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Top weekend reads on Agenda: Getting AI right in the classroom, deep-sea tech, and more

Weekend reads from the World Economic Forum on Agenda. Image: Photo by Cristian Palmer on Unsplash

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  • This weekly roundup brings you top reads for the weekend from Agenda.
  • Two aquatic stats: the ocean provides over 90% of living space on Earth; and over $1 trillion in annual merchandise passes through the Red Sea.
  • And a fun fact about fintech growth: it's especially helpful for women entrepreneurs.

Take a breath with this new weekly series that goes beyond the headline noise to curate thoughtful expert takes and one-of-a-kind features that put the world's biggest changes into fresh context.

The take
Getting AI right in the classroom

Good news, young minds need not be compromised when it comes to integrating AI into education. Educators (just) need to reimagine skills, reimagine assessment and learning, and reimagine teaching. That sounds like a job for AI.

Thanks to this briefing paper series, responsible transformation with AI can get on the right path.

The shift
The end of an era for trade stability?

'After a few decades of relative peace and stability on international waters, we are back to a situation where key routes for international maritime traffic are held hostage by violent attacks.' As trade and geopolitics come to a head in the Red Sea, experts weigh in.

Ahead of the World Trade Organization's 13th Ministerial Conference (26-29 February 2024) in Abu Dhabi, UAE Minister of State for Trade talks to Radio Davos about the $9 trillion opportunity to digitalize trade.

The stat
Deep-sea tech reveals deep-sea mysteries

The ocean provides over 90% of the living space on Earth, helps regulate our weather patterns, sequester carbon and absorb heat from our atmosphere, and feed billions of people around the world.

Watch the livestream panel at the Annual Meeting in Davos between participants and a submersible 350 metres beneath the ocean surface.

The opportunity
Fintech growth: 3 winners emerge

Strong consumer demand is driving fintech growth and there are three clear winners: women entrepreneurs, small and medium sized businesses, and people in remote communities.

For a deeper dive into the opportunities fintech activities are offering traditionally underserved consumers and businesses, read the Future of Global Fintech paper.

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