ESG now! world economics forum asks - what will happen to CEOs who get AI for children wrong?
Sorry to hear of death of McGann - the West's most open curator of pro-future gen thinktanks- his last paper here buzzes common sense - sadly many thinks will never recover from the combo of trump and fake media -cf with compiled when The Economist was led by end poverty sub-ed Norman (aka dad).
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From Diaries of & - 2018 our last Fazle Abed dialogue in Bangladesh concerned open space for 1000 Abed co-workers , 50 Abed luminaries, tracing intel from 50+years of asia women rising, 60+ years of AI Neumann uniting Pacific and Atlantic Labs, 260+years of Smithian moral economic mapmaking as well as future scope of Abed Mooc 5.4 uniting graduates sdg applications across 100 Asian Universities + 5.5 ,, 5.6

schwab  conveners of world economic forum  (and coming of AI's 4th Industrial Revolution) now integrating greatest economic miracle ever (billion womens asian empowerment)  advanced out of Bangladesh with Fazle Abed since 1972; family who edit MIT innovations also partnering Abed to design world's most popular cashless banking system to end poverty 1.5

which resources of do you and yours most need to action? rsvp abedmooc5.6 Glasgow uplink --#davosagenda : twit 1 2 - what's essential to sustainability generation-2021 update road to cop26 glasgow- geneva's jan 2021 invitations -programme, join-up -sub agendas : EA techforgood ;; EH : healthyfutures :: EG planetsaving

nature isnt siloised the way govs and university professors are -poverty, climate, health, edu, tech all explain each other- national borders have become biggest risk to natures borderless innovation challenges - without cooperation at levels old leaders can't conceive - our species will be lost- actions from davos
How to build more resilient countries after the COVID-19 pandemic #DavosAgenda
Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast #DavosAgenda 1 q1
@Zurich January 2021 US climate ambassador Kerry : Glasgow Nov 2021- cop26 humanity and "parties" last best chance
Since start of machine age the Adam Smith school of economists have valued how health (Economist 1984 and 1843) and education (Economist 1986) exponentially sustain places' economic growth across generations not vice versa ..over the last 50 years Safety*Health*Education has been 1billiongirls development password across Asia -fortunately AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE BEGAN WHEN Chinese and Bangladesh village networkers linked in around fazle abed since 1972 to demonstrate how lives matter women empowerment changes how governments and corporations behave- charities without eithe a business case or a direct smart intel transfer case integrating transparent community data ending poverty traps- global viallage purposes of value chains celebrate the ultimate sme networing model of transparency mapping at 4 levels : 1 village solution, 100000 village solution replication, national market leadership, worldwide sustainability benchmark of market sector purpose

Economist A B C D E F G H I J .R S. U W X Y Z mass and new media had failed to involve educators at every level in what youth needed to explore if a sustainability generation was being grown
Nikesh Arora @nikesharora asks @Netanyahu about cybersecurity: “the most important investment you can make in cyber is mathematics”. #DavosAgenda @IsraeliPM. 6:59 AM - 27 Jan 2021. 12 Retweets; 41 Likes; Ben D'Israel · Ubaid ...

mathematically the UN's 17 sustainability goals pose a problem unless you can help people factor them into a memorisable number of ways forward- if thee is only one factor goal one both gravitates all ohers but requires bottom-up mapping -as einstein would say innovators need to integrate the most micro of dynamics if there system is not to be blind to what top people cannot see; 20 years into 2025 report's journey several exponential challenges had missed the simplest way to unite humans:
there was no transparent audit of trust-flow applied to world's biggest organisations

