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1. Stephen Hester's bonus, the World Economic Forum and worldwide financial regulation

Stephen Hester's bonus, the World Economic Forum and worldwide financial regulation

This week the banking team are joined by special guest, Patricia Jackson, partner and head of financial regulatory advice at Ernst & Young, to talk about Stephen Hester's decision to give up his bonus. They also discuss Mario Draghi being praised at the World Economic Forum in Davos, for making the ECB LTRO available, and how financial regulation might stymie the real economy. Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Patricia Jackson, Brooke Masters and Sharlene Goff. Produced by Amie Tsang

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2. Stephen Hester's bonus, the World Economic Forum and worldwide financial regulation

Stephen Hester's bonus, the World Economic Forum and worldwide financial regulation

This week the banking team are joined by special guest, Patricia Jackson, partner and head of financial regulatory advice at Ernst & Young, to talk about Stephen Hester's decision to give up his bonus. They also discuss Mario Draghi being praised at the World Economic Forum in Davos, for making the ECB LTRO available, and how financial regulation might stymie the real economy. Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Patricia Jackson, Brooke Masters and Sharlene Goff. Produced by Amie Tsang | Originally published Jan 30, 2012

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3. A Glimpse into the Future: The Blockchain

A Glimpse into the Future: The Blockchain

What is the technology behind the Bitcoin and how does it work? What applications will it have in our day to day lives? What sectors and industries will it disrupt? Are we prepared for the Blockchain Revolution? In this weeks episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer of BitFury Group, former White House Communicator and co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of Blockchain.

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4. The World Economic Forum is more than Davos

The World Economic Forum is more than Davos

Many people associate the World Economic Forum (WEF) with their annual meeting in Davos and are unaware of the other work that the WEF does. A Cambridge MBA student, Tessema Tesfachew, who worked in the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme, talks about how innovative start-ups and companies can work with the WEF. An interview with Conrad Chua, Head of Marketing and Admissions for the Cambridge MBA.

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5. A Glimpse into the Future: Advanced Materials

A Glimpse into the Future: Advanced Materials

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a new podcast series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us actively shape our future. In this week’s episode, we talk with Dr Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer of IBM and a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Advanced Materials. How can developments in the field of materials science help us deal with issues from water access to energy security and environmental sustainability? What is blocking their way and what we can do to unlock their potential? Tune in and find out!

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6. A Glimpse into the Future: Neuroeconomics and New Neurotechnologies

A Glimpse into the Future: Neuroeconomics and New Neurotechnologies

What will some of the biggest developments be in neuroscience in the next 10-15 years? Will we still have total control over our own decisions or will we lose this control? What are some of the most important or inspiring developments at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering? In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Michael Platt, Professor of Neuroscience at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Nitish Thakor, Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology, National University of Singapore; and Neal Kassell, Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. All three are also members of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Neurotechnologies and Brain Science.

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7. A Glimpse into the Future: Technology and Governments

A Glimpse into the Future: Technology and Governments

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a podcast series that gives you access to ideas and insights of some of the world’s greatest experts. In this week’s interview, we talk with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Blockchain. How does a successful transition to a digital government look like? Why haven't countries around the world adapted to the Third Industrial Revolution yet? What are some of the new technologies that will both challenge governments and give them tools to become more efficient and safe? Tune in and find out!

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8. A Glimpse into the Future: Quantum Computing, Energy and Health

A Glimpse into the Future: Quantum Computing, Energy and Health

What is quantum computing and how does it work? How will it affect the digital world in the near future? What type of problems will it help us solve? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Professor Jeremy O' Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics in the University of Bristol. Professor O'Brien is also a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Computing.

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9. A Glimpse into the Future: Neurotechnology

A Glimpse into the Future: Neurotechnology

How does direct brain-computer interaction work? Will we control computers and machines with our thoughts soon? How will the advances in the field of neurotechnologies impact our health and educational systems - but also society as a whole - in the near future? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Tan Le, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Emotiv, a pioneer in brain wearable technology. Tan Le is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Neurotechnologies and Brain Science.

