AI and 3D printing could transform the way we make things, but many companies have been slow to take advantage.
The essential ingredients in achieving the development goals are partnerships combined with smart thinking about how to deploy 21st century technologies.
There is a useful set of steps to follow to help the transfer of technological innovations to entrepreneurs who can put them into use.
Innovation in the digital space is not necessarily working for people in the global south.
The scenarios provide plausible and possible alternatives for futures of industrialisation. They also alert decision makers to desired and undesired development pathways.
The narrative of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is more aspiration than reality.
Quantum leaders are curious, adaptable and tolerant of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Up to 40% of all jobs now are tipped to be taken over by AI and robots in the next few decades. My grandmother, born on a farm almost a century ago, has some advice on how to cope.
Sweden electrified at the turn of the 20th century, leading to over 8,000 work stoppages – but the strikers were no Luddites.
‘Science 4.0’ is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it’s time that we put our faith once again in hard science.
There is a growing mismatch between what education and training provide and the skills needed in workplaces being reshaped by the digital economy. Advanced apprenticeships can help close the gap.
The live streaming of music events online is full of potential – but right now few artists or hosting venues are earning much from it.
We might have had a glimpse of new ways of urban living, but history offers a note of caution. Lasting change depends on us applying technology and taking deliberate action to seize this opportunity.
It’s critical to determine how Canadians who have been considered vulnerable members of the workforce are meaningfully included within the future of work.
South Africa should not uncritically embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
There is a significant gap between teenagers’ career knowledge and choices, and the reality of the rapidly changing nature of work.
Scores of jobs could be affected by the fourth industrial revolution – and not enough is being done to guard against this.
For a winning digital transformation, every organization should establish the upskilling and reskilling of their learning and development teams as their critical 2020 New Year’s resolution.
The ideas about the Fourth Industrial Revolution being punted by the World Economic Forum will fail to contribute to economic growth and job creation, and will amplify existing inequalities.