back from future of 1984's 2025 report- virus is gamechanger to online education, safe community spaces and all UN-sdg urgent challenges of greatest #learinggeneration and #digitalcooperation
kenya's ihub benchmark empowering youth community tech across will hubs live up to hi-trust multipliers at core of micro-empowrment transformation and truth mediator of oldest and youngest halves of our species' 8 billion interconnected beings?
1776 35 years on can hubs do for america what 1.0' aol could not..
wework 5g supercitizens need 90% collaborative solutions-it make sense for world leading ai funds to have a home hub- if wework isnt it what is..
out of china and usa top 10 internet companies are startup ecosystems-are they smart to own hubs...
mayors play a critical role if humans go green in time-which hub models link relay each years cop, link education systems, help young professions lead risk models of global climate adaptability.
schwab links global's number 1 annual summit withback from 4 innovation revolutions youth hubs need to shape..
more eg will hubs be integral to one global university of ending poverty?how can under 30s hub global community health in ways top down planners fail to proact
..can we map a 7th economy multiplying the best of 6 other economies
space and mobilising virtual livelihoods
humanising computing prain power
trading routes celegrating demngs enginnering leaps
rural village keynes-aka jim kim's top of the pops.....
dollar world
poundempire until 1914- see adam smith's 1760s warnings on industrial world depending on less than 1% of peoples to finance its gold standard
. .Jim Kim2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc,
videos of world bank tedx kim celebrates 300 global shapers hubs of weforum schwab
6th economy miracle for over billion people out of rural village poverty - networked by women of south asia starting with community health food security- 2 models branched from 1970s - food alumni borlaug - health alumni china barefoot medics, fazle abed james grant -after hundreds of thousands of villager business brac had to develop banking system for poorest village mothers- almost everything later called microcreditsummit failed to understand the point of fin services designed if you began as community health or food security worker as an illiterate woman who had previously no productive network in society- china's version of rural keysiansim discussed the economist 1977 became the rural heartland linked to second chinese miracle adapting japans better engineering knowledge which had already caused diaspora islands of taiwan hk singapore to ruse to be 3rd strongest economy of 1980 after japan and usJapan better engineering economy merged from deming action learning networks tokyo 1845-1962 - see the Economist consider japan 1962 and unification of royal families at olympics 1964 round a better way to map the world than their history had spun space and satellite ecomyvon neumann and moores 100 times more digital analytics power per decade 195 to 2025........................$ industrial pre digital economy. It wasn' until the end of world war 2 that the dolar was reconised as the worlds reerve currency. The united nations ws convened and 7 of the biggest G8 empires seemed to agree a new map which recognised that a root cause of the world wars that orgnising world trade just to the benefit of peoples in 8 place resprent aboyt a quarter of the world's population was snot sustainable. The plan: the USA would help the G7 economies reboot but once this was growing support for fomrer colonises independence would be maximised. Three opportunities emerged from 1950s innovations: satellite and space, digital computing, much more reliable proceses of engineering and linking in supply chain networks.In additior crop science geared to local diversity emerged. All of these appeared to offer win-win opportunities across nations but 3 problems seem to have overtaken the rate at which the UN could adapt. kennedy was assisinated-the U lost continuity both internationally and at home as the publics confindence wass rockedby other assinations, and vietnam -the first time americans had entered an unwinnable war? Increased Russian mischief all over the newly indepetend nations world including latin america , and a geonomic trick nature had played on te old world. A place which the ebnglish had named the middle east is actually a land bridge between 3 suncintents: Afrca m Euripe and Asa. But this landbridge is mainly desert and oil welss. It became the epicentre of all sorts of conflicts (see more detail). Neither the eurpean union or post-kennedy america had prepared enough for what happened net
...............pound empire economy
To the extemy that global trade existed and needed to be accounted for by currency. the pound played this role until the start of world war 1 at which time it abandoned the promise of exchangeability with gold.Access to engineering changed the size of economies from being mainly correlated with where populations had settled- eg 2 out of 3 on the asian continent. The fact that small island of britain (less than 1% of people, much less than that as per cent of land andnaural resources) couldat its peak recah nearly 10% of woirkd trade reflects how its mercantile power ahd won out comaped with other Europeans in 18th C and its first mover adavantages with engines. In particular the 19th C was to see The Uk wmpire take over adminstration of most of the nations around the INsian ocean. Americans who were fast to insutrialise after decalaring independence in 1776, focused on saling engineering on their own continent. It wasn't until world war 1 that this nation became recongined as tahgest world power
Could it be that there are 2 types of world trade
zero sum ones that need regulating so that a country get overdependent on anothers products
social world trades go way above zero sum- eg where knowledge is multiplied in use by eg mentoring-
notably consider microfranchises which we define as offer open sourcing of a social solution designed to give a community capacity to serve an important need where the value of the service stays with the producers--could it be that this second type of world trade needs open society celebration not inter-country regulation? in a knowledge economy might social world trade be 10 times bigger than zero-sum particularly in markets where knowhow critically impacting millennials' sustainability goals.
BRAC u legacy fazle abed: U president chang- alumni of MIT yale berkeley (yelen) Shenzen-hk; entrepreneur mountain view; first u partners include ban ki-moon; tencent education foundation-yidan HKearly investors schwarzman: Masa Son, Ka-Shing, Dalio- next education partners MIT, Oxford- co-concept founder mayor of beijing chen jiningvienna cultural center music - ban ki-moon climate adaptability: soros ceu OSUN soros botstein -education core - brad college, microcollege, schools; partners brac U, CEU, online arizona ...

