• Business & Economics

The Fourth Industrial Revolution


Author: Klaus Schwab
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 1524758876
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 4096
World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Science

Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A guide to building a better world
Author: Klaus Schwab,Nicholas Davis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241366399
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 9375
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing everything - from the way we relate to each other, to the work we do, the way our economies work, and what it means to be human. We cannot let the brave new world that technology is currently creating simply emerge. All of us need to help shape the future we want to live in. But what do we need to know and do to achieve this? In Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Klaus Schwab explores how people from all backgrounds and sectors can influence the way that technology transforms our world. Drawing on contributions by more than 200 of the world's leading technology, economic and sociological experts to present a practical guide for citizens, business leaders, social influencers and policy-makers this book outlines the most important dynamics of the technology revolution, highlights important stakeholders that are often overlooked in our discussion of the latest scientific breakthroughs, and explores 12 different technology areas central to the future of humanity. Emerging technologies are not predetermined forces out of our control, nor are they simple tools with known impacts and consequences. The exciting capabilities provided by artificial intelligence, distributed ledger systems and cryptocurrencies, advanced materials and biotechnologies are already transforming society. The actions we take today - and those we don't - will quickly become embedded in ever-more powerful technologies that surround us and will, very soon, become an integral part of us. By connecting the dots across a range of often-misunderstood technologies, and by exploring the practical steps that individuals, businesses and governments can take, Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution helps equip readers to shape a truly desirable future at a time of great uncertainty and change.

    • Education

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Standing at the Precipice
Author: Armand Doucet,Jelmer Evers,Elisa Guerra,Nadia Lopez,Michael Soskil,Koen Timmers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351035843
Category: Education
Page: 164
View: 4948
In this visionary book, written by six internationally recognized Global Teacher Prize finalists, the authors create a positive and hope-filled template for the future of education. They address the hard moral, ethical and pedagogical questions facing education today so that progress can serve society, rather than destroying it from within our classrooms. This blueprint for education finally brings forward what has always been missing in education reform: a strong collective narrative with authentic examples from teachers on the front line. It is a holistic, personalized approach to education that harnesses the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to better shape the future for the next generation, and ensure that every child can benefit from the ongoing transformations. A great read for anyone who has an interest in educating our youth for these uncertain times, highlighting why teachers will always matter.

    • Political Science

The Third Industrial Revolution

How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 023034058X
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 2564
The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

    • Business & Economics

Kranti Nation

India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Pranjal Sharma
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509888918
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 6947
In the seventy years of its independence, India has leapfrogged to become a high-growth economy fuelled by advanced business and consumer technologies. Since smartphones and cloud computing became popular five years ago, the fourth industrial revolution has been creeping into almost all sectors of the Indian economy. Technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, advanced robotics and neuroscience are transforming businesses faster than we realize. Kranti Nation: India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the first book to chronicle, through more than fifty examples, how visionary leadership in Indian industry is deploying these technologies. From water pumps to railway coaches, chai shops to burger chains, and telecom towers to warehouses, economic analyst Pranjal Sharma profiles organizations that have transformed their processes, products and services while delivering the best to consumers.

    • Business & Economics

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Responding to the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Business
Author: Mark Skilton,Felix Hovsepian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319624792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 322
View: 5656
This book helps decision makers grasp the importance, and applicability to business, of the new technologies and extended connectivity of systems that underlie what is becoming known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution: technologies and systems such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, the internet of things, virtual and augmented reality, big data and mobile networks. The WEF, OECD and UN all agree that humanity is on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As intelligent systems become integrated into every aspect of our lives this revolution will induce cultural and societal change of a magnitude hitherto unforeseen. These technologies challenge the values, customer experience and business propositions that have been the mainstay of almost every business and organization in existence. By redefining and encapsulating new value structures with emerging intelligent technologies, new innovative models are being created, and brought to market. Understanding the potential and impact of these changes will be a fundamental leadership requirement over the coming years. Skilton and Hovsepian provide decision makers with practical, independent and authoritative guidance to help them prepare for the changes we are all likely to witness due to the rapid convergence of technological advances. In short, bite-sized, nuggets, with frameworks supported by a deep set of practical and up-to-the-minute case studies, they shine light on the new business models and enterprise architectures emerging as businesses seek to build strategies to thrive within this brave new world.

    • Political Science

Work in the Digital Age

Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Max Neufeind,Florian Ranft,Jacqueline O'Reilly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786609069
Category: Political Science
Page: 610
View: 5970
This book sets out to explore the emerging consequences of the so called '4th Industrial Revolution for the organisation of work and welfare.

