Richard Gray: Could the fourth industrial revolution combat inequality?
We need to make sure everyone benefits from new technologies so as not to widen inequality, a social innovation conference has heard.
New technologies like artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and the internet of things could be used to reduce the widening economic gulf that is emerging in modern societies.
Experts attending a major conference in Lisbon to discuss innovative ways of solving societal problems have set out an ambitious vision for how the fourth industrial revolution – the crossover between the digital, physical and biological worlds to create new ways of doing things – could help to reshape society.
They warned that while globalisation has helped to tackle poverty in many parts of the world…