HOW TO BECOME ONE OF WORLD'S TOP 5 ECONOMIES: JackMaNews (10/17) DAMO Academy will change world's human 1 values of -1 data intelligence, 2 the Internet of Things, 3 fintech, 4 quantum computing : ALQ & 5 human-machine interaction-will yours be one of the first 7 DamoCity along with AliBaba's supercity Hangzhou (inaugural 40000 person comp summit, host china g20)? - will half the innovation be led by girls? correspondence rsvp (at project of Norman Macrae Family Foundation) if you search out a superapp story worthy of worldwide youth celebrations .. 21st c logistics netpreneurs 10T MIT

DAMO (Discovery Adventure Momentum Outlook) to attract world-class talent, build partnerships and open research laboratories in seven cities around the globe..Its research areas will cover data intelligence, the Internet of Things, fintech, quantum computing and human-machine interaction. Within those areas, it will focus on real-world applications like machine learning, network security, visual computing and Natural Language Processing. Intro to Tech Concerning AI blockchain -off site reddit:neo

Do you know top 10 ways your kids can be imagineering jobs and happy lives?: 1 friend mapping 2 additive manufacturing 3 sensors everywhere 4 type 2 blockchains =big-data-community-app'd 5 robots with more memory than university full of professors 6 everyone's a shopkkeper as well as customer 7 everyones a teacher as well as student as well as coder 8 to 10 - utellus

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  • Live now: An Insight, An Idea with Sundar Pichai

    Find out what Google’s CEO has to say on the age of artificial intelligence, the future of the open web, and technology's impact on jobs and society.
    Born in Chennai, India, and educated at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur then Stanford, Pichai took the helm at Google two years ago. At that time, the company which was famously founded in a Silicon Valley garage in 1998 was restructured into the parent company Alphabet, which oversees search giant Google as well as other businesses like Nest.
  • The last generations of homo sapiens?

    That's what Yuval Noah Harari told our 'Will the future be human?' session.

    We are one of the last generations of homo sapiens. In the coming generation, we will learn how to engineer bodies and minds, says Yuval Noah Harari at
  • China in the New Era

    China's 19th CPC National Congress set ambitious domestic goals for tackling poverty while reaffirming its commitment to further opening up to the world.

    Is the world ready for China?
    Then big financial story of tomorrow is going to be all about China, says Jin Keyu, Professor of Economics at LSE. It's the first time a county with only 25% of the GDP of the US is leading in many areas of tech.
    It's also the first time that the world's second-largest economy is a middle-income superpower. As we encourage China to open up, are we prepared for the shocks and volatility that even a tiny tremor in China could cause?
    China and the West: a clash of cultures?
    The future, analysts say, appears to be one of systemic dissonance between two incompatible economies, says James Kynge in the Financial Times.
    The centennial goals
    In his three-and-a-half-hour speech to the Chinese Communist Party in October, President Xi Jinping reiterated China’s two aims.
    1. To wipe out poverty by 2021, the 100th anniversary of the Party’s founding
    2. To turn China into a ‘fully developed nation’ by 2049.

    Participants discussing China's "new era" include:
    Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; Jin Keyu, Professor of Economics at LSE; Li Sixuan, China Central Television; Mark Tucker, Group Chairman of HSBC; Xiao Yaqing, Chairman of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC); John Zhao, Founder and CEO of Hony Capital Ltd.
  • Special Address by Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy

    "We, as Italians and Europeans, will always let dialogue prevail," says the Italian leader. He is now taking questions on the future of Italy's economy, as it picks up speed, and the future of the Eurozone.

    Italian PM Gentiloni defends costly decision to save people at sea: It’s in line with our Italian, European values
  • Coming Up: Responding to Extreme Environmental Risks

    Natural disasters caused more than $300 billion in damage in 2017 and environmental dangers dominate the top risks in the Global Risks Report. Climate change will increase the risks.
    Join us at 13.30 GMT to explore how communities and countries can better manage these risks and build long-term resilience.
    Participants include: Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President; Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea; Philipp M. Hildebrand, Vice-Chairman, BlackRock; Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
  • A one-on-one with Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa

