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Now in its 12th edition, The Global Risks Report 2017 completes more than a decade of highlighting the most significant long-term risks worldwide, drawing on the perspectives of experts and global decision-makers.
A survey of public perceptions of new technologies turned up surprisingly optimistic results. And some curious ones too.
One of the key findings of this year’s Global Risks Report is that inequality and polarization are now ranked in the top three as underlying drivers of global risks.
The pace of innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things and biotechnology is creating new risks — which will be amplified in our turbulent world.