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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.

    'We have the most to benefit, but also the most to lose': how AI could transform human health

    'We have the most to benefit, but also the most to lose': how AI could transform human health

    Artificial intelligence has the potential to massively improve human health: from developing new drugs to providing more accurate diagnoses and helping people who live with severe disabilities.
    But AI also has the potential, if used wrongly or governed badly, to make life worse for people dealing with health problems.
    In this episode, we hear from people on the front lines of the technology.
    Speakers: Victor Pineda, president and founder of the Victor Pineda Foundation/World ENABLED
    Alexandra Reeve Givens , CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
    Chris Mansi, CEO, Viz.ai
    Daphne Koller, founder and CEO of Insitro
    Links: Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: https://centres.weforum.org/centre-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/home
    AI Governance Alliance: https://initiatives.weforum.org/ai-governance-alliance/home
    Centre for Health and Healthcare: https://centres.weforum.org/centre-for-health-and-healthcare/
    Related podcasts: AI: Is 2024 the year that governance catches up with the tech?
    What's next for generative AI? Three pioneers on their Eureka moments
    Quality over quantity: why the time has come for 'value based health care'
    Special Meeting 2024: Bridging the Health Gap
    Special Meeting 2024: AI Powered Industries
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    • 37 min
    Tourism is bouncing back - but can we make travel sustainable?

    Tourism is bouncing back - but can we make travel sustainable?

    With the pandemic well behind us, international travel has bounced back. The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Development Index, a major survey of the state of the sector, gives a clear picture of how things look around the world. Maksim Soshkim, who leads much of the Forum’s work on the issue tells us the headlines, and Jacqueline Gifford, Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure magazine, gives her take on the state of the travel scene.
    One of the key areas the TTDI looks at is sustainability - the impact of travel and tourism on the environment and local communities. And in this episode we hear from two people engaged in making tourism more sustainable: a hotel company taking action across its supply chain, and the head of tourism for Rwanda, where income from foreign visitors helps conserve a unique ecosystem and its endangered mountain gorillas.
    Speakers:
    Maksim Soshkin, Centre for Energy and Materials, World Economic Forum
    Jacqueline Gifford, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure
    Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
    Michaella Rugwizangoga, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda
    Links: Travel and Tourism Development Index:
    wef.ch/ttdi24
    Global Future Council on the Future of Sustainable Tourism:
    https://www.weforum.org/communities/gfc-on-sustainable-tourism/
    Related podcasts: Where are the innovations that can make mining more sustainable?
    It's cheaper to save the world than destroy it: author Akshat Rathi on Climate Capitalism
    "Not just sticks of carbon" - how growing trees for the climate must also benefit biodiversity
    Davos 2024: Addressing the North-South Schism
    Thumbnail photo: Samrat Khadka on Unsplash
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    Tinder Swindler: how 'romance fraud' became a multi-billion dollar cybercrime

    Tinder Swindler: how 'romance fraud' became a multi-billion dollar cybercrime

    The Netflix documentary 'The Tinder Swindler' is a mind-boggling case of so-called 'romance fraud' in which a charming, handsome - and apparently very rich - man meets women on a dating app - gets them to fall in love with him - and then cons them out of lots of money.
    Cecilie Fjellhøy is the Norwegian woman at the centre of the documentary whose life was torn apart by the actions of a conman. A survivor of romance fraud on a grand scale, she now advocates for the rights of, and support for, others who find themselves in similar grim circumstances.
    We also hear from Sean Doyle, who works at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity, on just how widespread romance fraud really is, why it’s a multinational, multi-billion form of cyber crime, and what is being done to combat it.
    Links: Centre for Cybersecurity: wef.ch/cybersecurity
    Cybercrime Atlas: https://initiatives.weforum.org/cybercrime-atlas/
    Cecilie Fjellhøy's organisation LoveSaid: https://www.lovesaid.org/
    The Tinder Swindler documentary:
    Related podcasts: Global Risks Report: the big issues facing leaders at Davos 2024
    Ransomware and ransom-war: why we all need to be ready for cyber attacks
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    • 41 min
    Spatial computing: why the future of the internet is 3D

