Weekend reads: AI in education, sustainable mining, banking the unbanked, and more

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Robin Pomeroy
Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum
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  • This weekly roundup brings you top reads for the weekend from Agenda.
  • Keep up with this shift: "Our schools must prepare the next generation of AI designers.”
  • And a stat that's a deficit: 1.4 billion adults are "unbanked" - how technology can help.

Look beyond the headline noise for these thoughtful expert insights and one-of-a-kind features that put the world's biggest changes into fresh context. This week: why AI is transforming education (and art); mining for net zero; the 1.4 billion unbanked; and the opportunities and pitfalls of 'frontier markets'.

The shift

Education is embracing artificial intelligence

“Today’s students can anticipate a future where they will be working with or alongside AI. It is essential that educators and students understand its present power and potential impact. Our schools must prepare the next generation of AI designers.”

Learn more about TeachAI, which brings together education leaders and technology experts to guide the safe, effective, and responsible use of AI in schools.​ And check out our podcast 'AI vs Art'.


The take

Vital for the energy transition, mining has to tackle its own footprint

"The mining sector needs to [...] speak credibly on how it will accelerate the transition to a just and sustainable world and allay the fears and concerns raised over the need for more mining. It cannot be assumed that, as an industry, [it] has a free pass simply due to the fact that metals and minerals are needed to deliver the transition."

Find out how the First Movers Coalition and the Mission Possible Partnership are helping hard-to-abate sectors head to net zero. And hear Akshat Rathi, author of Climate Capitalism, explain why businesses will make the urgently needed switch to greener technologies.


The stat

1.4 billion adults globally remain "unbanked", according to the OECD. Read how technology is helping to bridge this gap.

The opportunity

Want to do business in 'frontier markets'? Better learn how they differ from other places. Here's your primer:

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