    • Business & Economics

Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Author: Chris R. Groscurth
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144086523X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 182
View: 6930
Provides executive leadership teams with the information, tools, and advice they need to lead their organizations into the "future of work," characterized by transformative, smart, and connected technologies already under way, including artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and automation. • Fully unpacks what 4IR and the rise of new industries will require from leaders • Illuminates the central role played by behavioral economics in the 4IR era, rather than just the macroeconomic implications for society of the convergence of the megatrends under way • Introduces tools for helping leaders to prepare themselves and assess their organization's readiness for managing high-velocity change • Provides a roadmap for rethinking how learning and development are fostered in "always-on" learning organizations of the future • Clarifies the critical role of public-private collaborations in meeting the development needs of the future of work • Introduces discernment as a strategy for managing future-of-work ethical decisions that inevitably accompany the integration of AI in the work force

    • Business & Economics

Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Smith, Peter A.C.,Pourdehnad, John
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522553916
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 125
View: 5702
Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for business architecture requires flexibility and practicality. Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides the latest research on the approaches to dealing successfully with newly emerging digital technologies and the dynamic complexity leaders are facing now and in the future. While highlighting topics such as business architecture, interactive planning, and strategic capital, this book explores the implications of technologies on business and leadership as well as the development of leadership methods and applications. This book is an important resource for professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and managers seeking current research on leadership and business advancement in the digital era.

    • Education

The Global Educational Policy Environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Gated, Regulated and Governed
Author: Tavis D. Jules
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350432
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 487
Cooperation and collaboration at the regional level appears to be at an unprecedented high, yet there are still substantial disparities across national levels in education, political, and economic sectors. Authors explain at what scale policy decisions are taken within the policy environment and who has the authoritative allocation of values.

    • Political Science

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Davos Reader
Author: Gideon Rose
Publisher: Foreign Affairs
ISBN: 0876096658
Category: Political Science
Page: 229
View: 4028
From social media to the Internet of Things, digital fabrication to robotics, virtual reality to synthetic biology, new technologies are racing forward across the board. Together they are ripping up the rule book for people, firms, and governments alike. Mastering this so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is the theme of the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Annual Meeting, for which this special collection serves as background reading. Klaus Schwab kicks things off with an overview of the topic, followed by sections on the technological trends driving the revolution; those trends’ economic, social, and political impacts; and the resulting challenges for policy. Drawn from the pages of Foreign Affairs and the pixels of ForeignAffairs.com, the articles feature world-class experts explaining crucial issues clearly, directly, and authoritatively. We hope you enjoy the collection and come back for more.

    • Business & Economics

The Fourth Revolution

The Global Race to Reinvent the State
Author: John Micklethwait,Adrian Wooldridge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143127608
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 7650
Presents the argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the twenty-first century--the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control.

    • Business & Economics

Data Strategy

How to Profit from a World of Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things
Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749479868
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
View: 5526
Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. Bernard Marr's Data Strategy is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage. Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, Data Strategy will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.

    • Science

The Fourth Revolution

How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667692
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 5916
Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions. As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, and we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects, we are all becoming integrated into an "infosphere". Personas we adopt in social media, for example, feed into our 'real' lives so that we begin to live, as Floridi puts in, "onlife". Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. "Onlife" defines more and more of our daily activity - the way we shop, work, learn, care for our health, entertain ourselves, conduct our relationships; the way we interact with the worlds of law, finance, and politics; even the way we conduct war. In every department of life, ICTs have become environmental forces which are creating and transforming our realities. How can we ensure that we shall reap their benefits? What are the implicit risks? Are our technologies going to enable and empower us, or constrain us? Floridi argues that we must expand our ecological and ethical approach to cover both natural and man-made realities, putting the 'e' in an environmentalism that can deal successfully with the new challenges posed by our digital technologies and information society.

    • Computers

Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Author: Fields, Ziska
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522547649
Category: Computers
Page: 647
View: 4052
The prominence and growing dependency on information communication technologies in nearly every aspect of life has opened the door to threats in cyberspace. Criminal elements inside and outside organizations gain access to information that can cause financial and reputational damage. Criminals also target individuals daily with personal devices like smartphones and home security systems who are often unaware of the dangers and the privacy threats around them. The Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a critical scholarly resource that creates awareness of the severity of cyber information threats on personal, business, governmental, and societal levels. The book explores topics such as social engineering in information security, threats to cloud computing, and cybersecurity resilience during the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a source that builds on available literature and expertise in the field of information technology and security, this publication proves useful for academicians, educationalists, policy makers, government officials, students, researchers, and business leaders and managers.

    • Business & Economics

Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Author: Klaus Schwab
Publisher: Broadway Business
ISBN: 1984822616
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 2493
World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab offers a practical companion and field guide to his previous book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Today, technology is changing everything--how we relate to one another, the way we work, how our economies and goverments function, and even what it means to be human. One need not look hard to see how the incredible advances in artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, biotechnologies, and the internet of things are transforming society in unprecedented ways. But the Fourth Industrial Revolution is just beginning, says Schwab. And at a time of such tremendous uncertainty and such rapid change, he argues it's our actions as individuals and leaders that will determine the trajectory our future will take. We all have a responsibility - as citizens, businesses, and institutions - to work with the current of progress, not against it, to build a future that is ethical, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous. Drawing on contributions from 200 top experts in fields ranging from machine learning to geoengineering to nanotechnology, to data ethics, Schwab equips readers with the practical tools to leverage the technologies of the future to leave the world better, safer, and more resilient than we found it.

    • Business & Economics

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future


Author: Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254305
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 7440
From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT’s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives. In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading.

    • Business & Economics

The Second Machine Age

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393350647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 7914
A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

    • Education

Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Author: Nancy W. Gleason
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811301948
Category: Education
Page: 229
View: 7696
This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.