    Mishal Husain from the BBC interviews newly appointed Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a post-Mugabe world.
    Mnangagwa took over from Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. The new president, after two months in office, says he will focus on Zimbabwe's economy. "We are now open for business," he says, inviting foreign investors to the country.
    "Going into the future we want to embrace the international community," he says. "Today, Zimbabwe is ready for investment."
    At the time of independence, Zimbabwe was once a regional food basket. But the African nation has long suffered a food security crisis, with more than 4 million people believed to be malnourished. Mnangagwa says the country should be able to produce enough grain again. "We now have a food surplus."
    On the Mugabe reign, marked at times by political violence, the president says he has set up a national peace and reconciliation commission to try and heal the issues of the past did not commit to a formal apology.
    Mnangagwa tells Husain that there will be new elections this year, probably after July, and invites the international community, including the EU, to observe. "We will have transparent elections, free and fair."
    His adds that his ZANU-PF party will respect the outcome of the election, and whichever party is the winner will proceed to take the reigns of power.
    On relations with Trump and his recent comments about African countries, he says he would still talk with the US president, invites him to build golf courses near Victoria Falls!
    In other relations, he says Zimbabwe is ready to rejoin the Commonwealth, and looks forward to listening to the UK's Theresa May in Davos.
  • Jack Ma: If trade stops, war starts

  • Meet the Leader - Jack Ma

    In Davos, Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma spoke openly and at length about some of the key challenges facing the world, delivering a stream of unique perspectives and guidance.

    On the impact of technology

    "We are very lucky because the world is in a big transformation because of technology. This new technology will create a lot of successful people, interesting careers but honestly every new technology will create social problems.
    "The first technology revolution caused the First World War and the second technology revolution caused the Second World War - and now we have the third.
    "If there is a Third World War I think that should be a war against disease, pollution and poverty, not a war against ourselves.
    "If we don’t align together , human beings are going to fight each other, because each technology revolution makes the world unbalanced."

    On the key to success

    "To gain success a person will need high EQ; if you don't want to lose quickly you will need a high IQ, and if you want to be respected you need high LQ - the IQ of love."

    Great leadership qualities include :
    -Never complain
    -Have different view than normal people
    -says Jack Ma of @AlibabaGroup at

    On women in business

    "Women balance-wise they’re the best. If you want your company to be successful; if you want your company to operate with wisdom, with care, then women are the best.
    "37% of senior management in Alibaba are women. Part of the 'secret sauce' of our success is because we have so many women colleagues."

    On globalisation

    "I think globalisation cannot be stopped - no-one can stop globalisation, no-one can stop trade. If trade stops, the world stops. Trade is the way to dissolve the war not cause the war.
    "It’s our generation’s job - we have better technology and better knowledge of globalisation and it’s our generation’s responsibility or opportunity to improve it. Tell me, how can you stop globalisation?"
    "Global trade must be simple and modernised; it must be inclusive so everyone has the same opportunity. The next generation of globalisation must be inclusive."

    On artificial intelligence

    "Artificial intelligence, big data is a threat to human beings. I think AI should support human beings. Technology should always do something that enables people, not disable people.
    "People like us - we have the money, resources - we should spend money on technology that enables people, empowers people and makes life better.
    "Human beings will compete with machines - on knowledge you don’t have a chance. The computer will always be smarter than you are; they never forget, they never get angry. But computers can never be as wise a man.”
    "The AI and robots are going to kill a lot of jobs, because in the future it'll be done by machines. Service industries offer hope - but they must be done uniquely."

    On learning from failure

    "Learn from your mistakes - no matter how smart you are you will learn from them. We must share the mistakes with others.
    "My thinking is that - if you want to be successful, learn from the other peoples’ mistakes, don’t learn from success stories. The book I want to write is "Alibaba: 1,001 Mistakes".
    "It's not about what you achieve, but how many tough days you go through."

    On the value of teamwork

    "You don’t need to know a lot of things, but you need to find the people who are smarter than you are. My job is to make sure smart people are working together."
    "The best way to promote your company is through your product or services, or employees.

    "Have a philanthropy heart and business mind. Don't have business heart and philanthropy mind " said Jack Ma to young communities @wef @AlibabaGroup

    On the education challenge

    "A teacher should learn all the time; a teacher should share all the time. Education is a big challenge now - if we do not change the way we teach thirty years later we will be in trouble.
    "We cannot teach our kids to compete with the machines who are smarter - we have to teach our kids something unique. In this way, 30 years later, kids will have a chance.

    On the responsibilities of tech giants

    "Google, Facebook, Amazon and AliBaba - we are the luckiest companies of this century. But we have the responsibility to have a good heart, and do something good.
    "Make sure that everything you do is for the future."

    I had a fascinating conversation with Jack Ma from Alibaba on financial inclusion, empowering youth and creation of jobs.
  • Jack Ma: Trade sanctions are like bombs

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