Sunday, January 31, 2021

 april davos-japan update on global data collaboration

GTGS 2021 Liveblog

The Next Frontier: Space Technologies

Space has the potential to deliver 'out of this world' solutions for some of the world's most complicated challenges, from understanding our planet to closing the digital divide.

This session explores how we realise the potential of these technologies.

Taking part are George Whitesides, Chairman, Space Advisory Board, Virgin Galactic; Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates; William Marshall, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planet Labs Inc.; Anousheh Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, X Prize Foundation; Francois Gaullier, Senior Vice President, Telecom, Airbus SAS; Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum Geneva.

This session will also feature an interactive, guided augmented reality component. It focuses on Planets’ latest generation satellite called the 'SuperDove'. This satellite is equipped with advanced sensors, enabling higher image quality helping people in agriculture, forestry, environment, human rights, and government to unlock new types of analysis and modelling.

You can take part using the QR code below.

The potential of space exploration

Space exploration is aspirational and inspirational, explains Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri. This has increased interest in STEM and opened up new jobs and opportunities for youth across the MENA region, she says.

A lot of people think of space as 'far out', says William Marshall. But, there are many applications right here on Earth. Research suggests that satellite technology can help with at least 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, he says. Protecting nature and the environment is a clear application, he explains.

Satellite data can help us understand and protect natural ecosystems, he adds, which is increasingly vital for the global economy.

Overcoming costs

Space exploration was traditionally constrained by the cost of launch - and traditionally government-backed, explains Anousheh Ansari. But, advances in technology have allowed us examine our planet and universe through a different lens - away from the clouds and other interference within our atmosphere.

The opportunities are endless, she says, with costs of access coming down. Innovators and entrepreneurs are now able to conceive of business plans in space.

The value of connectivity

Francois Gaullier looks at the potential of space to improve global connectivity. He says space can provide a solution to gaps in an efficient and sustainable way.

This has become increasingly important as a result of some of the changes driven by the pandemic, with people moving out of cities, where connectivity was traditionally better, to areas where it might not be.

The issue of space debris

Space debris is a real challenge, says Marshall. It seems like humans can't go anywhere without leaving some pollution, he says.

Tackling this is a significant challenge - easier than the climate challenge on Earth - but a challenge nonetheless. But, the industry is aware of the problem.

The Space Sustainability Rating work - conducted with the World Economic Forum - is an important part of this.

When we talk about space, it's a bit like the wild west. Developing an infrastructure to help govern the space around us is vital, says Ansari.

The space economy

Today you do not need to own a satellite in space to benefit from space systems. This will be the major catalyst for the space economy - for example just from taking the wealth of data services that are out there, says Al-Amiri.

When you connect all the applications from space, you'll be able to do really powerful things, adds Gaullier.

