Forum in the News - June 12

12 Jun 2018

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags - Washington Post

Plastic abounds on the high seas because about a third of what humans produce escapes collection, about “five bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world," according to the Forum's The New Plastics Economy report.

When AI can build intelligent forecasting models - The Hindu BusinessLine

There are 15,000 Himalayan glaciers, all at risk from climate change, and too numerous to be monitored locally. AI and satellite imagery to the rescue. The piece references the Forum's work on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Earth.

Robots could replace as many as 10,000 jobs at Citi's investment bank - Business Insider

The losses could happen within five years with roles in operations and technology the most likely to go. Cites the Forum's 2016 report The Future of Jobs.

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