The World Economic Forum and Robots

The World Economic Forum and Robots
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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Why Robots Will Require Governments and Organisations to Adapt​

My latest article:

According to the World Economic Forum, robots and AI will replace 75 million jobs globally. At first due to technologies such as big data analytics and cloud computing, but later due to increased automation using AI and robotics. This will require organisations and governments to adapt and remain relevant in a data-driven society. However, governments and organisations should also prepare for the vast number of new jobs that AI and Robotics will create as the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2022, 133 million new jobs will be created. This will require organisations and governments to prepare for an influx of unemployed citizens as well as for new skills that will be required in the next decade.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Another WEF report: blockchain fixes our world.

Not only our new book (see below) discusses how blockchain can be used for social good, but also the World Economic Forum argues that blockchain can be used to improve the world, ranging from environmental problems, from natural disasters to water scarcity and of course, climate change. (PWC and WEF)

2. The EU Central Bank will not issue a crypto euro.

The European Central bank has no plan to issue a digital currency since blockchain technology is still nascent and the use of cash is still high. A strange reasoning if you ask me, that reminds me of Henry Ford. (Reuters)

3. Augmented Reality is coming to your browser.

Mozilla is working hard tobring augmented reality to your web browser, and they have made some great progress.  There are some great WebAR demos available. (Mozilla)


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