AI & Robotics
FII Institute publishes its fifth impact report as we enter a golden age for innovation in robotics. In the mid- 20th century, many scientists and writers envisioned the 2020s as full of highly intelligent robots of all shapes and sizes. While this might not have happened quite as imagined, things are now changing fast.
FII INSTITUTE publishes the fifth of our report series as millions of children remain without access to basic education. The digital divide is growing wider between people and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology and those that don’t. It cuts across class, race and national borders, leaving the ‘haves’ with the highest-quality education available, and the ‘have-nots’ with little or no access to quality education.
A report series as we face one of the greatest global challenges in recent history. Covid-19 is unprecedented in its scale, impact, and speed. At the same time, we may have a unique opportunity to shift our thinking on key health concerns, drive an exceptional level of global collaboration, and support the development of ground-breaking technologies.
We published this Impact report as the world sits at a crossroads, being pulled in two directions. Covid-19 has devastated economies as an estimated 1.6 billion workers globally face threatened livelihoods. Economic recovery and job creation are now a top priority. At the same time, we face a climate crisis that prevents us from firing up those engines of economic growth that have proved so environmentally damaging in the past.