Global Network of Centres to Lead Tech Policy for Fourth Industrial Revolution
The World Economic Forum has announced an international expansion of its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New affiliate centres will open in India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, creating an international network dedicated to maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of emerging technology.
In cooperation with host governments and key companies, affiliate centres will build on the work under way in San Francisco to close the gap between emerging technology and policy. The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution model is to bring together business leaders, governments, start-ups, civil society, academia and international organizations to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to governance for emerging technologies, including blockchain. Affiliate centres will follow this multi-stakeholder approach.