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Brace yourself for an even more unequal post-pandemic world: WEF (Al Jazeera)

The world is growing more unequal and the divergence, made worse by the pandemic, is sure to cause additional tensions, resentments and further complicate nations’ responses to climate change, economic disparities and social instabilities, according to a new report. The Global Risks Report 2022 (PDF) – a 17th edition from the World Economic Forum (WEF) […]

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How a complete AI architecture can transform business (Umesh Sachdev, WEF)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enrich customer experiences and enhance conversations with customers – both crucial to the success of a business. The next phase for businesses is to build a multi-layered AI architecture that integrates industry knowledge with cutting-edge technologies. A strong AI architecture that integrates all functions of a business will be a strategic […]

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How a complete AI architecture can transform business (Umesh Sachdev, WEF)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enrich customer experiences and enhance conversations with customers – both crucial to the success of a business. The next phase for businesses is to build a multi-layered AI architecture that integrates industry knowledge with cutting-edge technologies. A strong AI architecture that integrates all functions of a business will be a strategic […]

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What an ability to defend against asteroids will mean for humanity (John Letzing, WEF)

Earth is regularly pelted with debris, some of it destructive. A spacecraft launched last week will test our ability to divert dangerous asteroids. It would be the first time we’ve altered the trajectory of a natural celestial body. What an ability to defend against asteroids would mean | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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5 ways Palestinian startups are shaping their society (Teresa Belardo, WEF)

The Middle East and North Africa are home to a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and are increasingly drawing attention from international investors. Young Palestinians are exploring innovative avenues to support their economy’s post pandemic recovery. From health to education to affordable energy, Palestinian startups are shaping their society. This is how Palestinian startups are […]

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Can we litigate our way out of a climate catastrophe? (John Letzing, WEF)

A growing number of lawsuits are targeting climate inaction. ‘Systemic’ cases have fundamentally challenged government inertia. Some victories have been notched in the form of orders for stronger commitments. Can climate litigation help prevent a global catastrophe? | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Here’s why closing the cybersecurity skills gap is critical to digitalization (Georges De Moura, Lydia Kostopoulos, WEF)

The success of any organization’s digital transformation depends not only on technology, but also on human capital. Malicious actors are increasingly targeting the weakest link in tech systems: the human beings who interact with them. Businesses need to focus on upskilling staff in this area, raising awareness of cybersecurity, and using mentoring. Here’s why closing […]

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In a quantum future, our economy needs to be protected. A cyber security expert explains why (Abhinav Chugh, WEF)

The dawn of the quantum computing age brings with it many potential new risks – including those related to security. Government agencies and industry groups have expressed a growing sense of urgency when it comes to transitioning to a quantum safe future. Cyber security expert Jaya Baloo explains why and how we need to protect […]

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Rising inflation: Temporary deviation or here to stay? 6 chief economists discuss (Gayle Markovitz, WEF)

Inflation in on the rise: the reasons are complex and there is little consensus on the short and long-term trajectory. Six Chief Economists give their view on what’s next for inflation – is it transitory? Will it endure? How should governments, central banks and policy-makers respond? The World Economic Forum’s November 2021 Chief Economists Outlook is published […]

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Tackling air pollution can accelerate climate action – here’s how (Roderick Weller, Shannon Engstrom, WEF)

Air pollution is harmful to human health, the economy and the planet. Addressing air pollution can provide immediate and tangible benefits for people and communities, while also accelerating climate change efforts. There is a strong case for business to include air pollution in climate action agendas – here’s how they can do it. How tackling […]

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Why we need a new approach to ‘environmental art’ for the 21st century (Carlo Ratti, WEF)

Environmental artists re-envision humans’ relations with nature and highlight how damaged environments can be remedied. The environmental artist Christo’s posthumous work in Paris has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors in recent weeks. The work used 25,000 metres of fabric to wrap a building, at a time when we need to abandon all forms of […]

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Earth is reaching its best-by date. Better food processing and packaging can help restore its health (Lars Holmquist, WEF)

The world currently wastes one-third of all food produced. The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. Food packaging can adopt many approaches to a more sustainable supply chain. How better food packaging can help restore the planet | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)