Highlights of day 1 of Davos 2016:
- The Canadian Opportunity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Davos.
- What's next for China's economy? With Christine Lagarde.
- How will our lives be changed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution? With Sheryl Sandberg, Paul Kagame and Satya Nadella.
- How will businesses be changed by new technologies? With Meg Whitman and Marc Benioff.
- How will rapid technological change revolutionize work? With Erik Brynjolfsson and Christopher Pissarides.
- What's the future of financial services? With Gillian Tett and Christine Lagarde.
- The best quotes of the day.
- The seven best blogs of the day.
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The Open Forum session From Migration to Integration has been looking at how best we can integrate refugees into our communities:
US Vice-President Joe Biden has been speaking about the economic impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution:
Joe Biden is speaking now. Read more about the cancer moonshot mission he is leading.
The Joe Biden session is delayed, it will be available in the video player above shortly.
The climate crisis is a theme running through many Davos sessions. Our blog 5 videos that reveal the human impact on Earth shows how the effects of climate change can be readily seen across the globe.
Would you want to live until you were 150? Take our poll and watch the session What If: You Are Still Alive in 2100? starting shortly in the video player above.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is exploring the future of the financial system in 15 minutes. Here's some background reading while you wait:
From the session The State of Artificial Intelligence:
Read more on artificial intelligence here: No, the robots are not about to rise up and destroy us all
"What a breathtaking possibility the Fourth Industrial Revolution is": Justin Trudeau in his Davos address.
Justin Trudeau is just about to start speaking at Davos - watch in the video player above.
Our live Facebook interview with John Green is underway.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be speaking at Davos in around 10 minutes. Here are 5 things to know about Canada's economy.
Meanwhile in the China's Business Context session, Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, says he doesn't believe China is going to have a hard landing.
Panelists in the session A World Without Work? are discussing the impact technology will have on workers:
You can read more about the idea of a basic income in this blog.
Kevin Spacey is attending Davos, and has been speaking about the impact of technology on jobs:
Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Javad Zarif, has been speaking about the nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers:
Here's some background reading for the sessions about to get underway:
We have a busy few hours coming up now - sessions on technology revolutionizing work and the Chinese economy start in a few minutes. And then in an hour we have our live Facebook interview with John Green as well as an address from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. You can follow it all here on the Davos live blog.
Coming up in a few minutes, we'll hear from Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Javad Zarif and Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Agha Nahavandian. You can watch the session live in the video player above.
As delegates break for lunch, a roundup of the top insights so far:
"There’s no place for hate or violence on Facebook." Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
"Protecting our external borders must not result in sealing ourselves off completely." Joachim Gauck, President of Germany.
"These changes are as important as the transition from horse to horsepower." Mary Barra, CEO & Chairman, GM
"The possible risks that machines are more intelligent than us are not immediate but we do need to think about them." Professor Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley.
From the session The State of Artificial Intelligence:
Another big Davos theme - how to ensure that economic growth is inclusive - was highlighted by Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC this morning:
Read more on the importance of inclusive growth in our explainer here.
Coming up in 45 minutes, a conversation with actress Yao Chen on using social media to humanize the refugee crisis. Yao Chen is one of this year's Crystal Award recipients - read more here.
Marc Benioff, Salesforce Chairman and CEO, during The Digital Transformation of Industries session:
Read Marc Benioff's blog: Businesses are the greatest platforms for change
The concluding remark from President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck:
Did you miss Sheryl Sandberg, Paul Kagame and Satya Nadella in The Transformation of Tomorrow Davos session? Watch it in full again and read a summary of the key points here.
From the session Hoping for Prosperity: Reflections on Flight and Migration to Europe:
Read more on the migration crisis in this blog by William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration.
President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, is speaking now in the session Hoping for Prosperity: Reflections on Flight and Migration to Europe.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on why we need more women leaders.
Here's some background reading on the global health challenge: How can we make healthcare fit for the future?
Coming up in 5 minutes, a press conference on the challenge of making the global health system capable of serving 9.7 billion people. Watch it live in the video player above.
This quote from Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard is sure to be a consistent theme during this year's Davos:
Hubo is a popular addition to this year's meeting. A "multifunctional walking humanoid robot", Hubo is designed to be used for disaster response.
And from our Co-Chairs press conference:
From the The Digital Transformation of Industries session:
Don't miss this live interview with John Green later today - 3.15pm CET.
Here's more detail on that announcement from Gavi and Merck about the new Ebola vaccine, from Reuters.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaking in Davos a short time ago:
Also underway at the moment, The Digital Transformation of Industries session has Marc Benioff of Salesforce and Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard exploring the big bets companies are making in transforming their business models.
You can read more about our Co-Chairs here, and here's a blog by one of them - Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra.
The Co-Chairs of our Annual Meeting are holding a news conference now, giving their views on the theme of the meeting - the Fourth Industrial Revolution. You can watch it live here.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg this morning:
From the Around the World without Fuel or Fear session:
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Solar Impulse - who are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered aircraft - are taking part in the "Around the World" session. Read Bertrand Piccard's blog here, on 5 steps towards a clean energy future.
Al Gore is speaking now in Around the World without Fuel or Fear.
Who are the 2,500 men and women attending the our Annual Meeting in Davos? A great guide here.
Away from the Transformation of Tomorrow, there's an important announcement by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Merck about preparing for future Ebola outbreaks. You can watch that live press conference here.
How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution affect the global gender gap?
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg referred to her company's campaign to target extremist posts on social media. Here's a Reuters article on the initiative.
Some more background on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the theme of our Annual Meeting in Davos:
Here is the Financial Times op-ed by Transformation of Tomorrow panelist Satya Nadella mentioned during the session, on the digital divide.
Some more reading for you as follow the discussion in The Transformation of Tomorrow - our explainer: What is the future of the internet? Including this excellent chart on internet penetration around the world:
Ahead of our session The Transformation of Tomorrow in 15 minutes, read up on what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means.
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