What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? And what has it to do with ensuring safe and beneficial technology innovation?
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(The 4th industrial revolution is sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, or Industrie 4.0)
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond. Klaus Schwab (2016) https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond
The fourth industrial revolution: what does WEF’s Klaus Schwab leave out? Andrew Maynard (2016) https://theconversation.com/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-does-wefs-klaus-schwab-leave-out-53049
Articles and resources from the World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/archive/fourth-industrial-revolution/
Navigating the Fourth Industrial evolution. Andrew Maynard, Nature Nanotechnology (2015) http://rdcu.be/EEZm
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