Britain must be boldly pro-enterprise to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Business leaders and politicians gathered in Davos at this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting were told a revolution had started. Not a bloody revolution, but an economic and strategic one, with its impact felt across every industry and every country. This unprecedented, disruptive fusion of digital, physical and biological technological developments has been dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is being catalysed by artificial intelligence (AI), mass-automation and hyper-connectivity. Britain can – and should – develop an early competitive advantage so we’re at the forefront of the new global economy, if we adopt a free-market approach. Technological breakthroughs that have yielded new products, from high frequency trading platforms, drones and robots to driverless cars and 3D printers, have already captured the public’s imagination. By funding and championing the Fourth…


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