The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland. Recognised in 2015 by the Swiss authorities as an "other international body" under Switzerland's Host State Act 2007 (HSA, SR 192.12), its mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".

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  • Photographer Platon Antoniou employs his images to highlight social and human rights issues around the world. In this episode of Betazone, he shares his efforts to shed light on the often untold stories of illegal migrants attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. The project was supported by Human Rights Watch and his charitable foundation. Platon's talk was originally published on March 5, 20...

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  • As work becomes increasingly automated, conversations are swirling about whether machines are taking over. We talk to Google Cloud AI chief scientist Fei-Fei Li, as well as Sharan Burrow of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee and Nobel laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides to delve into whether it's time to worry about future job security.

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  • For the second episode of the Forum's Greatest Hits series, we are reposting one of our favourites. Singer and philanthropist Shakira Mebarak discusses her early personal struggles before fame and the wider purpose she found that continues to drive her. The original interview, conducted by NDTV founder Prannoy Roy, was first published on January 17, 2017.

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  • This council looked at the future of the Financial and Monetary systems, comprising the following elements: - Evolving regulatory requirements. - Innovating to rebuild trust and stability in the financial system. - The need for a new underlying financial system blueprint. - Increasing access to and use of financial services. - Harnessing data to benefit risk management and customer interactio...

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  • http://www.weforum.org/ Live from our Industry Strategy Meeting in San Francisco - While blockchain enthusiasts project the technology will account for 10% of global GDP by 2025, skeptics and supporters alike lack the tools to assess the political, security and environmental implications of the technology and digital currencies. When is blockchain right for business?

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  • For those of you worried that you’ve signed up to too many websites, given out too much information and agreed to a few too many terms and conditions, you may think Europe’s new law intended to protect user data (the GDPR) offers answers. But it’s just one piece of this complex puzzle. In this explainer, four digital experts unpack everything from consent to digital detoxes, and the fundamental qu...

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  • The human genome project cost $3 billion and according to one study, has already generated at least $1 trillion of economic activity. Should we now invest $4.7 billion in sequencing the DNA of all eukaryotic life on Earth? Harris Lewin, Professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that this Earth BioGenome Project would deliver returns to human welfar...

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