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The World Economic Forum's channel features four podcast series: - "A Glimpse into the Future" explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas can help us shape our future. - "Mapping Global Transformations" is a podcast series featuring ...Show More
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44:57 | Nov 29th, 2018

In the second episode of this season, we collaborate with Azeem Azhar, host of Exponential View, and member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Digital Economy and Society. This episode features Azeem in conversation with Anousheh ...Show More

33:43 | Nov 15th, 2018

In the first episode of this season, we collaborate with Azeem Azhar, host of Exponential View, and member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Digital Economy and Society. This episode features Azeem in conversation with Lisa Witte...Show More

12:48 | Jun 29th, 2018

What are the most significant trends we are seeing as city administrations prepare for the fourth industrial revolution and what can we expect in the coming years? Is all the technology innovation we see in consumer markets really necessary for all c...Show More

08:26 | Jun 15th, 2018

What value does the global financial system provide to society today? How do financial systems get decentralized? Looking to the next 10-15 years, what are the positive and negative scenarios, and what actions need to be taken now? In this week’s ep...Show More

14:59 | Jun 15th, 2018

After a number of years of economic crisis, can we now be optimistic about the progress of the global economy? What are the implications of the backlash against globalization? With the coming of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, what new opportunitie...Show More

13:24 | May 25th, 2018

What are the major demographic trends shaping the future of consumption? What will the major groupings of consumer archetypes be in the future? What role will our evolving values play in this shift in consumer trends? How can we ensure that we have a...Show More

12:56 | May 9th, 2018

We don't think about space technologies that much, but why are they important and how do they touch our everyday lives? What are the main challenges and trends in the space realm? In terms of rules and regulations in regards to space, what do we need...Show More

13:47 | Apr 20th, 2018

How optimistic can we be about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? What positive or negative trends are we seeing that serve as deciders in achieving the SDGs? What are some of the new fourth industrial revolution technologies that might giv...Show More

19:45 | Mar 29th, 2018

How do we transition from fossil fuels—and can we do it smoothly? How can we ensure access to modern energy and electricity for all in the transition? What types of policies will it take to get there and how can they become reality? What do we not k...Show More
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14:17 | Mar 23rd, 2018

After the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what are the main areas of progress we have seen? Which emerging technologies could be a game changer for human rights protection and enforcement in the future and how? Which on...Show More
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18:36 | Mar 9th, 2018

How are Behavioural Sciences applied in our economy and society currently? What opportunities will they open up in the next 10-15 years? Which sectors can profit most? What are the risks with these tools being used for the wrong reasons? In this we...Show More
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33:05 | Mar 6th, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an event of dizzying complexity and scale, but it is fundamentally of our own creation. Its story has not been written and its outcomes are not determined. It is our actions, in their millions, that will shape its ...Show More
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31:33 | Feb 27th, 2018

Who will reap the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Will it be the top 1% at the expense of the rest of us, or will the proceeds be shared equitably enough to make it worthwhile for everyone? Voters in the rich world are already showing s...Show More
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28:11 | Feb 20th, 2018

The business of government has remained cautiously analogue as our lives have digitised, and perhaps there are good enough reasons for that. Nonetheless, a new generation of digital democrats is afoot, with plans to infuse legislatures everywhere wit...Show More
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23:12 | Feb 14th, 2018

What are the main challenges that the world is facing currently in the space of international security? How will the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution change this space? How can the international community ensure that these po...Show More
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33:38 | Feb 13th, 2018

As advances in AI and robotics threaten to put millions of people out of jobs, there is profound concern about the future of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Will human ingenuity dream up new forms of productive employment? Is the gig econom...Show More
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31:57 | Feb 6th, 2018

With advances in genetic engineering, neuroscience, pharmaceuticals and prosthetics, are we poised to enter a ‘post-human’ era? Will we jettison the limits nature imposed, even up to mortality itself? If so, to what end? Who will have access to these...Show More
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37:46 | Jan 30th, 2018

How can regulators assess the risks and mitigate them sensibly without stifling the enormous potential benefits that Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies have to offer? In episode 5 of ‘Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, we examine some ...Show More
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31:30 | Jan 23rd, 2018

How do you educate children for a future whose main characteristic is ambiguous change? How will new technologies impact what we need to learn, as well as how we do it? Can AI create personal tutors for all? Can entrepreneurialism and independence jo...Show More
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33:48 | Jan 19th, 2018

Whatever else the First Industrial Revolution may have been, it was an environmental calamity. As we now know, the practice of mining and burning fossil fuels on a massive scale was profoundly consequential for our planetary development. Does the Fou...Show More
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33:20 | Jan 19th, 2018

The promise of Artificial Intelligence is enormous in almost every sphere it touches; education, health, agriculture and care, to name just a few sectors. AI has clear potential to transform outcomes in just a few years. As ever, risks abound, with a...Show More
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26:35 | Jan 19th, 2018

