World Economic Forum Seeks Human-Centric Approach

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming society and reshaping the future and the World Economic Forum believes countries must take a human-centric approach to these changes in order to limit social disparities and to preserve human dignity. As part of the Annual Meeting of the Global Future’s Councils, which took place in Dubai last week, the World Economic Forum published a feature article, written by its founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, which asks, How do we Build an Ethical Framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The answer lies in focussing on humans in a way that “goes beyond geographic and political boundaries.” The article argues that “we must continue to focus on the impact of technologies on people, their everyday lives and their enjoyment of human rights.”

World Expo 2025 Baku’s theme is Developing Human Capital, Building a Better Future, with a specific focus on education, health and work. The theme is relevant to all nations and all people because countries must invest in their people to encourage human progress. New technologies offer extraordinary opportunities and pose equal challenges. “The possibilities for human empowerment brought by technology are immense but we must continue to focus on the impact of technologies on people, their everyday lives and their enjoyment of human rights,” argues Klaus Schwab.