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One possible future of autonomous AI-driven agriculture
FoodICTWater

One possible future of autonomous AI-driven agriculture

Agriculture accounts for over 70% of the global water use. With food demands only rising, managing water consumption is vitally important. While today the function of AI is mostly to inform farmers’ decision-making processes, machines will be able to operate autonomously in the near future.

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Source: The World Economic Forum
1.8 billion trees found in the Sahara due to Artificial Intelligence
ClimateICT

1.8 billion trees found in the Sahara due to Artificial Intelligence

Most people think that trees don’t grow in the Sahara. But researchers at the University of Denmark have counted over 1.8 billion trees and shrubs in the 1.3 million square kilometre area. They used satellite imagery from NASA and an advanced artificial intelligence method to make the count.

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Source: The Guardian
Reskilling the global workforce
EducationICT

4 ways to cope with disruption of the skills landscape

To reskill 50% of the global workforce by 2025, four critical areas – universal digital learning, micro-credentials, skills-based credentials and hands-on learning – will require coordinated attention from governments, the private sector, donors, and civil society.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Deep-Sea Mineral Platform
EnergyICTOceans

Staying ahead of the battery boom

To meet the growing demand for seabed minerals and create the space needed for mineral sourcing manufacturers and metal markets to take thoughtful action on this topic, the World Economic Forum has launched the Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue.

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Source: World Economic Forum
2020 Technology Pioneers
Circular EconomyClimateICT

Future headline-makers addressing global issues

The WEF’s Technology Pioneers include 100 leaders in carbon capture, alternative meat, circular economies, food security and financial access, to name a few. Brazil-based CargoX, for example, digitises trucking to optimize logistics that can improve the livelihood of truckers.

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Source: World Economic Forum
New jobs enabled by AI
EducationICT

Massive upskilling & reskilling investments needed

COVID-19 has accelerated the automation of many tasks, leading some to fear artificial intelligence (AI) will take their jobs. Instead, AI will create more jobs than it automates. But as these jobs will require new skills, businesses and governments must invest in upskilling and reskilling young people and adults.

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Source: World Economic Forum