As the title of a Forbes article, it has been drawn to my attention because of the use of birth as a verb. I think it should be give birth to or bear.
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Birth has been in use as a transitive verb since at least 1906 with the meaning ‘give birth to; to give rise to’. The OED describes it as ‘chiefly dialect and US dialect’. Speakers of AmEng may be able to tell us whether its use is more widespread, but it is not common in BrEng.
"Give rise to' would be a better phrase to use here. My guess is that a journalist/editor has thought 'birth' would grab people's attention and fill up the limited space they have for headlines.