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!!!