WEF: Humanity will be key in era of robots

As the world surges into the fourth industrial revolution – a new age of interactive technologies, artificial intelligence, and automation – a key challenge for individuals will be to hang on to their humanity, leading scientists and thought leaders said in the closing panel session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday night. “We are competing with artificial intelligence,” said the meeting’s co-chair Amira Yahyaoui, founder of citizens’ action group Al Bawsala in Tunisia and a member of the WEF’s Global Shaper community of young leaders. But, said Justine Cassell, an associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University: “We really have to show we are the good ones. The discussion of ethics and values has never been more essential than it is today. “I don’t…


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