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We call certain technologies “disruptive” for good reason: they can disrupt not only markets, but also people and societies. Most emerging technologies, however, also hold the promise of substantial social benefit.

How can we ensure that disruptive technologies disrupt poverty, disease and inequality, rather than exacerbate them?

This question was a central theme of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held recently in Tianjin, China, by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This global summit on innovation, science and technology draws hundreds of the world’s best young entrepreneurs and scientists, as well as senior researchers, government officials and established private and public sector leaders, to discuss how best to use new knowledge and human talent for global good.

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