World Economic Forum, 2016

World Economic Forum, 2016

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World Economic Forum, 2016

Davos, Switzerland, January 2016

For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme.

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world, where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how best to navigate the future.

The theme for this Davos was the New Industrial Revolution with a focus on the future of robotics, digital technology and learning, artificial intelligence. The key question is: How will humanity be affected and how will our communities evolve socially, politically, environmentally, economically to adapt to these changes.

The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Clearly, it’s also been an 2015 with the International signing of both the UN 2030 Sustainability Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement; and yet now we as a global society will need to deliver on those promises. While the potential for innovation and shifted investment toward new clean energy and efficient, zero waste cities becomes very exciting; the fourth industrial revolution is indeed a double-edged sword.

Our cities are getting smarter, our world more technologically connected, but our drones, killer robots, and cyber wars more sophisticated and the threat of conflict more pronounced. But, could the fourth industrial revolution with its supercomputing, artificially intelligent robots voice-over our human natural intelligence-innate, native, natural wisdom?

Our Natural Intelligent Agent Amber was there in Davos and will share her thoughts in her second chapter of Living Principles. Stay tuned!!!

World Economic Forum, 2016

Catherine Cunningham
Catherine Cunningham, PhD

Since 2007, Catherine has led Eikosphere.LLC – delivering development strategies, communications, interactive media, photography galleries, and short films on social, environmental issues for world leaders in business and government committed to the integrated bottom line. She launched in 2015 a new lifestyle brand called Natural Intelligence to promote the human+nature connection and healthy living. She is now producing a series of short films with Natural Intelligence Media, entitled Earth Legends for global clients starting in 2016-2017. Catherine has travelled, wrote, photographed in 67 countries; interviewed 100’s of thought leaders on Global Change for Eikosphere’s creative, strategic, media projects and Nature’s Reflection Photography (since 2004).

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