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Heard around Davos – Thursday 19th

Some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard on the third day of the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

“The revolution in AI has been profound, it definitely surprised me, even though I was sitting right there.” – Sergey Brin, Google co-founder

“We are moving to a multi-polar world. China is not the global leader, it’s one of the rising great powers in the world.” – Nouriel Roubini, economist

“Economic and social reform in the UK will bring everyone into a global UK together.” – Theresa May, UK Prime Minister

“Everyone should have the right to privacy, regardless of how much money they have.” – Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

“For the first time, we have as many wind turbines as we have stores. We’ve become a renewable energy company.” – Peter Agnefjall, CEO of Ikea

“Of the 4 billion metric tonnes of food we produce each year, one third is wasted, costing the global economy nearly $750 billion annually.” – Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

“I don’t think people just want trusted news, they need it.” – Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-chief of Reuters 

“The most precious thing we’ll be looking after in a few years won’t be a credit card but our digital identity.” – David Craig, President of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

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