Insight of the week from the Harvard Friday Five – 25 Jan 2016

Amy Bateson

25 Jan 2016

Davos turns its attention to the fourth industrial revolution... This week the World Economic Forum returned to Davos, with politicians, business leaders and celebrities coming together to consider the big issues facing the world today. The theme of this year's event was "the fourth industrial revolution" - also known as the internet of things - a sign of tech's growing impact on social and economic issues. Perhaps it's not surprising that leaders are concerned: according to a WEF report, technological automation will lead to the loss of seven million jobs by 2020, even while two million extra jobs are created. Elsewhere at Davos, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted cash will be dead within a decade... If that isn’t enough then sign up for the Harvard Friday Five – five updates, insights and ideas delivered to your inbox every Friday morning – please click here.