But, the most exciting thing is how can we use all these applications to help take care of Earth, my favourite spacecraft, asks Marshall. He agrees with the Minister - you don't need to go to space anymore to take advantage of it.

Finding a sustainable, low-cost way to get to orbit will really help us expand exploration much quicker, says Ansari.

The challenge of governance

It's a bit like the wild west at the moment, says Marshall as he agrees with Ansari's previous comment. It's a balance between making sure it's carefully managed without restricting access.

There needs to be a cooperative, but not too restrictive approach, he says. It's going to be a competition, so we need to think carefully about how we manage critical space resources.

Technology Governance Outlook

COVID-19 has accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What are the most pressing leadership and governance priorities as we try to ensure that emerging technologies unlock economic opportunity, while also serving society as a whole?

Speakers for this session included Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London, Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman, Siemens AG, Elizabeth Rossiello, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BTC Africa S.A., and Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.

To open the session, everyone was asked what they're optimistic about.

Elizabeth Rossiello said she's been encouraged by "the incredible equalizing opportunity" created by working from home during the pandemic, which has enabled many people not based in the Northern Hemisphere who might have had trouble accessing visas or flight tickets to engage online.

For Alice Gast, the crisis has created new opportunities to reach broader and more diverse audiences virtually. She said there have also been opportunities to innovate, with things like virtual field trips.

"I'm optimistic if we can get the tech governance right," said Sharan Burrow. She cited serious negative impacts of the pandemic including the loss of millions of jobs, and noted that about 40% of the world still doesn't have the ability to engage online. If we can get taxation, competition policy, and access to decent work right we can move forward, she said.

Jim Hagemann Snabe said he believes the technology already exists to solve some of our biggest global challenges. He said the pandemic very well could accelerate a more digitalized and sustainable future.

Hagemann Snabe added that it's important that companies proactively help employees adapt to disruption with things like reskilling programs. He noted that if people feel cheated and turn against technology development, "then we can't create that better future" that's within reach.

One important question for technology developers and leaders to consider when devising their strategies, according to Hagemann Snabe: "is this morally correct?"

Sharan Burrow noted that there's still much to be done to properly address issues like inadequate wages, tax avoidance, the use of personal data, and preventing employees from bargaining collectively.

"Things will have to change," was how she summed up the situation.

Taxing Digital Value

Digital trade has flourished in the pandemic even as governments enacted over 100 new digital taxes.

In this session, panellists discussed how the rise of cross-border digital services is changing business models and national policies.

Digital Services Taxes in Europe
Image: KPMG/Tax Foundation

Speakers: Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex; Josh Kallmer, Head, Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Zoom Video Communications, Inc; Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, Ministry of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery of France; Barbara Angus, Global Tax Policy Leader, EY; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Sean Doherty, Head, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum Geneva.

Cédric O said COVID-19 has shown us financing public services is something we have to take care of. France and the EU are taking the initiative to reset the principles of international taxation.

"The solution should be multilateral... There is huge democratic pressure on sharing the value of taxation... We have decided to take the initiative, France is not the only one. More and more countries are doing the same."

International issue

Closing the Digital Divide

While digital technologies enabled hundreds of millions to participate online during the pandemic, the 3.7 billion people without internet connectivity have fallen further behind.

This session looked at the most urgent and promising innovations to bridge the digital divide.

Speakers: Sasha Vakulina, Senior Business Editor, Euronews; S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information; Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) of Singapore; Vinita Sethi, Senior Vice-President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd; Bocar Ba, Chief Executive Officer, Samena Telecommunications Council; Derek O'Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum Geneva.

S Iswaran said: "It’s a global challenge we must take seriously. If we do not address this social dimension, we will be the poorer for it and we will not be able to realise the benefits of a digital future. It must be inclusive."

COVID-19 has brought home the significance of digital technologies, both in strengthening our resilience and as the foundation for post-pandemic recovery, he added.

But the digital divide is both urban-rural and developed-developing country divide and also within developed countries, there’s a divide around awareness, access and affordability and knowledge and skills to use them.

