The Network for Global Technology Governance
In March 2017, the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network), with the mission of ensuring that the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) does not just benefit a select few, but all of society. The methodology is a human-centric approach that is agile and based on rapid iteration.
The WEF’s intent is for the C4IR Network to serve as:
- A space for Global Cooperation: It is dedicated to co-designing policy frameworks and governance protocols, including laws, regulations, norms and best practices that accelerate the application of science and technology in the global public interest.
- A “do-tank”: Partner governments and companies will co-design and pilot these frameworks and protocols for rapid iteration and scale. The Centre is not a think-tank, but rather a “do-tank”.
- A champion for ethics and values in technology: All policies, frameworks and regulations developed at the Centre will prioritise ethics and values