The World Economic Forum last week opened the doors of its new San Francisco-based Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its mission is to accelerate the deployment of technology and science for positive impact on individuals and society, while minimizing their downside risks.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping industries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks and redefining what it means to be a human,” said Murat Sönmez, member of the World Economic Forum Managing Board and head of the new Center. “We need to urgently develop policy norms and frameworks and apply these innovations to ensure their benefits affect us all. This is the purpose of the Center and its work starts today.”