Humanity is embarking on an age of technological change more profound than any before it. With history as our guide, we know that massive social change will follow in its wake. In episode one of ‘Shaping the Industrial Revolution’, we introduce the f...Show More
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11:34 | Jan 12th, 2018

What does digital transformation in manufacturing supply chains look like? How will digital disruption affect the manufacturing ecosystem? What are the major concerns we need to look out for as this digital transformation takes place, for example, in...Show More
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14:33 | Jan 12th, 2018

In this episode, Torbjørn Netland, Chair of Production and Operations Management at ETH Zurich, discusses four megatrends shaping the future of production. These are key technological developments, changes in consumer expectations, sustainability, an...Show More
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23:27 | Oct 20th, 2017

Where do we stand globally in terms of digital integration and where can we expect to be in the next 5-10 years? What will be the biggest impact of the digitalization of our economy? What are the biggest opportunities that the digital transformation ...Show More
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14:37 | Oct 20th, 2017

What are key trends in the global innovation and entrepreneurship landscape that we should be excited about? What trends/challenges should we be concerned about? How can we proactively manage the risk of widening inequalities due to the Fourth Indust...Show More
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29:38 | Sep 21st, 2017

What is the next big transformation of the industrial internet? How will the internet of things and the use of data transform our industries worldwide? How do we make a digital trade ecosystem work in an efficient and fair way? What are the biggest c...Show More
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24:08 | Sep 1st, 2017

What is the current state of play and the strategic lines of thinking in the humanitarian system? What are the technologies that will play a role in the humanitarian system in the next 10-15 years – what is an optimistic scenario for their use and wh...Show More
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33:49 | Jul 21st, 2017

What will some of the biggest developments be in neuroscience in the next 10-15 years? Will we still have total control over our own decisions or will we lose this control? What are some of the most important or inspiring developments at the intersec...Show More
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24:24 | Jul 14th, 2017

What are the current challenges facing the phenomenon of global migration? How has the debate around migration changed in the last ten years and how will it continue to develop over the next ten years? What can and must governments do to strive towar...Show More
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18:48 | Jul 7th, 2017

What are the ethical dilemmas that new technologies will pose to our societies? What values should be driving technology development and application? How can we create policies that ensure our most critical values are safeguarded by unintentional eff...Show More
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24:04 | Jun 21st, 2017

In this episode, Will Knottenbelt, Professor at Imperial College London, and Catherine Mulligan, Research Fellow at Imperial College London, both co-directors of the Imperial College Centre of Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, describe key dev...Show More
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19:36 | Jun 16th, 2017

Where should we expect specialized robots that can interact safely with their environment to be in the near future? What is the entrepreneurial system around these today, and how will the emerging investment trends shape their development? Which sect...Show More
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32:34 | Jun 9th, 2017

Which emerging technologies could help us in our efforts to preserve the environment? How can they maximize the efficiency of our use of natural resources? What are the risks that these new technologies could bring about for our environment, and what...Show More
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15:23 | Jun 8th, 2017

In this episode, Doug McCauley, Professor at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Director of the Benioff Ocean Initiative, describes the key challenges, developments, and implications of the Fourth Industri...Show More
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24:15 | May 19th, 2017

What is Artificial General Intelligence and what will it mean if we ever get to develop it? What are the biggest risks of widespread Artificial Intelligence for our society? Can we shape the way it is introduced in our everyday life? In this week’s ...Show More
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17:44 | May 12th, 2017

What is quantum computing and how does it work? How will it affect the digital world in the near future? What type of problems will it help us solve? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Professor Jeremy O' Brien, Direct...Show More
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18:19 | May 5th, 2017

How does direct brain-computer interaction work? Will we control computers and machines with our thoughts soon? How will the advances in the field of neurotechnologies impact our health and educational systems - but also society as a whole - in the n...Show More
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17:36 | Apr 28th, 2017

How far are we in developing intelligent robots that can live and operate safely among us? Will robots in the future take our jobs, or help us do our jobs better? How do we design robots that can follow our ethical and moral codes? In this week’s ep...Show More
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21:40 | Apr 7th, 2017

What are the biggest challenges in healthcare currently? How does a human-centric health system look like? How will digital technologies, big data and precision medicine change the way we are diagnosed and treated in the future? In this weeks episod...Show More
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18:39 | Mar 31st, 2017

What is the technology behind the Bitcoin and how does it work? What applications will it have in our day to day lives? What sectors and industries will it disrupt? Are we prepared for the Blockchain Revolution? In this weeks episode of "A Glimpse i...Show More
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16:19 | Mar 30th, 2017

How much do we understand about how our brain works? Which technologies leverage this new understanding? What will be their impact on our day-to-day lives? How can we ensure that the benefits of brain technologies don’t create an even bigger divide b...Show More
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18:23 | Mar 16th, 2017