    Spatial computing: why the future of the internet is 3D

    'Spatial computing', 'blended reality', 'the metaverse'. For those of us who still use screens and keyboards to access the digital world, those phrases might not mean very much. But many experts believe the '2D' internet will soon be a thing of the past, and we will all be, one way or another, in a 3D metaverse.
    With Apple's Vision Pro headset renewing interest in virtual reality, we speak to two proponents of the metaverse who see both huge opportunities and significant risks.
    Guests: Yonatan Raz-Fridman, CEO of Supersocial and host of the podcast “Into the Metaverse”
    Brittan Heller, lecturer on International Law, Technology, and Human Rights, Stanford University.
    Links: Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: https://centres.weforum.org/centre-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/home
    Metaverse Identity: Defining the Self in a Blended Reality: https://www.weforum.org/publications/metaverse-identity-defining-the-self-in-a-blended-reality/
    Navigating the Industrial Metaverse: A Blueprint for Future Innovations: https://www.weforum.org/publications/navigating-the-industrial-metaverse-a-blueprint-for-future-innovations/
    Related podcasts: Meeting in the metaverse: Actor Rainn Wilson joins us on the virtual polar ice
    What 20 years of Second Life can teach us about the future of the metaverse
    Not just for gamers: how the metaverse might impact your life
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    • 36 min
    Where are the innovations that can make mining more sustainable?

    Where are the innovations that can make mining more sustainable?

    Mining is an industry that many of us probably rarely think about, but one that provides the raw materials for so many of the things we use, not least the modern technologies such as smart phones and electric vehicles that require certain minerals that are not always in abundant supply.
    The International Energy Agency predicts that the demand for minerals will double by 2040. So how can we meet that demand in the most energy efficient and sustainable way?
    UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, is inviting entrepreneurs who have answers to that question to take part in its Sustainable Mining Challenge - a competition that aims to pick the most promising startups in the field.
    On this episode we speak to Vivek Salgaocar, the founder of Prospect Innovation, which is the leading funder and business partner of the Sustainable Mining Challenge, and to Megan O'Connor, CEO and Co-founder of Nth Cycle, a company which is innovating in ways to better recycle mining waste.
    This podcast is published around the World Economic Forum's Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development. Find more information at wef.ch/specialmeeting24 and across social media using the hashtag #specialmeeting24.
    Links: UpLink Mining Challenge:
    https://uplink.weforum.org/uplink/s/uplink-issue/a00TE000001FQLNYA4/sustainable-mining-challenge
    Related podcasts: UN Water Conference: the entrepreneurs on a mission
    How can innovation help solve the freshwater crisis?
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    • 32 min
    Advanced Energy Solutions: scaling up the tech that can help us get to net zero

    Advanced Energy Solutions: scaling up the tech that can help us get to net zero

    What are the new technologies that can help us reach net zero? And how do we bring them to scale fast enough?
    World Economic Forum Managing Director Jeremy Jurgens joins us to talk about the Advanced Energy Solutions community, and we hear from three of its members, from widely different sectors and geographies, implementing the energy solutions of tomorrow.
    Guests: Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy
    VK Samudrala, President, Amara Raja Energy & Mobility
    Maarten Michielssens, Founder and CEO, EnergyVision
    Special Meeting This episode is related to the Forum’s Special Meeting on Global Cooperation, Growth and Energy for Development held in Riyadh on 28-29 April 2024.
    https://www.weforum.org/events/special-meeting-on-global-collaboration-growth-and-energy-for-development-2024/
    Links: Advanced Energy Solutions community: https://www.weforum.org/communities/advanced-energy-solutions-community/
    Related podcasts: Geopolitics, the equitable transition, and AI: things to look out for in energy in 2024
    It's cheaper to save the world than destroy it: author Akshat Rathi on Climate Capitalism
    Davos 2024: Transforming Energy Demand
    The energy transition moonshot: innovations that will transform our world
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