How AI is bringing the ‘dark matter of nutrition’ to light, unlocking the power of plants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Flatt, CEO & Co-founder, Brightseed Humans lack a molecular understanding of plants and do not fully understand their nutritional potential. Emerging technologies, such as AI and machine learning, are helping us see and understand the full power […]

Why patients need access to global data: a patient’s view

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Power, Founder, Reengineering Cancer Treatment Patients need to be able to access real-world data from other patients about treatments so they can determine, with their physicians, the best treatment options for themselves. Barriers to global data sharing, […]

Data is the new gold. This is how it can benefit everyone – while harming no one

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 & Francisco D’Souza, Co-Founder, Cognizant; Fellow, World Economic Forum Digitalization is yielding vast quantities of data, which offer opportunities for business, […]

This country came up with 5 novel ideas to tackle the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seán Doyle, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Estonia launched a hackathon in March, to generate ideas to tackle the pandemic. It was organized in a matter of hours and went global, attracting participants […]

We need to talk about big data and genomics. Here’s why – and how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Middleton, Professor and Head, Society and Ethics Research Group, Wellcome Genome Campus (Sanger Institute), University of Cambridge & Mavis Machirori, Research Associate, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences, Newcastle University & Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa, Consultant, The African Academy of […]

The Great Reset requires FinTechs – and FinTechs require a common approach to cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seán Doyle, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Financial Technology (FinTech) providers are key to the structural enhancement of financial services during the Great Reset. Cybersecurity is critical to ensuring consumers and businesses can […]

Trust in facial recognition technology can be achieved. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI & Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum The potential to […]

How data can help mining companies tackle their trust deficit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hélène De Villiers-Piaget, CEO, Responsible Mining Foundation Mining companies say their number-one risk is the trust deficit they have with local communities. A new report by the Responsible Mining Foundation shows how better and more transparent use of […]

How the massive plan to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine could make history – and leverage blockchain like never before

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Shukla, Project Lead, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution India & Amey Rajput, Fellow, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution India & Sid Chakravarthy, Founder […]

How to build a public-private cybersecurity partnership for the modern era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Harrison, Chief Technology Officer, Garrison In every country, knowhow about truly strong cybersecurity is held and protected by governments. Given the increasing threat from and sophistication of cyberattacks on businesses, however, that must change. Here’s how corporates […]

The world’s supercomputers joined forces against COVID-19 – why such collaborations are critical for tackling future emergencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, IBM During the pandemic, the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium made the world’s most powerful computers available for free to researchers trying to fight COVID-19. COVID-19 showed the power of global […]

This 3D-printed steak could help us reduce meat consumption

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 Every year, billions of animals are raised and slaughtered for food. This uses huge amounts of water and energy. Some experts believe alternatives could be better for people and the environment. Billions […]

Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

3 ways governments can address cybersecurity in the post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belisario Contreras, Manager, Cyber Security Programme, Organization of American States (OAS) and Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has increased use of and reliance on the internet as people need to work […]

How AI can ensure your transition to remote work is equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline Women’s participation in the paid labour market took a hit with the onset of COVID-19. Remote work could further marginalize employees who find it difficult to advocate for themselves. AI can ensure that all […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. From quantum computers and 5G […]

The technologies – and thoughtful collaborations – that can build resilience in the food system after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Professor; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph & Lenore Newman, Director, Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of […]

Digitalization is changing banking – These 3 trends will help shape its future

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 COVID-19 is accelerating demands for new banking technologies and cost-cutting efficiencies. Cloud technologies and AI can help banks weather changes brought by COVID-19 and distinguish their offerings in the the long term. […]

Buzzkill: why the hype around drones and COVID-19 is misplaced

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Meier, Executive Director, WeRobotics Drone technology has been deployed in a range of applications during the pandemic. But they have not always been effective – and have, at worst, caused harm. Here’s what we know to-date about […]

How COVID-19 revealed 3 critical AI procurement blindspots that could put lives at risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eddan Katz, Project Lead, Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum & Conor Sanchez, Project Specialist – L1, World Economic Forum The rush to procure AI technologies during COVID-19 has revealed key governance gaps. Such gaps, if not addressed, […]

Why the evolution of blockchain reliability is critical to protecting your digital assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Steele, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP The existence of digital assets is dependent on the reliability of the blockchain. Understanding key vulnerabilities can help better assess blockchain reliability. Much has been said in recent […]

The Great Reset and digital trust: 3 lessons on digital tools from the COVID-19 crisis

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, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Digital mistrust – or a lack of confidence in digital tools – is high and rising. The post-pandemic Great Reset will spark questions about what […]

4 key steps to support cross-border payments and digital trade growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Gallaher, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Nigel Corey, Associate Director, Trade Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Addressing challenges to cross border payments is critical to preserving the future growth of the digital economy. Modernized […]

The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Xiao Liu, Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum We’re entering the era of the “Internet of Bodies”: collecting our physical data via a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or […]

What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

How AI and machine learning are helping to fight COVID-19

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 Organizations have been quick to apply their AI and machine learning know-how in the fight to curb this pandemic. These technologies are being deployed in areas from research to healthcare and even […]

3 steps to boost your digital safety while working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes  As people work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, they become more vulnerable to digital attacks and scams. Hackers may try to exploit […]

Behind the firewall: a discussion on the evolution of cybersecurity in the utility industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Gumbiner, Consultant, Siemens The utility sector is being transformed – and this process has opened the industry up to a new range of cyber-threats. Attacks will continue to escalate in frequency and complexity. Here, two industry experts […]

5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Quinney, Specialist, Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Biodiversity is critically important to human health, economies and livelihoods. Humans have caused the loss of 83% of all wild animals and half of all plants. To mark the […]

5 curve-flattening technologies being developed by young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Shakour, Project Specialist, Forum Foundations, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are developing new technologies to help in the fight against […]

How COVID-19 has changed what we search for online

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 ‘Can children pass on coronavirus?’ searches spiked around the world on 12 May. Meanwhile, searches for quarantine hobbies in the United States rose by 400%. Employment support was widely searched for. What […]

Computer skills are crucial for children – in lockdown and in life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys Ltd Maths and computer skills will be key for our children’s future. Access to STEM education is unequal. Critical, versatile thinking is essential to overcome challenges – like the pandemic. Like it is […]

4 rules to stop governments misusing COVID-19 tech after the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wafa Ben-Hassine, Consultant, International Finance Corporation & Philip Dawson, Lead, Public Policy, Element AI • Most people concede that public health currently trumps individual rights when it comes to the use of coronavirus data. • We must consider […]