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5 freaky humanoids in London Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition

FEATURE: Robots could be responsible for the loss of millions of jobs by the year 2020 as part of the “fourth industrial revolution,” according to a World Economic Forum report from January, with customer service, health care, packing, and shipping just some of the industries likely to be affected. Whether or not your next CEO is a […]

The 12 cities with the most trees around the world

There's a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today? To get a clearer picture, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create...Show More Summary

Bank of America summed up the huge change taking places in markets in one simple graphic

For seven years after the financial crisis, it was all about Davos Man. The Davos Man was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the annual global meeting of minds with the mission of improving the state of the world through...Show More Summary

Algorithm can create a bridge between Clinton and Trump supporters

A growing number of people have expressed their concern about high levels of polarization in the society. For instance, the World Economic Forum's report on global risks lists the increasing societal polarization as a threat – and others have suggested that social media might be contributing to this phenomenon. Show More Summary

The problem with inequality

This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) inequality topped the bill as the most discussed issue. Inequality comes in many forms wealth, income, gender, country, age religion, etc. It's such a priority that it's Goal Number 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals- 'to reduce inequality in and between countries'. Show More Summary

The countries most and least optimistic about 2017

Source: World Economic Forum The post The countries most and least optimistic about 2017 appeared first on The Big Picture.

PayPal's CEO reveals the 2 key trends that are driving the fintech revolution

DAVOS, Switzerland — Business Insider Global Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget led a panel focusing on the Global Fintech Revolution. The panel was part of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. One of the panelists was PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman. Show More Summary

Responsible Leadership Is Inclusive Leadership

The Compact for Responsible Business Leadership signed at this year’s World Economic Forum is an important step forward for corporations operating in a global society, but it needs reworking if it is to truly foster long-term societal value.

The reason millennials became obsessed with payment app Venmo has nothing to do with money

DAVOS, Switzerland — Business Insider Global Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget led a panel focusing on the Global Fintech Revolution. The panel was part of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. One of the panelists was PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman. Show More Summary

Firearms at Davos summit meeting

As the World leaders at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos, Switzerland, were busy improving the state of the world there was a great opportunity for firearms paparazzis and spotters to have a look at what’s protecting the VIPs. Show More Summary

ROSS PEROT, JR: Why Rex Tillerson makes me optimistic about US-Russia relations

Business Insider Executive Editor Brett LoGiurato sat down with Perot Group Chairman Ross Perot, Jr. at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. He asked the Dallas-based billionaire what he thinks of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's chances of mending the strained relationship between the United States and Russia. Show More Summary

Broken Trust

"Chaos is the precondition to creativity... Even what has been created needs to be returned to chaos from time to time so that it can be regenerated in more vital form." - Parker J. Palmer At this year's World Economic Forum gathering...Show More Summary

The world view that separates global elites

More than income, certain experiences set up people for a globalist view. Felix Marquardt, founder of think tank Youthonomics, explains at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

He's been a migrant for half his young life

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a 24-year old from Mali who is now a student at Stanford University tells CBS News what's kept him on the move since the age of 12.

The next generation's view on Davos

Only a handful of young people attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here's what one of them -- a New York City high schooler and climate change activist -- had to say.

Migration: "It's what humans do"

What we today call globalization has been going on for tens of thousands of years, argues Youthonomics founder Felix Marquardt at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men under current conditions, study says

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

It's getting harder to be a woman. That's the conclusion of a new study on the Global Gender Gap from the World Economic Forum. The annual review looks at 142 countries, and evaluates women's standing in the world based on four indexes: educational attainment, health, political empowerment and economic participation. The good news: worldwide, men and women […]

How Ross Perot Jr. became the first person to fly a helicopter around the world — no thanks to Russia

DAVOS, Switzerland — We caught up with Perot Group Chairman Ross Perot Jr. at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. If you're somewhat familiar with Perot Jr., you probably know him as the son of billionaire Texan businessman H. Ross...Show More Summary

What new technologies carry the biggest risks?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The World Economic Forum asked "leaders from business, government, academia and nongovernmental and international organizations" to take a survey on the potential risks and benefits of different emerging technologies. They seemed to think the space technologies will have little benefit and pose little risk. Show More Summary

Equality on the Agenda for World Leaders in Davos

HRC was proud to join world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting last week. “The LGBTQ community is under attack across the globe, and that’s why it’s incumbent upon all of us to keep pushing...Show More Summary

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