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10. A Glimpse into the Future: Robots, Society and Employment

A Glimpse into the Future: Robots, Society and Employment

How far are we in developing intelligent robots that can live and operate safely among us? Will robots in the future take our jobs, or help us do our jobs better? How do we design robots that can follow our ethical and moral codes? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Illah Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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11. A Glimpse into the Future: Specialized Robots Development and Integration

A Glimpse into the Future: Specialized Robots Development and Integration

Where should we expect specialized robots that can interact safely with their environment to be in the near future? What is the entrepreneurial system around these today, and how will the emerging investment trends shape their development? Which sectors would be most impacted by the integration of these robots and how prepared are our regulatory frameworks for them? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Alex Wyatt, Founder and CEO of August Robotics, a company aiming to bring people-friendly robotics solutions into day-to-day life. Alex is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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12. A Glimpse into the Future: AI and Decision-making

A Glimpse into the Future: AI and Decision-making

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a series that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us actively shape our future. In this week’s episode, we talk with Bob Goodson, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quid. Bob is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. How far away are we in the journey to develop true artificial intelligence? How will artificial intelligence enter our everyday lives in the upcoming decade? What are some of the disruptions it will bring with it? Tune in and find out!

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13. A Glimpse into the Future: Migration

A Glimpse into the Future: Migration

What are the current challenges facing the phenomenon of global migration? How has the debate around migration changed in the last ten years and how will it continue to develop over the next ten years? What can and must governments do to strive toward optimistic scenarios surrounding migration? What are the new technologies impacting immigrants and refugees? In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund; Ratna Omidvar, Senator of Canada; and Yasmina Filali, Founder and President of the Fondation Orient Occident. All three are also members of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Migration.

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14. A Glimpse into the Future: Widespread Artificial Intelligence

A Glimpse into the Future: Widespread Artificial Intelligence

What is Artificial General Intelligence and what will it mean if we ever get to develop it? What are the biggest risks of widespread Artificial Intelligence for our society? Can we shape the way it is introduced in our everyday life? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Russell is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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15. A Glimpse Into the Future: Sustainable Development

A Glimpse Into the Future: Sustainable Development

How optimistic can we be about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? What positive or negative trends are we seeing that serve as deciders in achieving the SDGs? What are some of the new fourth industrial revolution technologies that might give us an extra boost in achieving the SDGs? In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Charlotte is also the Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.

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16. A Glimpse into the Future: Environment and Natural Resources

A Glimpse into the Future: Environment and Natural Resources

Which emerging technologies could help us in our efforts to preserve the environment? How can they maximize the efficiency of our use of natural resources? What are the risks that these new technologies could bring about for our environment, and what can we do to contain them? In this week’s episode of "A Glimpse into the Future", we talk to Jim Leape, Co-Director of the Center for Oceans Solutions at Stanford University; and Celine Herweijer, Partner at PwC. Both are also members of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security.

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17. A Glimpse into the Future: Computing

A Glimpse into the Future: Computing

“A Glimpse into the Future” is a podcast series that gives you access to the ideas and insights of some of the world’s greatest experts. In this week’s interview, we talk with Professor Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology Strategy & Impact in Carnegie Mellon University and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Computing. How will new developments in computing devices and the way we interact with them affect our education, health and mobility systems? Will it completely change the way we live? Tune in and find out!

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18. A Glimpse into the Future: Cybersecurity

A Glimpse into the Future: Cybersecurity

"A Glimpse into the Future” gives you access to insights from some of the world’s leading experts, who explore how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas can help us actively shape our future. In this week’s interview, we talk to Alan Cohn, Adjunct Professor of Georgetown University Law Center and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Cybersecurity. What is the real danger of cyber threats? How can individuals, businesses and governments prepare themselves appropriately in our increasingly digitalized world? Which new technologies show promise in helping us protect ourselves against cyber threats? Tune in and find out!

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