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On the Agenda: Fourth Industrial Revolution

This week the Russian Federation became the fifteenth country to join the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. Explore how Forum thought leaders are shaping the innovation agenda in the pieces below. Three experts offer three predictions for the future of responsible technology. To raise the $2 trillion needed to cut the digital divide in half, a plan for sustainable social financing. Virtual doctors are just the start: the smart technologies transforming healthcare. To turbocharge rural development, ideas to spread smart city benefits to small villages. How engineering animals and plants could help fight climate change.

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On our radar: Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This week, explore insights from around the web on how innovation is changing business dynamics. Improving deep learning may soon be financially unsustainable. Is it time to hire a chief metaverse officer? China has won the AI battle with the US, says the former Pentagon software chief.


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Highlights from media coverage of Forum initiatives and publications this past week.


The role of nuclear power in the energy transition. Cites Energy Transition Index Report. (Financial Times)


The ASEAN digital generation. Findings from a Forum survey of ASEAN youth. (Straits Times)


The UK faces a $132 billion biodiversity funding shortfall. Draws data from the New Nature Economy Report. (Bloomberg)


An interview with the Forum nature and biodiversity lead. (Eco Business)


The world will discard 57 million tonnes of electronics this year. References white paper A New Circular Vision for Electronics. (BBC News)