Tackling disinformation – how can we combat the lies that go viral?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Disinformation is not new. Examples of disinformation and so-called fake news campaigns are plentiful. But with increasing fears about the cost of living – exacerbated by the pandemic and the energy […]

5 Things To Look For In A Clinical Trial Software

One of the most complex studies that could ever happen is the research on the efficacy of a medicine or a device on a particular illness. Millions of dollars are involved, as are thousands of hours from participants, the health system, and the medical community. All with the unified goal of helping alleviate the hardships […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation in the coming years, but the real impact depends on how we manage the transition. It has the potential […]

This technology turns windows into solar panels, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if your windows were transparent solar panels? It would mean homes, offices and whole cities could use their windows to sustainably generate electricity from the sun. See-through solar panels that look […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

Reflections on the digital age: 7 improvements that brought about a decade of positive change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don Tapscott C.M., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute September 2030. The early 2020s were full of dramatic turning points in global history. Powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things and the metaverse upended traditional […]

Is blockchain the solution for failing global healthcare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pradeep Goel, CEO , Solve.Care The global healthcare system has been deteriorating for what feels like decades. With bed shortages, long waiting lists, increasing costs and global pandemics, the state of the global healthcare system has never been […]

Ethereum Merge: what it means for the crypto-currency industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evin Cheikosman, Policy Analyst, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum With the crypto-currency market under pressure in recent months, a long-awaited software upgrade to one of the most popular crypto platforms, Ethereum, was made public last […]

4 promising digital technologies for circular construction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catherine De Wolf, Professor, ETH Zurich To ensure there will be enough housing available for a growing population by 2060, recent studies suggest that we need to construct the equivalent of the building space of New York City […]

How explainable AI is improving ‘buy now pay later’ schemes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos How we bank, where we bank and who we bank with are changing dramatically. These incredible shifts are being driven by increased customer expectations and the power of disruptive technology to meet […]

Sustainability isn’t holding back innovation, it’s accelerating it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joni Rautavuori, Chief Executive Officer, Tharsus Group Faced with the most severe supply chain crisis in decades, compounding factors such as inflation and the energy crisis are putting businesses at existential risk. Simultaneously, the drive toward greater productivity […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

Five ways that organizations can invest in digital trust and safety for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health, Sam Dorison, Head of Partnerships and Special Initiatives, BeMe Health More organizations than ever before are confronting how to prioritize child and youth digital trust and safety. Organizations that sustainably […]

Crime in the metaverse is very real. But how do we police a world with no borders or bodies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 25% of people are expected to spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026 — but this opens them up to a myriad of crimes. Children […]

Augmented tech can change the way we live, but only with the right support and vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathleen Philips, Vice President R&D, imec Augmented reality technology has the ability to transform society and individual lives, particularly in health care and mobility. As much as visual and hearing aids are a part of our lives today, […]

Why the European Union is opening a Silicon Valley ’embassy’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum The European Union is opening a new outpost in San Francisco. The office will facilitate cooperation between European regulators and major technology firms. A European Commission spokesperson said the […]

5 technologies that will transform our lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Venture Chair, Redesign Health Technology is developing rapidly and innovations that were once the stuff of science fiction are now an everyday reality. AI, VR, gene-editing, blockchain and nanotechnology are the five foundational technologies that will […]

The solution to online abuse? AI plus human intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Inbal Goldberger, VP of Trust and Safety, ActiveFence Bad actors perpetrating online harms are getting more dangerous and sophisticated, challenging current trust and safety processes. Existing methodologies, including automated detection and manual moderation, are limited in their ability […]

Crypto mining can retire fossil fuels for good. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen L. Jones, Space Economist, The Center for Space Policy and Strategy Cryptocurrency mining using proof of work calculations is very energy-intensive, but it isn’t the only option. New regulations and new approaches to mining cryptocurrencies could also […]

The four key ways disinformation is spread online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Social media has allowed online disinformation to flourish. False and out-of-context information is largely propagated by people looking to distort public opinion and advance particular agendas. Disinformation is often […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

These social media channels are where UK teens get their news

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are the most popular sites in the UK for 12- to 15-year-olds to get their news, according to Ofcom. Despite being a top news source, social media is […]

This underestimated tool could make AI innovation safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute, Var Shankar, Director of Policy , Responsible AI Institute Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering impressive advances in many industries. Ensuring that AI systems are deployed responsibly is an urgent challenge. Certification […]

How to align cyber risk management with business needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander Zeijlemaker, Research Affiliate Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan (CAMS), Managing Director, Disem Institute, Michael Siegel, Principal Research Scientist and Director, MIT CAMS, Daniel Goldsmith, Managing Director, Julius Education, Shaharyar Khan, Research Affiliate, MIT CAMS, System Engineer, Shell Living in […]

The right way to build digital public infrastructure: 5 insights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Carolin Frankenhauser, Digital Analyst, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The past two years have shown unequivocally how essential digital infrastructure […]

The UK plans to launch the world’s biggest drone superhighway. Could it really create 650,000 jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK says its new 265 kilometre drone superhighway will be the world’s biggest. Strict regulations will be put in place to ensure safety and avoid collisions with conventional aircraft. Research suggests […]

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past – and future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines. AI from British firm DeepMind is helping to restore ancient Greek texts. Facial recognition technology is being used to identify […]

Nearly half of businesses are being hit by economic crime, with cybercrime the gravest threat. What can they do about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost half of organizations say they have suffered from fraud or economic crimes in the past two years. Cybercrime is seen as posing the biggest threat, according to a new survey by […]

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat. A report on Cyber Governance by the World Economic Forum, PwC, […]

Why AI companies should develop child-friendly toys and how to incentivize them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karolina La Fors, Generation AI Fellow, World Economic Forum and DesignLab University of Twente, Benjamin Larsen, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Smart toys are proliferating rapidly across the globe, displaying new risks and opportunities for the youngest generation. […]

Remote work fuels major diversity boost at Meta

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold. Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum This week, Meta announced that it beat is previously stated diversity goals by two years. The company cited the increasing prevalence of remote jobs. Research shows that underrepresented groups […]

3 ways online learning can narrow the higher education and workforce gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 estimates it will take women 132 years to reach full parity with men in the workforce. Empowering women with education and skills to […]

Cryptocurrency regulation is changing. Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn White, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Accenture, Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Ousmène Mandeng, Senior Advisor Blockchain and Multiparty Systems, Accenture Policymakers should act quickly to gather macroeconomic impact data […]