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The Reality of Racial Bias

presented by Phillip Atiba Goff

I want to talk to you just a lit­tle bit about how the sci­ence of racism, how racism actu­al­ly func­tions, can bring a lit­tle bit of hope to these dif­fi­cult issues, with­out even need­ing to be espe­cial­ly polit­i­cal. And bet­ter than that, how the sci­ence of racism can lead to some action­able solu­tions to these seem­ing­ly impos­si­ble prob­lems.

Sustainably Feeding a Planet of 11 Billion

presented by Charles Godfray

The most extra­or­di­nary thing that’s hap­pened in my adult intel­lec­tu­al lifes­pan is a demo­graph­ic tran­si­tion. The fact that human pop­u­la­tion fer­til­i­ty will reduce itself nat­u­ral­ly in a non-coercive way if we get things right.

How to Survive the 21st Century

presented by Yuval Noah Harari

Of all the dif­fer­ent issues we face, three prob­lems pose exis­ten­tial chal­lenges to our species. These three exis­ten­tial chal­lenges are nuclear war, eco­log­i­cal col­lapse, and tech­no­log­i­cal dis­rup­tion. We should focus on them.

Averting a Climate Apocalypse

presented by Greta Thunberg, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Ma Jun, Oliver Bäte, Rajiv J Shah, Rebecca Blumenstein

One year ago I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I want­ed you to pan­ic. I’ve been warned that telling peo­ple to pan­ic about the cli­mate cri­sis is a very dan­ger­ous thing to do. But don’t wor­ry, it’s fine. Trust me, I’ve done this before and I can assure you it does­n’t lead to any­thing.

Visions of Digital Creativity: Organic Design

presented by Paola Antonelli

I’m here to talk about dig­i­tal cul­ture, but a strange, very inter­est­ing aspect of it: how close it has brought us to nature. How much it has brought us clos­er to the dream, to the Holy Grail of all design­ers and archi­tects and engi­neers and you name it, to do it like nature does because nature does it best.

The Beauty of Inclusion

presented by Thando Hopa

As a black, African, woman, with albinism, my very exis­tence attracts social and polit­i­cal con­se­quences. And all of it is sig­nif­i­cant for me. It is my world between worlds. In the same way I could not just pick one doll, I can­not just pick one iden­ti­ty. An inclu­sive cul­ture accepts that it is not this or that. It is this and that.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 Special Address by Donald Trump

presented by Donald Trump

We’ve regained our stride, we dis­cov­ered our spir­it, and reawak­ened the pow­er­ful machin­ery of American enter­prise. America’s thriv­ing, America’s flour­ish­ing, and yes, America is win­ning again like nev­er before.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 Special Address by Donald Trump

presented by Donald Trump

Like all nations rep­re­sent­ed at this great forum, America hopes for a future in which every­one can pros­per, and every child can grow up free from vio­lence, pover­ty, and fear. Over the past year, we have made extra­or­di­nary strides in the US. We’re lift­ing up for­got­ten com­mu­ni­ties, cre­at­ing excit­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties, and help­ing every American find their path to the American Dream.

Compassion through Computation: Fighting Algorithmic Bias

presented by Gideon Lichfield, Joy Buolamwini, Justine Cassell

I think the ques­tion I’m try­ing to for­mu­late is, how in this world of increas­ing opti­miza­tion where the algo­rithms will be accu­rate… They’ll increas­ing­ly be accu­rate. But their appli­ca­tion could lead to dis­crim­i­na­tion. How do we stop that?

Greta Thunberg’s World Economic Forum 2019 Special Address

presented by Greta Thunberg

At places like Davos, peo­ple like to tell suc­cess sto­ries. But their finan­cial suc­cess has come with an unthink­able price tag. And on cli­mate change, we have to acknowl­edge that we have failed. All polit­i­cal move­ments in their present form have done so, and the media has failed to cre­ate broad pub­lic aware­ness. But Homo sapi­ens have not yet failed.

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