WEF Davos 2019: Unmanned Life at the core of Globalization 4.0

It’s Day 2 of the World Economic Forum 2019 at Davos and the energy is palpable.

This week at Davos is often thought of as the culmination of the brightest and most impactful minds around the globe, articulating solutions to global problems, yielding notable quotes for years to come. And it sure is. But more importantly, the discussions that ensue at the forum are instrumental in shaping global policy frameworks and piloting protocols that will decide the implementation of solutions in every sector that affects humanity.

This year’s theme at Davos is ‘Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. This is an especially meaningful theme at a time when we’re at an inflection point in the global technology trajectory. With technological innovations growing at an unprecedented rate, the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents tremendous promise to accelerate the transition from traditional development to a more sustainable, hyper-connected future; and technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous solutions, the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled by 5G will be particularly relevant.

Which brings us to the exciting announcement that Unmanned Life, at just over 2 years old, is thrilled to make its debut presence at World Economic Forum 2019 as a pioneer of Autonomy-as-a-Service to enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution! Unmanned Life’s AI for Autonomy software platform can scale without limits in deploying large and flexible autonomous swarms of robots and drones and IoT over wifi, 4G and 5G to enable industry 4.0 use cases such as autonomous logistics, autonomous public safety and autonomous transport fleet management.

Unmanned Life CEO, Kumardev Chatterjee is at Davos this week to speak at and moderate a panel called ‘Dumbing down AI’ on Artificial Intelligence, in an attempt to remove the veil of ambiguity that the masses have around AI as an elitist technology.

Busting this myth around AI seems imperative at this juncture. Robotics, electro-mechanical and hybrid machines enabled by AI, which assist, automate or enhance human labor autonomously or based on instructions, will certainly take center-stage in this era.  In fact, many of these technologies are already showing great promise in shaping and transforming approaches to crucial human-centered problems like public safety and emergency response management; especially in natural disasters which often affect the poorest communities, drones have been successfully deployed to deliver emergency supplies and evaluate the extent of damage in a disaster scenario. So despite the prevalent skepticism around the increasing role of technology and what that would look like in a globalized world, technology can be a great leveler in decreasing inequalities by increasing access to information and resources, helping implement scalable and globally relevant solutions to local problems.

We’re at a point in time when technology is about to radically transform our lives, the cities we live in and how we interact with our surroundings.

Some of it we can try to predict, some of it we can purely imagine, but the combined effect of AI enabled autonomy and the power of 5G will yield an explosive growth that will likely exceed all our predictions. We’re looking forward to being part of that future, with Unmanned Life playing a pivotal role in making it happen.

We’re excited to watch how this week unfolds at Davos and we’ll be sure to share the key moments of this journey with you!