Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

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 A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

5 lessons from Africa on how drones could transform medical supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte US & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum Drones provide a potential avenue for ensuring that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to high quality healthcare. The […]

6 ways data sharing can shape a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Mulligan, Co-Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Kimberly Bella, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum LLC The […]

Zoom chief: Digital tax policy should be a ‘set of carrots’ not sticks

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 Global tax policy on digital services has to be multilateral – and should be more carrot than stick, Josh Kallmer, Zoom’s Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations has said. He […]

Do we need a Paris Agreement for tech? Here’s what world leaders and tech chiefs say

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum The potential for emerging tech to solve the world’s most pressing issues is equal to the challenge of mitigating the risks. These range from ethical issues to privacy and cybersecurity to freedom […]

How data is transforming the way we care for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Tore Markussen, Chief Executive Officer, C4IR Ocean, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Kristian Teleki, Director of the Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute Turning commitments […]

6 ways social innovators are harnessing 4IR technologies for social change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies present us with myriad of opportunities for social and human services – reaching more people, especially those who are […]

What is the Internet of Things?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content From fitness trackers to smart heating systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing network of internet-enabled devices. It’s also enabling smart cities and, in future, driverless cars. Along with other emerging […]

3 ways to make technologies more inclusive for people with disabilities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ching-Shiuan Jiang, Community Specialist , International Organisations and Humanitarian Agenda AI can help describe surroundings for people who are visually impaired. From colour contrast, to screen reader facilities, inclusive user interfaces are key to mobile-enabled services. The market […]

This is how the EU is using cloud to manage its data without losing control of it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilles Thiebaut, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Connected devices and sensors in infrastructure, vehicles, and manufacturing plants are all generating data. A decentralized cloud system could unlock the value of this data. […]

6 data policy issues experts are tracking right now

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 Responsible data practices must minimize negative impacts. Key data policy issues will influence how all sectors of society will interact with data in the fast-evolving future of technology. Given […]

5 ways space tech can help protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Meteorological satellites have long been used to forecast extreme weather events. Now, Space 2.0 and frontier technologies are being used to combat climate change. The tech can also be used to improve agriculture […]

This is what European business leaders think about the future of autonomous machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness & Christian Poensgen, Founder & Director, European Center for Digital Competitiveness A new report surveyed leaders from business and politics about the state of […]

A 5-step guide to scale responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Danny Lange, Vice-President, AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Deploying AI at scale will remain problematic until companies engage in a fundamental change to become […]

COVID-19 increased the use of AI. Here’s why it’s here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kerri Reynolds, SVP Crowdsourcing and HR, Appen Due to the pandemic, organisations have invested in AI to expedite remote working, enhance the customer experience and decrease costs. AI developments during the pandemic have benefited retail, education and healthcare […]

Closing the data gap: a cost-effective way to improve air quality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christa Hasenkopf, Independent Consultant Outdoor air pollution is the cause of 3.4 millions deaths a year globally and is a major contributing factor to climate change. Global efforts to improve air quality are massively underfunded, but opportunities exist […]

This is what a human-centred approach to AI technology could look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group Augmented Intelligence is an approach to integrating people and technology harmoniously. We need to control future forms of advanced technologies better than we have smartphones. This way we can amplify our own […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

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 The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

This flying AI robot can pick fruit – preventing waste in the process

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 There’s a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers, made worse by COVID-19 travel restrictions. Some farmers are forced to leave ripe fruit to rot as a result. Now AI flying drones can […]

4 views on how to ensure social justice in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prerana Pakhrin Misrahi, Communications Specialist, Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.” We asked four experts to share their views […]

More than speed: 5G could become the next big economic driver

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Latin America is taking a five-pronged attack to deploying 5G in the region. Digitalisation must be rolled out across all sectors of the economy for it to work – […]

Fifth-generation cyberattacks are here. How can the IT industry adapt?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Itai Greenberg, Vice-President, Product Management, Check Point • Cyberattacks are continuing to grow in sophistication and scale. • The coronavirus pandemic has increased the attack surface for cybercriminals, leading to a possible cyber-pandemic. • Healthcare is one industry […]

4 tech innovations that support people with disabilities working from home

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 Remote working is proving tough for the 1.3 billion people who live with some form of disability. Popular apps being used to stay connected through the pandemic can exclude people with disabilities. […]

How climbing robots could usher in a new age of automation

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 $10 trillion will likely be invested in automation and robotics by 2030. But ageing warehouses struggle to adopt new technologies. Step forward the SqUID – a new type of box-carrying robot that […]

Key takeaways on digital currency from The Davos Agenda

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, World Economic Forum & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Ashlin Perumall, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World […]

How 5G can be a force for social equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G […]

This alliance aims to accelerate the adoption of inclusive, trusted and transparent AI worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum AI could […]

Here’s how governments can mobilize technology for the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Global Leader, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC & Antonia Gawel, Deputy Head of PGPG; Head of Circular Economy and Innovation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum& Jessica Shannon Global Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC COVID-19 has shown […]

AI strawberries and blockchain chicken: how digital agriculture could rescue global food security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Ma Wenyan, Chairman of Advisory Board, Open Mineral • An AI-assisted team recently beat traditional farmers in a Chinese strawberry-growing competition. • China plans to overhaul its smallholder farming culture with extensive digitalization in many areas. • […]

6 principles to unite business in the fight against cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Friso van der Oord, Senior Vice President, Content, NACD & Larry Clinton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Security Alliance (ISA) & Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and […]

Knowledge is power: why the future is not just about the tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Lin, Chief Product & Technology Officer , Lynk Global If we are to rely on machine intelligence, we need to understand the two types of knowledge. Understanding knowledge means we can distinguish where we want machines to […]

What technology changes will 2021 bring? Here’s what business leaders say

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum A new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey finds that most adults are uniquely optimistic about accessing technology, digital tools and training in the next 12 months. This is amid general pessimism about other […]

Here’s how data can help us fix the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Madera, Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer, Refinitiv Inadequate data holds back the allocation of funds to sustainable projects. Regulators can cooperate with data providers and industry to identify data gaps. Sustainability experts and data scientists are […]