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