Follow our 2017 Davos coverage in full here. What if the Wishes of Davos Leaders Came True? Nation-states sending robots to war. Living until the age of 150. Addressing the “toddler wage gap.” The annual Davos conference is known for its grand goals and sometimes pie-in-the-sky ideas and predictions from technologists, economists, activists and CEOs.
This article was published for The Economist Group. We have published an excerpt here. MUNICH, Germany – It’s been a busy year for Albert Kehrer. Besides running a consulting firm, he has been spending most of his time on a matter long neglected by German business: LGBT rights at work. Mr Kehrer is co-founder of a German non-profit, PROUT AT WORK.
Read the summary report of our six-month long journalism program on Economics and the Environment. The report collects 21 articles and six podcasts as a showcase of our young reporters’ journalistic work, including a special coverage of the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Our team of professional editors and seven aspiring young reporters were based in Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, U.K. and U.S.
Advances in technology will cause a loss of more than 7 million jobs in the world’s biggest economies within the next five years, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report released to coincide with its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. And because of their low participation in computer and engineering-related fields, women are expected to lose out the most.
So much of the talks surrounding tech disruption deals with industry sectors and change in behavioral patterns—but can disruption change how we take care of our mental health? Health care disruption is a big issue on the Davos agenda this year. The technologies underpinning the fourth industrial revolution have countless implications for the automatisation and improvement of global health care practices. From robotic arms performing surgery to 3D-printed prosthetic limbs, the human body is becoming increasingly high-tech. Not as highlighted on the official Davos agenda is a less tangible issue—mental health.