Voice tech and the question of trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulde & Jennifer Lynch, Director, Surveillance Litigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation Voice technology is becoming more ubiquitous, integrating into tools […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louis Stewart, Chief innovation officer, City of Sacramento & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI & Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with […]

The new assembly lines: Why AI needs low-skilled workers too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford […]

5 key concepts for blockchain newbies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter A. McKay, Content producer, Dispatch Labs, Hanns-Christian Hanebeck, Founder and CEO, Truckl & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum One of the little talked-about challenges in the blockchain space is the need […]

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content About 2.41 billion people – or nearly a third of the global population – interact with Facebook at least once a month, according to the latest data from the social media giant. The growth in Facebook’s […]

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in […]

EU is not only obsessed with Facebook but also blaims now innocent websites using social plugins to serve democratic dialogues?

The Court of Justice of the European Union decided last Monday that websites which are using Facebook’s “Like” button should inform their visitors that Facebook will have access to their personal data. Otherwise, they will be held responsible for data breaching jointly with the US tech giant since the data are transmitted to the latter […]

The smartest cyber investment is collective action. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity is one of the most strategically important issues facing the world today. Cyber actors […]

Business could learn plenty about cybersecurity from the secret state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Garfield, CEO, Garrison UK The national security apparatus – the secret state – of many countries has long recognized the risk of cyberattack and has sought to be at the leading edge of trends in cybersecurity. Increasingly, business […]

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Which of today’s technologies will shape tomorrow’s world? A new reportcompiled by the World Economic Forum reveals some of the breakthrough innovations that are expected to radically impact the global social and economic […]

Empathic AI could be the next stage in human evolution – if we get it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services Human progress has been fueled by the development of tools, machines and technology that augment our natural capabilities. Yet our emotional brain – the part that […]

The next Google in biotech: will it be Chinese?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Lamb Can the world benefit from the pace of Chinese biotech without veering into ethical and regulatory grey zones? In this panel discussion at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, […]

This is why AI has a gender problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Sorry, I don’t know that one.” Alexa, Cortana, even the automated announcements on public transport – they all have one thing in common: a female voice or female avatar. I have been working […]

Why cybersecurity should be standard due diligence for investors

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, there is a market shift towards […]

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

Who is to pay for Trump’s trade war against China?

The US President Donald Trump and the big American tech companies have raised the stakes this week in the ongoing Pacific war. Japanese and South Korean tech giants have also joined the Americans in black listing Huawei and other Chinese companies in an all out war against China. As expected, Japan supports the US policy […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]

How the future of computing can make or break the AI revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook When it comes to technology trends, AI has been undeniably leading the way in recent years and is expected to continue to do so for decades to come. From self-driving cars […]

5 futuristic ways to fight cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayla Matthews, Freelance journalist People today are increasingly reliant on smartphones, smart speakers and other gadgets. Most can’t imagine going more than a few hours without using a computer, and some of them spend most of their work […]

It’s time for cybersecurity to go pro bono

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As asylum seekers and other vulnerable people are required to give up more and more of their personal information to agencies charged with protecting them, the […]

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford After decades of attempting to improve failing health and education systems in developing countries, the situation in many areas is still […]

This South Korean company has built a 5G search and rescue airship

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s surprising more people aren’t excited about 5G given its potential. Although more than half of global consumers expect it to deliver faster mobile networks, only a quarter think the next generation cellular […]

An economist explains how to value the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It is one the most commonly used measures of economic activity: gross domestic product (GDP), […]

Humane leadership must be the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s real innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paolo Gallo, Author and Executive Coach & Vlatka Hlupic, CEO, The Management Shift Consulting Do we need a new type of leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? We have heard it many times: the 4IR is not only […]

What the Fifth Industrial Revolution is and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pratik Gauri, India President, 5th Element Group PBC & Jim Van Eerden, President, 5th Element Group PBC Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore posed a piercing question to us at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in […]

What if big-tech companies became non-profits?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt After years of misinformation, security breaches, abhorrent labor practices and election meddling, politicians have decided it’s finally time to regulate the major tech companies. It’s almost impossible to think that, as recently as a […]

This credit card has a carbon-emission spending limit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content From bananas and sausages to flights and fuel, we all like to keep a tally of what we spend. But whether we monitor the price in dollars, rupees or yuan, it’s unlikely we are also […]

Helping small businesses fight cybercrime benefits the global ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Small businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy. They provide all manner of essential services – to individuals, to government, to larger organizations and to each other. For small businesses, when it comes […]

How has tech been used for good in civil society? We asked the experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Technology has massive potential to deliver a positive impact on our society – when people are at the heart of it. Civil society organizations have been harnessing technology to create opportunities for sustainability and wellbeing for everyone. Here are […]

Data is the oil of the digital world. What if tech giants had to buy it from us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Global Growth, Consensys AG In 2017, the Economist published a widely referenced article claiming that oil had been replaced as the world’s most valuable resource by data – specifically, data captured from users by tech […]

3 ways firms can master the digital challenges of the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As the Accenture Technology Vision holds, technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we […]