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  • 2-June-2017

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    Re-booting government as a bridge to the digital age

    Digitalisation has already been under way for about half a century, yet it is only now that everyone is talking about a digital revolution. Why? One reason is the spread of faster and better connectivity. In 2013, about 80% of OECD countries had complete broadband coverage, fixed or wireless.

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  • 31-May-2017

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    Business brief: Empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world

    Education has transformed over the last 20 years from being a means to an end to becoming a change agent on the battleground to improve the life chances of all individuals, regardless of where they live, their economic status, gender, ability or religious persuasion. Education has been revitalised as the gateway for equal opportunity.

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  • 5-May-2017

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    Making the most of the digital world: Changing an end to a means

    In 1964 the writer Isaac Asimov predicted life 50 years on: “Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom....and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine”.

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  • 28-September-2016

    English

    A new role for science in policy formation in the age of complexity? Insights blog

    The crisis, above all, showed that the economy is a highly complex, dynamic and evolving undertaking, with the potential, at times, to produce unpredictable (and often undesired) outcomes. Finally, it showed the need to embrace more appropriately this complexity in the science underlying policy analysis as well as in the policy making process itself.

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  • 26-August-2016

    English

    The climate scientist and the teacher - Insights blog

    Climate change is not just about a change in climate towards hotter, wetter, and drier conditions, but also about an increase in the variability of the climate, as well as in the number and severity of extreme events.

  • 24-août-2016

    Français

    Pour une révolution optimiste

    Le monde a vu plus d’une révolution industrielle, et nous en vivons déjà une nouvelle. Accueillons-la avec optimisme.

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  • 23-août-2016

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    Podium : Le nouveau visage de l’emploi à l’ère numérique

    L’innovation technologique constante fait évoluer les marchés du travail dans le monde entier. Appréhender l’avenir de l’emploi à l’ère numérique implique de se détacher de la traditionnelle distinction entre secteurs manufacturier et non manufacturier.

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  • 23-août-2016

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    Le mystère dans la machine

    Les algorithmes sont au cœur de l’apprentissage automatique, lequel est lui-même au cœur du monde actuel - des achats en ligne à la collecte de renseignements. Pourtant, la plupart d’entre nous ne savent que très peu de choses sur ces puissants outils et leur fonctionnement. Est-ce bien sage ?

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  • 31-May-2016

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    We need to talk about digital ethics

    Digital science and technology are at the heart of major economic, social and–in the eyes of some–anthropological shifts. That is why we need to think about the ethics of how these tools are produced and how they are used.

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  • 30-mai-2016

    Français

    Les développeurs, poètes d’un monde meilleur

    Le code est le prochain langage universel. Dans les années 1970, le punk rock a été le moteur de toute une génération, remplacé par l’argent dans les années 1980. Aujourd’hui, l’interface entre notre imagination et le monde est le logiciel.

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