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Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking expects robots to take over within the next century. Until then, groups like the World Economic Forum (WEF) are pioneering ways how machines can power human interaction to create social change. Fast Company writer Greg Lindsay explains how the WEF’s Forum of Young Global Leaders breaks new ground with its successful team-building software. getAbstract recommends this article to human resources professionals and anyone interested in the future of team building. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the World Economic Forum is pioneering effective team-building using software,
  • What factors establish trust in a group and
  • How data can power human interaction to bring about change.

About the Author

Greg Lindsay is a fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.



The World Economic Forum aims to stay relevant with its Forum of Young Global Leaders. Started in 2004, the annual Davos summit grooms 800 influential leaders in their 30s and 40s – including Chelsea Clinton and Y Combinator’s Sam Altman – to change the world for the better. Because participants were passive at first, the forum enlisted a group of artists, designers and data scientists to revamp the program as an “incubator for social enterprise.” The reforms helped social entrepreneurs Shaffi Mather from India and Eli Beer from Israel collaborate to create MUrgency, an international network of first responders who’ve answered more than 300,000 emergency calls within three years.

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