Davos Agenda: What you need to know about technology

“Take a look at AI. There are more than 80 international standards and frameworks governing the use and ethics of AI, but this can impose ‘burdensome and sometimes conflicting obligations on organizations operating across national boundaries,’ said the Forum’s Global Risk Report 2020.

‘The proliferation of standards also makes it more difficult for countries and companies to converge on a single one as more AI-enabled systems are adopted. Even more critical, international and national policies are not keeping up with technological advances,’ the report explained.”


AI Weekly: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Marc Benioff, and the future of the world

  • “The future of AI was a main topic at Davos this week, but it was also on the mind of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a woman quickly becoming the most popular freshman Congresswoman in recent memory.
  • According to a Brookings Institution report out this week, AI will create some jobs and disrupt many others, disproportionately affecting certain occupations (production, food services, transportation), cities (Toledo, Ohio; Fresno, California), states (Indiana and Kentucky), and segments of the population (men, people of color, and people with no bachelor’s degree).”


Everything you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will take center stage at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland.

Simply put, the Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to how technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are merging with humans’ physical lives. Think of voice-activated assistants, facial ID recognition or digital health-care sensors.

It took 75 years for 100 million people to get access to the telephone; the gaming app “Pokemon Go” hooked that many users in less than one month in 2016.”