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20+ most popular World Economic Forum articles, as voted by our community.
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Tackling hunger: What we need to do to improve food security
Food security is one of the world's greatest challenges and we must act now to make agriculture more sustainable and ensure everyone has what they need.
This is what happens when a bank shuts its doors
The decisions made when dealing with a bank's failure must be as fair and transparent as possible, in order to maintain essential confidence.
World Economic Forum on Artificial Intelligence
How artificial intelligence is helping us decode animal languages
Researchers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to decipher animal communications to advance conservation and sustainability efforts.
We're failing at the ethics of AI. Here's how we make real impact.
The rollout of AI technology is full steam ahead, and ethics urgently need to catch up.
World Economic Forum on Circular Economy
3 ways the ancient world embraced the circular economy
From Dubai to Pompeii, archaeological finds seem to suggest that a circular economy isn't as modern as we're lead to believe, and that our ancient ancestors may have been more into recycling than we…
Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling smartphone e-waste from smartphones
The ability to repair phones will be key to conserving resources, tackling e-waste and climate mitigation, and building a circular economy for electronics.
World Economic Forum on Energy Transition
Here's how AI will accelerate the energy transition
AI can become an essential enabler for the energy transition. A new report from the World Economic Forum sets out the actions needed to make this happen.
«The transition to low-carbon energy systems is driving the rapid growth of distributed power generation, distributed storage and advanced demand-response capabilities, which need to be orchestrated and integrated through more networked, transactional power grids.»
World Economic Forum on Environment
We must reimagine our cities as nexus of biodiversity, conservation and climate resilience. Here is how
Our expanding cities, as well as rural areas, must be at the forefront of efforts to protect ecosystems – a key realization at the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
«Contributions from national government, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia are needed to drive the much-needed change.»
What is green finance and why is it important?
If it’s marshalled in the right way, the global finance market could become a powerful force for sustainable development.
World Economic Forum on Future Of Work
6 positive AI visions for the future of work
We asked over 150 experts to discuss the challenges of AI developments in the workplace, their economic impacts and share their positive AI visions for the future.
«traditional work might still be essential. To them, UBI is an admission of failure – it assumes that most people will have nothing of economic value to contribute to society.»
These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow
Critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years.
World Economic Forum on Jobs
'Jobs of the now': The top 10 jobs of the future have arrived early
From Work-from-Home Facilitator to Fitness Commitment Counsellor and Algorithm Bias Auditor to Cyber Calamity Forecaster, the future of jobs is already upon us.
5 things to know about the future of jobs
These some of the trends likely to influence the world of work between now and 2022, according to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs report 2018.
World Economic Forum on Makers
The latest technology isn't enough – you need the business model to go with it
As the dawn of electrification and the early history of computing show, pioneering technology means little without the right mindset to apply it.
A robot can print this house in as little as 8 hours
A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print parts for tiny houses.
World Economic Forum on Mobility
Flying cars and driverless buses - the future of urban mobility has landed
Are we on the verge of a Blade Runner-style future?
The priority for workplaces in the new normal? Wellbeing
Businesses should treat wellbeing as a tangible skill, a critical business input and a measurable outcome.
World Economic Forum on Renewable Energy
Why artificial intelligence is key to renewable energy grid resilience
The global transition to renewable energy will need AI technology to manage decentralized grids and tight governance to ensure fair access and resilience.
Here's how a circular economy could change the world by 2030
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World Economic Forum on Sustainability
Why digital upskilling is a crucial part of sustainability
The digital skills gap threatens future economic stability – but companies who address it themselves can further sustainability and improve their bottom line
«Upskilling may even have wider environmental benefits. The more digitally literate we are, the more we are able to create efficiencies that contribute to environmental sustainability.»
5 lessons for the future of water
Simple things we can do to have a healthier relationship with water and our environment in the future.
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Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?
Finding your everyday reason for living, or ikigai, could lead to a longer and better life.
What more than 32,000 people think about the future of work
Almost 40% of workers think their job will be obsolete within five years, according to PwC’s Hopes and fears 2021 report.
«The majority of people (77%) are ready to learn new skills or completely retrain, and 40% of workers have improved their digital skills during the pandemic.»
7 views on how technology will shape geopolitics
Members of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Geopolitics discuss the biggest impact technology will have on geopolitics in the coming year.
«the battleground for geopolitical influence will be centred on who owns the tech companies and which companies they own»
Three skills leaders need to navigate uncertainty, according to LinkedIn
New data highlights a growing disconnect between what professionals want and what employers are now offering. LinkedIn's managing director for EMEA and Latin America highlights the skills leaders need…
Estonia is running its country like a tech company
According to Estonia's president, governments should offer their people e-services with the same efficiency and user experience as online stores do.
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