Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution
By The World Economic Forum
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing everything – from the way we relate to each other, to the way our economies work, to what it means to be human. We cannot let the brave new world technology is creating simply emerge. We must shape the future we want to live in. In this 10 part podcast series James Bray and Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen talk to the world’s leading technologists and ethicists about how we can put humanity at the centre of our future.
||Clean10. Getting Involved||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...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. An Inclusive Revolution?||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...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Your Government Needs Updating||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 with..||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Work in the 4IR||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 economy..||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Beyond Human?||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...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution||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...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution||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...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. A Revolution for the Environment?||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...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Artificial Intelligence and you||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...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?||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...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love that the World Economic Forum has managed to put a word on what is going on today in the world: the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our government and society needs to understand that era and adapt our education system to it. Thank you Anne-Marie and James for having me on the podcast!
Informed and relevant - what a great podcast!
Converging technologies are already transforming our lives, and these transformations and disruptions are only going to get bigger and faster. This series of podcasts from the World Economic Forum provides a nuanced, sophisticated and highly accessible perspective on the challenges and opportubities we face as a society, and how to thrive in this "fourth industrial revolution". And it taps into some of the foremost expertise in the world to boot.