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Davos 2016 WEF

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016. 20-23 January 2016 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

World Economic Forum will witness a host of celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio, rock legend Bono and rapper

Global Agenda
Davos 2016
Fourth Industrial Revolution

Recap of Davos 2016

By Ceri Parker and Stéphanie Thomson

Saturday 23 January 2016

Are we on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution? Most participants in Davos think so. And it’s unlike anything we’ve ever experienced: “As a society, we are entering uncharted territory,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told participants on the last day of this year’s Annual Meeting.

Less clear, however, is the impact this revolution will have on entire industries, regions and societies around the world. Will it be a force for good or evil? Will it provide new opportunities for all, or will it exacerbate inequalities?

It was these questions that framed the four-day meeting, and which were summed up by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a special address on the first day of Davos: “We don’t want technology simply because it’s dazzling. We want it, create it and support it because it improves people’s lives.” But does it?

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