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How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.

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How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.

    How does Earth look from space? ‘Like one big spaceship’ - astronaut Matthias Maurer on Radio Davos

    How does Earth look from space? ‘Like one big spaceship’ - astronaut Matthias Maurer on Radio Davos

    Speaking live from the International Space Station, Matthias Maurer gives a fascinating glimpse of what it’s like to spend months in orbit - what kind of research he’s carrying out - and how the experience has made him care more than ever about protecting our environment.

    • 19 min
    COVID-19: Is the end in sight?

    COVID-19: Is the end in sight?

    Dr Anthony Fauci and other experts tell us why Omicron might - but only might - mean we are in the end-game in the fight against COVID. Alongside him at the Davos Agenda session ‘COVID-19 - What’s Next?’ are Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI); and Stéphane Bancel, CEO, Moderna. The discussion is moderated by Francine Lacqua, Editor-at-Large and Presenter at Bloomberg Television

    • 48 min
    Risks on Earth, in space and in the metaverse - the Global Risks Report 2022

    Risks on Earth, in space and in the metaverse - the Global Risks Report 2022

    Climate change is the number one risk we face as a species, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report. We look at what a ‘disorderly transition’ to net-zero might look like, and also examine the new risks posed by rapidly changing technology.

    Guests: 
    Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer at Zurich Insurance Group; Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Continental Europe, Marsh
    Read more: www.weforum.org/reports/global-risks-report-2022

    • 29 min
    Rise of the machines: Prof Stuart Russell on the promises and perils of AI

    Rise of the machines: Prof Stuart Russell on the promises and perils of AI

    Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s most respected experts on artificial intelligence. He explains what AI is, when we might expect machines to overtake humans in every activity, and why that means we need to rethink how we design and use algorithms, and ask the deepest questions about how we are as humans. Co-hosted by Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    2021 in review: the global news stories of the year

    2021 in review: the global news stories of the year

    For the second year running, the pandemic was the biggest news story around the world, but 2021 was also the year of the vaccine rollout, the return of big sporting events including the Olympics, and an invasion of the US Capitol. CNN anchor Eleni Giokos joins us to look back on the year and listen in to some of the most memorable moments.

    • 38 min
    COP26: success or failure?

    COP26: success or failure?

    Was the Glasgow summit just the same old ‘blah, blah, blah’ or will it help us avoid climate catastrophe? Journalist Justin Worland covered COP26 for TIME and tells us his view on what was - and what was not - achieved.

    • 24 min

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