employees in the assembly line at a Japanese factory. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato Pierre Nanterme, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Accenture This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting There are reasons to be optimistic as we begin 2018. Self-sustaining growth in the […]

Society is fractured. These innovators at Davos are fixing it

Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum Geneva This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting When robotics entrepreneur Keller Rinaudo, started his first company at the age of 23, the number of drone strikes in Afghanistan were at an all-time high. “Most robotic companies were building […]

Incremental development: what it is and why you should care

China’s crop yield only needs to grow 2% each year to feed its growing population. Image: REUTERS/Stringer Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant LLC This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting The idea that small actions, repeated over time, can inspire significant change is […]