Debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In The World Economic Forum Abu Dhabi session on October 27, there was an interesting debate about the fourth industrial revolution.  Humankind is at the threshold of a new industrial revolution driven by the confluence of a staggering range of emerging technologies. How will politics, economies and societies be transformed?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution debate

The participants were:

  • Justine Cassell, Associate Vice-Provost, Technology Strategy and Impact, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia; Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security
  • Lee Sang-Yup, Distinguished Professor and Director, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Chemistry, Advanced Materials & Biotechnology
  • Andrew D. Maynard, Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, USA; Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology
  • Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer and Vice-President, IBM Corporation, USA; Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies

Below is a one hour video of the event, moderated by Mark Spelman, Future of the Internet Initiative, World Economic Forum.

Abu Dhabi 2015: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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