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WEF: The focus on technology vs increased economic inequality

The 2016 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos-Losters, Switzerland begins today. The focus of the conference this year is: “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Executive Director Research ICT Africa and Professor at UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), Dr Alison Gillwald spoke to John Robbie about what the WEF theme means for Africa.

Dr Gillwald said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the potential for productivity in the economy and improved knowledge as a result of 'digital connectedness'. She said that she sees the value but that the focus should be about human development, as a way to to harness the world for good.

Listen to the conversation below:


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