What just happened at the Forum’s Tech Summit? It’s on Radio Davos

  • The Global Technology Governance Summit assembled experts from 125 countries.
  • Find all the action from the summit here: wef.ch/gtgs21
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Technology is advancing faster than most of us can comprehend, and it will have a big impact on our lives and livelihoods – presenting huge opportunities and potentially just as many risks.

The World Economic Forum and the government of Japan brought together leaders from government, academia, business and civil society from 125 countries for a Global Technology Governance Summit to look at the big challenges posed by these big advances.

In this episode of Radio Davos, Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent at Axios, joined podcast host Robin Pomeroy for a look at some of the best moments from GTGS21.

Just because we can doesn’t mean we should…

This session moderated by Ina, Transformation in Action: Responsible Innovation, looked at whether tech companies pause to think about the – potentially unintended – consequences of their innovations.

Here are some other GTGS21 sessions cited in the podcast:

Some of the acronyms mentioned in this episode:

CRISPR – CRISPR (‘clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats’) gene editing is a genetic engineering technique in molecular biology by which the genomes of living organisms may be modified.

IFCN – The International Fact-Checking Network.

OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – read about its work on taxing tech here.

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