The Disruptive Fourth Industrial Revolution – Technology, Society and Beyond

2 May 2020

Edited by Wesley Doorsamy, Babu Sena Paul and Tshilidzi Marwala

The book explores technological advances in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), which is based on a variety of technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and virtual and augmented reality. Critically analyzing the impacts and effects of these disruptive technologies on various areas, including economics, society, business, government, labor, law and environment, the book also provides a broad overview of 4IR, with a focus on technologies, to allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of the recent advances and future trajectories. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry leaders.

Forward by Prof. Klaus Schwab – Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum