World Economic Forum

Saudi Arabia wants tech investment. It needs to answer some difficult questions first.

Saudi Arabia, with a huge population of tech-savvy young people and vast financial resources, is eager to form partnerships with Silicon Valley venture capitalists to invest in its local talent.<p>But the VCs have some questions.<p>Specifically they want to know about the role of women in the desert …

Saudi Arabia

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Technology-Driven, Human-Centred > Sustainable Development Impact Summit | World Economic Forum

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Industry 4.0

Pension Crisis Looms for India as Workers Shun Sunset Savings

India’s much-vaunted demographic dividend has a weak spot -- very few of the nation’s workers are saving for retirement.<p>That leaves Asia’s …

Business

Singapore and Australia First to Launch DQ Institute Cyber-risk Reporting System for Children

Launched worldwide in March 2017, #DQEveryChild is a digital citizenship movement that addresses parents’ concerns about their children’s exposure to …

Cybersecurity

Modi's Jobs Problem Threatens Quest to Lower Inequality in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a jobs problem.<p>He swept to power three years ago promising India’s poor and middle classes he’d restore their …

India

Major Push to End the Hidden Human Toll and Pollution behind Smartphone and Electric Car Batteries

Launched today at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2017, the Global Battery Alliance aims to create a responsible value …

Sustainability

Cryptocurrencies May Be a Dream Come True for Cyber-Extortionists

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>When malicious software takes over computers around the world, encrypts their data and demands a …

Cybersecurity

Germans’ misplaced faith in economic strength

FRANKFURT — When it comes to the economy, most German voters seem content. But they shouldn’t be so complacent, experts warn, as the German economy …

Economics

Using Virtual And Augmented Reality In Medical Diagnosis, Treatment And Therapy

Mark Gregot, co-founder, and CEO, NuEyes, wanted to create augmented reality (AR) smart glasses for people who have low vision or are vision impaired. He co-opted the technology from his time in the US Navy to make a prototype in 2013. Four years later, the NuEyes smart glasses are built on the ODG …

Augmented Reality

Unemployment is biggest risk for business: World Economic Forum survey | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 20, 2017 05:45 am | Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 …

World Economy

Turkey’s Future Is Moving Backward

Anyone who has visited the city center in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, would have noticed a bronze sculpture of a young woman reading a book. Designed by the Turkish artist Metin Yurdanur, the sculpture is known as the Human Rights Monument, and the woman is reading the Universal Declaration of Human …

Opinion

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Technology in School<p>There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation<p>sponsored content from Cignition<p>By Mike …

Mathematics

Unemployment is biggest risk for business - World Economic Forum survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Unemployment is the biggest risk for businesses globally, according to a World Economic Forum survey of business leaders published …

Economy

Blockchain To Prevent Ad Fraud | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

Fraud is becoming an increasingly serious problem for advertisers. According to a survey from MyersBizNet, click fraud is the top concern among brand …

Bitcoin

The UN General Assembly by the numbers

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Global leaders have descended on New York City for the 72nd edition of the United Nations General Assembly.<p>Those in the know will be keeping a close eye on what is sure to be a hectic week of global diplomacy and decision making.<p>Here are a few key numbers to help you get up to …

United Nations

EU firms want 'concrete action' from China on access

European companies suffer from “promise fatigue” over China’s failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in …

China

France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in climate accord

A hopeful France set out at the United Nations Monday to persuade the United States to stay in the Paris climate agreement, as Donald Trump’s …

Climate

Scientists discover plastic-eating fungus in Pakistan

With plastics being non-biodegradable and persisting for hundreds of years, a lot of trash remains untreated in garbage dumps.Attempts to solve this …

Pakistan

EU Tilts to China in Climate Fight After Trump Exits Paris Deal

Europe and China are stepping up their coordination in the battle against global warming after the U.S. decided to withdraw from a landmark Paris …

Climate

These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. …

Drones

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

What's your reason for getting up in the morning?<p>Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of …

World Economy

The Least Stressful Cities In The World Have Something Important In Common

It's not exactly a secret that stress is no good for your health. Studies have connected constant stress with health problems such as heart disease, depression, and chronic headaches.<p>But how exactly can you reduce stress when so much of it depends on your environment? Well, if you happen to want to …

Cities

Long read: Toughing it out (or not) under Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio

<b>By Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein</b><p>As thousands of Egyptians took to the streets during the Arab Spring protests of 2011, Ray Dalio, a hedge …

Wealth

In our highly technical and globalised world, the value of human capital is still important

Every year the World Economic Forum produces its <i>Global Human Capital Report</i>, a study of how different countries compare in the development of their …

Economics

Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Speak at United Nations General Assembly and World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- <b></b>Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc …

CRM

Is the UK’s economy really as strong as the government says it is?

<i>The latest UK unemployment figures showed unemployment at its lowest level since the 1970s, but there has also been a decline in real wages of 0.4%</i> …

Economics

‘Don’t confuse development with elitism’: 10 reads from Left & Right on bullet trains and Japan

Praise and criticism for the high-speed rail project which is being built with Japanese credit and expertise.<p>Japan President Shinzo Abe and Indian …

India

AI's threat to traditional banking models

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are now defining the future of our economy.<p>The effect of these technologies, …

Machine Learning

This robot may be flipping your burgers soon

We may complain about cooking over a hot stove all day, but for fast-food workers, it's not hyperbole. Standing at a hot grill is part of the daily …

Robots

The Bank of Google or Amazon? Don’t count on it

The 2008 movie “WALL-E” imagined a futuristic world in which the megacorporation Buy n Large runs every facet of consumers’ lives. Nine years later, …

FinTech