How global tech companies can champion ethical AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim O’Brien, General Manager of AI Programs, Microsoft & Steve Sweetman, Director, Microsoft & Natasha Crampton, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, Microsoft & Venky Veeraraghavan, Group Program Manager, Microsoft The ethics of artificial intelligence, or AI, […]

Businesses are thriving, societies are not. Time for urgent change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain & Company Inc. & Andrew Schwedel, Co-Chair, Bain Futures Businesses must urgently change to support the societies they operate in. Climate change and economic unfairness are among 6 flashpoints for companies. Globalization has lifted […]

How to make sure tech doesn’t leave people behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies Inspiring applications for tech include AI to detect eye problems in babies. Sophisticated technology is all around us – but it can leave people behind. 43% of people in the EU don’t […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]

5 ways to get your business ready for AI in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content 90% of executives see promise in the use of artificial intelligence. AI set to add $15.7 trillion to global economy. Only 4% planning major deployment of technology in 2020. They say you […]

Will 2020 be the year blockchain overcomes its hype?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum In 2019, the focus on blockchain shifted from hype to quality. In 2020, there is an opportunity for blockchain to have a social impact. But projects […]

The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & Adam Graafland Nordlund, Junior Futurist, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and […]

This start-up is 3D-printing an entire neighbourhood in Mexico

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content New Story and two Mexican construction companies are building a neighborhood of 3D-printed homes in Tabasco, Mexico. The secure 500-square-foot houses each have a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. They […]

Hardware is a cybersecurity risk. Here’s what we need to know

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edlyn V. Levine, PhD Research Associate, Department of Physics, Harvard University & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Cyberspace does not exist in a vacuum. All cyber systems are built using the physical […]

Chicken soup for the digital soul: how to bring community back online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave McKay, President, CEO, Royal Bank of Canada Online networks can lack empathy which can negatively effect their potential for economic growth and bringing people together. The speed and reach of online communities can also be used to […]

How quantum computing could beat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, PsiQuantum Advances in quantum computing could help us simulate large complex molecules. These simulations could uncover new catalysts for carbon capture that are cheaper and more efficient than current models. We can currently […]

How to turn a traditional business into a platform-based success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata Information Technology Limited The experiences of successful digital businesses […]

Blockchain is becoming key for global trade – but is that a gift for hackers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Soichi Furuya, Senior Researcher, Hitachi (and World Economic Forum Fellow) Blockchain is a system of recording transactions that could replace ‘trust intermediaries’ including banks Businesses are starting to […]

The 8 pieces of digital DNA we need to thrive in the AI age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Goleman, Co-Director, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey If you had a symptom of cancer, what kind of doctor would you look for? Would you look for a […]

What you need to know about 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy […]

Encryption is under attack. Here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Marco Pineda, Head of Security and Innovation, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The news that Interpol is about to “condemn” the spread of strong encryption is just […]

This tech company is aiming to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones. The drones can plant 120 seedpods per minute. The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields […]

How the inventor of the internet plans to make it safe and accessible for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Half the world is connected to the internet today. Concerns about civility, bullying and hate speech on the internet are growing. Contract for the Web includes nine principles to fix the internet […]

Hackers can use public USB chargers to steal personal data. Here’s what you need to know about ‘juice jacking’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, Charging your phone at public USB points like those in airports may put you at risk of ‘juice jacking’ Hackers can steal your data and passwords in public locations The Los Angeles District Attorney […]

Technology companies have power. They must assume responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Public expectations of business leaders have changed in the past few years. “How are you helping your business succeed?” is no longer the pertinent question. Today, people expect businesses to help the world succeed — […]

These are the most innovative cities in the world

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 The Innovation Cities Index looks at 500 to find the best ones for start-ups New York is the best in the world for innovation to thrive Tokyo placed second and London third 5 […]

This wristband tells you what food to buy based on your DNA

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 When an undiagnosed rare genetic disease caused his young son’s kidneys to fail, Professor Chris Toumazou vowed to find a way of uncovering hidden health risks. The professor of biomedical engineering realised that, […]

Make the internet safer: stop using passwords

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ori Eisen, Founder and CEO, Trusona This article is not simply meant to be read. It is meant to be read and acted upon. I am here to recruit you.   I have dedicated my life to fighting online […]

Why law enforcement and businesses need to join forces to fight global cybercrime

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 & Craig Jones, Director of Cybercrime, INTERPOL The digital revolution is changing the way law enforcement protects communities and the way businesses manage risk. The World Economic Forum’s Regional […]

This new initiative aims to make cybercrime harder – and riskier – to commit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Head of Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security Many facts and figures are published on an almost daily basis in an effort to describe the constantly changing threats to our […]

This air taxi uses 5G to ‘see’ around corners

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 As an answer to urban congestion, vertical take-off electric drones could soon provide a sustainable way to move people and cargo around our cities. Now the most advanced multicopter is adding 5G capabilities […]

Why good cybersecurity in business is everyone’s responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige H. Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Cybersecurity leaders are also business leaders, working to protect data without business interruption. But the complexities and magnitude of today’s cybersecurity challenges are daunting for many organizations and […]

As Dubai switches on its first 5G, what is all the fuss about?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Mobile users in parts of Dubai will get their first taste of 5G networking this week. The latest generation of mobile internet technology has been described as “superfast” and promises download speeds far […]

Abu Dhabi is investing $250 million in tech start-ups

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 Hydrocarbons have powered Abu Dhabi’s economy since the discovery of its oil in 1958. But now the emirate – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – is moving to support homegrown tech […]

3 ways digitalization will help end crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks Digitalization of our societies powered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers many benefits and poses many challenges. However, one of the most important benefits often goes unmentioned: Digitalization’s potential to end […]

The 3 traps when it comes to blockchain and business – and how to avoid them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader for Blockchain, Tech Mahindra Blockchain was first introduced in 2009 with the launch of its first application, Bitcoin. In its simplest form, blockchain is a decentralized digital system of record in which untrusted parties […]

How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities […]