Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We help leaders anticipate, understand and shape the trajectory of technological change for human-centered, society-serving outcomes.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution promises shared prosperity and heralds smart solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges. However, its exponential pace often overwhelms existing institutions, leaving societies exposed to uncontrolled risks and unhealthy imbalances, while deprived of unprecedented opportunities.

The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution shapes new policies and strategies in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital assets, the internet of things or autonomous vehicles, and enables agile implementation and iteration via its fast-growing network of national and sub-national centres.

The Centre is hosted by the World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation. Its approach is to level up local policy expertise and ownership with global network-based learning and scaling via multi-stakeholder communities and initiatives, global visibility, and its trusted status as an international organization.

C4IR Highlights

Announcing 100 new start-ups joining the Technology Pioneers Community

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C4IR Rwanda launches to drive Africa innovation

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Keeping consumers safe: a joint statement on IoT security

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Our latest insights

New Toolkit: Artificial Intelligence for Children

This toolkit is designed to help companies develop trustworthy artificial intelligence for children and youth.

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New Framework: Chatbots RESET, Rwanda Artificial Intelligence (AI) Triage Pilot

Sharing the experience in piloting the Chatbots RESET framework in AI triage application in Rwanda.

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New Report: Leveraging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for cancer care

This strategy identifies the gaps in current cancer care and recommends interventions to create an oncology data model, as well as a framework to execute these interventions with multistakeholder engagement.

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