How close are we in having completely autonomous systems? How will autonomous vehicles and drones integrate in our lives? Will we accept "killer robots" to be developed? In this week’s interview, we talk to Mary "Missy" Cummings, Director of the Hum...Show More
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13:22 | Mar 15th, 2017

"A Glimpse into the Future” gives you access to insights from some of the world’s leading experts, who explore how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas can help us actively shape our future. In this week’s interview, we talk to Alan Cohn, ...Show More
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07:14 | Mar 9th, 2017

This week we are talking tax and robots. Bill Gates thinks we should slow down the speed of automation by taxing robots for the work they are taking from humans. But not everyone agrees.
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06:48 | Mar 3rd, 2017

"We’re a nation with an economy, not an economy just in some global marketplace with open borders, but we are a nation with a culture…and a reason for being."  — Steve Bannon Will President Trump's chief strategic advisor's ideas survive their encoun...Show More
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20:11 | Mar 2nd, 2017

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a podcast series that gives you access to ideas and insights of some of the world’s greatest experts. In this week’s interview, we talk with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia and co-chair of the World E...Show More
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13:41 | Feb 24th, 2017

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a podcast series that gives you access to the ideas and insights of some of the world’s greatest experts. In this week’s interview, we talk with Professor Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology Strategy & Impac...Show More
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26:10 | Feb 17th, 2017

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us...Show More
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18:53 | Feb 9th, 2017

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a new podcast series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas c...Show More
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16:44 | Jan 11th, 2017

What you said, one week out from Davos 2017 - a short introduction to what we are looking forward to at the Annual Meeting, as well as a lookback over some of the lessons learned in 2016 about what works, and what doesn't, for engaging the great glob...Show More
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07:04 | Jan 5th, 2017

In this week's podcast, Adrian Monck talks about how to understand Davos, ahead of the Annual Meeting 2017, January 17-20.
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08:43 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Economists don’t like Christmas. Why should rational economic actors withhold consumption, then engage in orgiastic eating and drinking and unnecessary spending? Why should they spend money on gifts, the value of which is almost certainly less to the...Show More
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11:19 | Dec 20th, 2016

In this last edition of What you Said for 2016, what you said about a survey that showed that young people do not think democracy is as important as old people. And we look at what would happen if everyone went vegetarian. Queries or comments to mh...Show More
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14:30 | Dec 13th, 2016

In this weekly audio programme, I dive into the comments and questions on our most popular posts on Facebook and Twitter and pull the gems out of the slime. This week what happens when you present the results of a gender study that shows that female ...Show More
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07:23 | Dec 8th, 2016

In this week's podcast, Adrian Monck examines the mass proliferation of 'fake news' and charts how forces of paranoia and resentment underpin this dangerous form of online disinformation.
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10:03 | Dec 6th, 2016

Each week, What you said trawls throught eh comment stream and feedback channels across the World Economic Forum's Facebook, Twitter, email and other digital channels to find out what you think and report back on what you said. Then we look forward t...Show More
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08:55 | Dec 1st, 2016

What happens when there aren't enough people? This week, Adrian Monck looks at population decline.
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15:54 | Nov 24th, 2016

In this week's podcast, Adrian Monck talks about what we can learn about today’s global issues by applying modern day economic thinking to the fall of Ancient Rome.
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09:06 | Nov 17th, 2016

Much of the narrative around the American Presidential election revolved around a "country" versus "city" conflict. In this podcast, Adrian Monck says the real conflict is not between the country and the city, but between the cities we have now, and ...Show More
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08:08 | Nov 10th, 2016

In the wake of the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States, Adrian Monck draws from the New York Review of Books, GQ and the World Economic Forum's 2011 Risk Report to examine how much power leaders really have.
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07:42 | Nov 3rd, 2016

In this first weekly audio programme of On Our Radar, Adrian Monck looks at the history, the causes and the consequences of populism. On our Radar this week draws from three articles: An excerpt from a political pamphlet by JP Kay, a doctor in Manch...Show More
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28:25 | Dec 1st, 2015

Government leaders are preparing to meet in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties, or COP21, climate negotiations. The world is looking to COP21 for a crucial agreement from all countries to take action to limit the emissions of carbon dioxide...Show More
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34:50 | Nov 24th, 2015

This episode of the World Economic Forum podcast will explore the changing role of robots as teammates, heroes and companions. In what way are robots and technology beginning to integrate with humanity and change the way we live our lives? How can ro...Show More
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35:09 | Jun 4th, 2015

In this week’s podcast, we’re featuring an interview with Shimon Peres, former president of Israel, on the impact of the Israeli elections in the prospect for peace. The interview took place at our meeting in the Middle East and North Africa 2015, a...Show More