These are the top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade, according to McKinsey

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 We’ll experience more technological progress in the coming decade than we did in the preceding 100 years put together, says McKinsey. And 10 tech trends will dominate this shifting landscape. Understanding the […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]

Digital privacy comes at a price. Here’s how to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder Igarape Institute Data privacy exchanged for frictionless convenience is being compromised, stolen and leaked with disturbing regularity. People do not consciously put a price on their online privacy and most are […]

The term AI overpromises. Let’s make machine learning work better for humans instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Notger Heinz, Principal Machine Learning Engineer, sennder GmbH • Current ‘artificial intelligence’ operates on a limited ‘monkey see monkey do’ basis. • There is little sign such systems can make the leap to higher forms of cognition. • […]

5 ways drones are saving lives and the planet

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 Drones are helping prevent the spread of diseases like dengue fever and tuberculosis. Aerial seeding projects are behind efforts to restore mangrove forests and regenerate agricultural land. Drone pilots are keeping an […]

How to bring digital inclusion to the people who need it most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Govind Shivkumar, Director, Responsible Technology, Omidyar Network, Kevin O’Neil, Associate Director, Strategic Insights, Rockefeller Foundation & Liv Marte Kristiansen Nordhaug, Co-Lead, Digital Public Goods Alliance, NORAD , Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) solutions can improve the lives of citizens’ […]

The knotty problem of applying real-world laws to VR and AR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group & Thomas A. Campbell, Founder and CEO, FutureGrasp Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving fast – and our legal systems are unprepared. Here’s a guide to the […]

As threats to IoT devices evolve, can security keep up?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zoltan Balazs, Head of the Vulnerability Research Lab, CUJO AI Reports of IoT breaches are common and efforts have progressed to manage such risks, but some of these developments provoke mixed feelings among security researchers. Devices that collect […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

How drones can unlock greener infrastructure inspection

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Groves, Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Skydio Policy-makers confronting crumbling infrastructure and a warming climate face a double bind: many potential remedies to one crisis negatively impact the other. From initial construction to periodic inspection, infrastructure […]

Fake online reviews cost $152 billion a year. Here’s how e-commerce sites can stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Marciano, Director of Communications, CHEQ While there are well-intentioned valid users creating online reviews, there are also malicious users and bots. Translating this into economic impact, the direct influence of fake online reviews on global online spending […]

A Māori lens on AI: how indigenous cultures can help keep us grounded

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Ngāti Kahu, Ngati Hine, Māori Lab The notion of diversity and inclusion needs to be more than just a feel-good factor of fairness, or a cultural box to tick. Māori values, thinking and processes have been […]

The secret of productivity growth is not technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute Technology fuels productivity growth but tight labour markets provide the spark for this growth because firms typically need to make […]

Is artificial intelligence ready for the great rehiring?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith E. Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Companies looking to hire rapidly and in large numbers are turning to AI technology such as resume-screening programs. Unless used carefully, algorithms could multiply inequalities based on gender, […]

Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

4 ways regulators must keep up with the global digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Quest, Partner; Head, Public Sector, United Kingdom & Ireland, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) & Jo Ann Barefoot, Founder, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation & Owain Service, Founder, CEO, The Cognition Company Governments must learn how to regulate […]

Is the internet really more effective at radicalizing people than older media?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Researchers have now been studying the internet’s role in radicalization for decades. The World Economic Forum created a […]

3 tech design principles to help curb digital repression

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evîn Cheikosman, Project Coordinator, Data Policy, World Economic Forum & Emily Ratté, Project Coordinator, World Economic Forum & Marcus Burke, Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Activists and journalists are increasingly suppressed and silenced on […]

Why ‘systems change’ in 2021 demands better technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fruchterman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Matters We need systems-level change to meet the SDGs as traditional approaches and solutions are too expensive or have failed; To respond to these complex challenges, systems change efforts need […]

200 women call on tech giants to prioritize online safety. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum More than 200 women sign a letter calling for tech companies to “prioritize the safety of women.” Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter released commitments to improve the safety of women online […]

Blockchain can help us beat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adelyn Zhou, CMO, Chainlink Labs Smart contracts running on blockchains can unlock new ways to fight climate change and to cope with its impact. This approach relies on networks of ‘oracles’ – entities that enable blockchains to absorb […]

From competition to collaboration: How secure data sharing can enable innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hugo Ceulemans, Scientific Director, Discovery Data Sciences, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson & Mathieu Galtier, Chief Product Officer and Coordinator of the MELLODDY project, Owkin & Tinne Boeckx, Contract and grant project manager, Senior Life Sciences consultant, Avertim & […]

How drones in cities can help distribute medical supplies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ran Laviv, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Affairs, Israel Government & Daniella Partem, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Israel & Jayant Narayan, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Israel has scaled its drone operations in 1 year, with […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

Rebuilding after COVID: The challenge is digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Al-Ulyan, Vice-President, Information Technology, Saudi Aramco • The challenges of disruptive technologies must be managed. • Increased digitalization because of the pandemic has made this more pressing. • Governments and business must work together in what could […]

This is how AI can unlock hidden talent in the workplace

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 The consumer industries workforce is facing a ‘double disruption’ from automation and the economic impact of COVID-19. The Consumer Industries of the World Economic Forum has collaborated with Unilever, Walmart, Accenture and […]

How COVID-19 is ending the stigma of online learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphne Kis, Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant University COVID-19 led to the largest boost in online learning participation. As nearly 100% of new graduates entering the job market this year completed their degree at least partially online, traditional candidate […]

We need tech solutions that value human interaction more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe In a new “low touch”, remote working economy, companies must reevaluate how they manage employee and company performance. The need for human connection is greater than ever – we need […]

This is what healthcare leaders see as the future for digital health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content To ensure social distancing and avoid infection, healthcare practices in many countries shifted from in-person consultations to telemedicine. Nearly two-thirds of healthcare providers across 14 global markets are now investing heavily in […]

What’s the ‘bullwhip effect’ and how can we avoid crises like the global chip shortage?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum An ongoing shortage of semiconductors has had profound impacts. The current scarcity has been described as a result of the ‘bullwhip effect.’ Experts say there are ways to mitigate […]

International cooperation and the era of digital currency growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance of Ireland There has been a shift toward digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]