Is your child gifted?; the future economic toolkit; AI’s gender problem

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Employers’ favourite business schools. Two Asian schools make the list.

Is your child gifted? They’ll likely have big advantages — if they’re identified.

On the Agenda

Taxing robots and algorithms for policymakers. The future economic toolkit.

Use the current growth momentum. Christine Lagarde’s 3 priorities.

Submissive female robots. How to fix AI’s gender problem.

Ending war. Behavioural research insights can transform peacebuilding.

The blockchain backlash is growing. Is adding social purpose the answer?

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The World Economic Forum in the news

President Xi meets with Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab. (Xinhua)

What lay behind the bitcoin bounce? Cites discussions at Davos. (cointelegraph)

Legislation coming to improve status of women in the UAE. Cites Global Gender Gap Report. (The National)

New Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution launches in Japan. (Nikkei Asian Review)

Big strides in cutting plastic waste. Draws data from Forum report The New Plastics Economy. (Christian Science Monitor)

Can India win in a US China trade war? References Readiness for the Future of Production report. (BloombergQuint)

On our radar

Even more fragmentation. What comes after the social media empires.

A cup of negative energy a day. China’s millennial backlash.

The heart of the inequality engine? Your house.

A trauma helps explain China today. The “Century of National Humiliation.”

Robots are truly intelligent now: they can put together IKEA furniture.

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