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How do we build an Ethical Framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming society and reshaping our future.

While the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution offer extraordinary opportunities, they pose a number of challenges including, for example, impacts on the workforce with advances in artificial intelligence, strains on privacy and freedom of expression, what limits – if any – should be placed on genetic technologies, and increasing economic and social disparity between the owners of capital and others.

AUTHORS l Hilary Sutcliffe is co-chair of the Forum’s Global Future Council on Values, Innovation and Policy. Anne-Marie Allgrove was a member of the Global Future Council on Human Rights 2016−2018

This article was first published in Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. © World Economic Forum