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HUBO, a multifunctional walking humanoid robot performs a demonstration of its capacities next to its developer Oh Jun-Ho, Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016.

The bumpy economy, inequality, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Image: REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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GDP ‘measures everything except that which is worthwhile.’ That was what Bobby Kennedy said. Economists at Davos think he might have been right.

Gender parity starts at home. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg calls out the ‘toddler wage gap’.

The future of work. Likely to be mobile, informal, and tech-based, warn Davos experts.

An economic storm ahead? Buckle up, says the IMF, it could get bumpy. But a softer landing for China is still on the cards.

Taming the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A new addition to the Forum’s Board of Trustees, Marc Benioff argues business needs to help the many, not just the few.

Could digital destroy the middle class? It will unless tough policy decisions are taken, warns US Vice President Joe Biden.

Taking the positives: A major step forward for Cyprus, cheaper renewables, and poverty reduction are among 6 predictions for 2016 from Davos leaders.

How Industry 4.0 affects you. (CBS)

The woman who thinks she’s found the solution to ending homelessness. Schwab Foundation social entrepreneur Rosanne Haggerty profiled. (.Mic)

Davos 2016. All the stories you might have missed reported by a British news organization. (BBC)

The rise of the robots. Women might be hardest hit. (Wired)

‘Forum meetings more convenient than the UN: Joe Biden.’ (Times of India)

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