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A Glimpse into the Future is a podcast series by The World Economic Forum that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us shape our future.

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A Glimpse into the Future is a podcast series by The World Economic Forum that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us shape our future.

    Cities and Urbanization

    Cities and Urbanization

    What are the most significant trends we are seeing as city administrations prepare for the fourth industrial revolution and what can we expect in the coming years? Is all the technology innovation we see in consumer markets really necessary for all cities around the world, or maybe just some? What are the most innovative business models and technologies that have had a transformative effect on global cities? What are the key traits of a city that is open to innovation?
    In this week's episode of "A Glimpse into the Future," we talk to Abha Joshi-Ghani, Senior Advisor on Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships and Guarantees at The World Bank and Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT. Abha and Carlo are also the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum Council on Cities and Urbanization.

    • 12 min
    Financial and Monetary Systems

    Financial and Monetary Systems

    How would you describe the value the financial system provides to society? How do financial systems get decentralized? Looking to the next 10-15 years, what is the most realistic scenario we can imagine and what do we need to do to get there? Alternatively, what is the most negative scenario and what actions, or inactions, would get us there?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor of the Swedish Central Bank and Axel P. Lehmann, President of UBS Switzerland. Cecilia and Axel are also the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems.

    • 8 min
    Global Economy

    Global Economy

    After a number of years of economic crisis, can we now be optimistic about the progress of the global economy? What are the implications of the backlash against globalization? With the coming of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, what new opportunities or tools can help keep the global economy together?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Hélène Rey, Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at the London Business School, and member of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems.

    • 14 min
    Advanced Materials

    Advanced Materials

    “A Glimpse into the Future” is a new podcast series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us actively shape our future.
    In this week’s episode, we talk with Dr Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer of IBM and a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Advanced Materials.
    How can developments in the field of materials science help us deal with issues from water access to energy security and environmental sustainability? What is blocking their way and what we can do to unlock their potential? Tune in and find out!

    • 18 min
    AI and Decision-making

    AI and Decision-making

    “A Glimpse into the Future” is a series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us actively shape our future.
    In this week’s episode, we talk with Bob Goodson, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quid. Bob is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
    How far away are we in the journey to develop true artificial intelligence? How will artificial intelligence enter our everyday lives in the upcoming decade? What are some of the disruptions it will bring with it? Tune in and find out!

    • 26 min
    Computing

    Computing

    “A Glimpse into the Future” is a podcast series that gives you access to the ideas and insights of some of the world’s greatest experts.
    In this week’s interview, we talk with Professor Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology Strategy & Impact in Carnegie Mellon University and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Computing.
    How will new developments in computing devices and the way we interact with them affect our education, health and mobility systems? Will it completely change the way we live? Tune in and find out!

    • 13 min

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