10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus demonstrates the importance of and the challenges associated with tech like digital payments, telehealth and robotics. Image: REUTERS/David Estrada

Yan Xiao

Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum

Ziyang Fan

Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC


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