Transforming Agriculture

The world needs to nourish 9.8 billion people by 2050, but current practices are neither nutritious nor sustainable.

The focus of this session was how Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies can boost agricultural productivity and preserve planetary boundaries.

Speakers: Shiv Aroor, Executive Editor, India Today; Susanna Hasenoehrl, Director, Asia, Sustainability and Growth and Commercialization, Digital Farming, Yara Asia Pte Ltd; Prateep Basu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SatSure; Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of Telangana; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Adviser, Access to Information (a2i), Bangladesh Government.

Jayesh Ranjan began by explaining how the 6-year-old state of Telangana has been implementing 4IR technologies in partnership with the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He said 30% of the state’s annual budget is spent on agriculture and there are 25 pilots, using the "whole basket of emerging technologies" from predictive AI, to machine learning, algorithms and satellites.

"2020 has been depressing but agriculture was the brightest spot. Our target is to ensure every stakeholder profits, and technology is a sure way of providing that benefit."

The pilots are providing "good outcomes" at every part of the value chain, from intelligent crop sowing to harvesting and the data marketplace.

Shaping the Future of the Data Economy

By the age of 18, the average person is defined by at least 70,000 data points. With data in all its forms becoming one of the most valued resources for human development as well as technological development, what are the most pressing governance priorities for data collection and usage?

In this session, Kabir Barday, Chief Executive Officer, One Trust, moderates a virtual panel with leading experts on the data economy, including Juan Sebastian Gonzalez Flores, Secretary of Digital Innovation for the City of Medellin, Colombia; Jennifer Zhu Scott, Executive Chairman, Commons Project; JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard; Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, World Economic Forum; and Maria Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General and Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, United Nations.

Responsible technology practices

Special Address by Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan

A special address by Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan comes at a crucial moment, after a year where the world has experienced a digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis.

The address, one that kicked off the Global Technology Governance Summit, notes how the pandemic has widened gaps in inequality and but how technologies ensured that economies could continue to run.

Despite these advances, he says, the pandemic also highlighted “sluggishness” by many leaders in the public and private sector hesitant to fully embrace digital transformations.

Technology Governance Outlook 1

The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have a vital role to play as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild our economies.

In this session, Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Data Policy at the World Economic Forum, moderates a virtual panel with leading experts on technology governance, including Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister in Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative of Singapore; Marc Benioff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce; Hiroaki Nakanishi, Executive Chairman, Hitachi; and Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer, YouTube.

The first session of the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Governance Summit kicks off with a video from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

The perfect swag for GTGS? An NFT 'voice gem'

Invited participants of the inaugural Global Technology Governance Summit got a timely piece of digital swag this year: a unique piece of digital art: one of 10 “voice gems” by Forum Cultural Leader Harry Yeff.

Yeff is a renowned digital artist based in London who has spent years developing a special technology to create generative art that responds to voice quotes. One voice-piece has even produced a digital sculpture which was later used to replace the traditional engagement ring for a proposal.

'Gold', a voice gem created as an NFT in a collaborative series for GTGS participants
Image: Harry Yeff

For GTGS, he created a collaborative series of voice generated digital gemstones. This project - titled ‘Voice Gems’ - celebrates new opportunities in technology and value, proposing that the digital may eventually replace the diamond or other potentially wasteful luxury or physical industries.

Radio Davos goes to the GTGS tech summit

What's ahead at the Global Technology Governance Summit? Radio Davos presenter Robin Pomeroy explores the technological shifts shaping our future in the first of two podcast episodes dedicated to the event, this one with a special co-host: Nikkei journalist Hiroyuki Nishimura.

Listen below and subscribe here to get each new episode when it drops.

The Global Technology Governance Summit Begins

Thanks to technology, the way we live and work is transforming and the boundaries are blurring between between the physical and virtual. In the inaugural Global Technology Governance Summit, experts from around the world will explore how we can be sure we're moving toward an exciting brave new world and not a sci-fi style dystopia.

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