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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Life in 2030: Humankind and the Machine

The world is on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation? – What are the game-changing technologies? – What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – What If: Robots Go to War?

Remarkable advances in artificial intelligence may soon have implications for the future of warfare. What if autonomous weapon systems replace both soldiers and generals? Join an in-depth discussion that explores the possible, plausible and probable impacts of artificial intelligence on defence systems. This session was developed in partnership with TIME. Speakers: · Sir Roger Carr, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – The New Energy Equation

In a world characterized by increasing uncertainty about the future demand and supply of energy, how are economies navigating new barriers and opportunities? On the agenda: – Future oil prices and demand – Changing energy and climate policies – Digital and renewable energy innovation Speakers: ·Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. ·Kirill Dmitriev, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – The Future of Growth: Technology-Driven, Human-Centred

What systemic changes are required to ensure that technology can serve humanity to its fullest potential? Speakers: -Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA. -Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management, USA. -Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels. -Maurice Lévy, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Global Science Outlook

What are the top issues on the global science agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead? On the agenda: – Incentivizing science for societal impact – Role of business in science – Public trust and reliability of research findings. Speakers: -Elizabeth Blackburn, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA. -Suzanne Fortier, …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Priorities for the United States in 2016

From battling violent extremism to fighting climate change, is the United States in a position to take the lead? Speakers: -Christopher Coons, Senator from Delaware (Democrat), USA. -Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, USA. -Michael Froman, US Trade Representative. -Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader and Congressman from California (Republican), 23rd District, USA. …

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World Economic Forum: Global Science Outlook

How will science solve global problems and change our lives? Dimensions to be addressed: – Tackling climate change – Solving great mysteries, from the brain to the cosmos – Establishing the science-driven economies of the future • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council, Belgium • Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, USA; Global …

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World Economic Forum: Philippines 2014 | Climate Smart Growth

How can government and business leaders prepare for a climate-resilient future? Dimensions to be addressed: – Capturing the opportunities for energy decarbonization – Catalysing climate-resilient investment: making it happen – Promoting liveable cities for future competitiveness Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Dong Kwan Kim, Managing …

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World Economic Forum: East Asia 2014 | Rethinking Economic Growth

Can growth, as the prime objective of the economic system, be made more inclusive and sustainable? Dimensions to be addressed: – Understanding economic limitations to define new growth models – Shifting policies and values to transition towards new growth models – Measuring growth beyond GDP to better reflect economic health Particpants: • Fu Jun, Executive …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Rethinking Global Food Security

What environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security? Dimensions to be addressed: – Changing climate and weather patterns – Addressing demands of an emerging global middle class – Strengthening efficient agricultural value chains Speakers: · Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria · Shenggen Fan, …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Building Resilience to Natural Disasters

Published on Feb 1, 2014 The devastation caused by extreme weather events consistent with the increased risk of climate change will continue to inflict heavy social and financial costs. How can natural disasters be better anticipated and managed? Speakers: · Baroness Amos, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York; Global Agenda …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda

Published on Feb 1, 2014 Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda. The European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank will hold a joint press conference to discuss opportunities for global climate and energy action, following the publication of the EU’s climate and energy framework to 2030. Speakers: • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Changing the Climate for Growth and Development

Published on Jan 24, 2014 An unprecedented international effort will be made in September during the UN General Assembly to energize leaders to successfully negotiate a climate change agreement and set new goals for ending extreme poverty globally. How can government and business work together to ensure that this extraordinary effort leads to action? Speakers: …

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