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, […]

This little robot is cleaning up our beaches, one cigarette butt at a time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Cigarette butts are the most common and problematic types of beach litter, polluting marine environments with plastics and harmful chemicals. Robot litter picker, the BeachBot, uses AI to detect trash and help […]

It’s time to change the debate around AI ethics. 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 of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot & Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot Heated debate about the development of […]

This NASA-inspired technology converts carbon dioxide into food. 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 NASA-based technology is being used to turn carbon dioxide into food and bio-based products. Kiverdi in California is using the tech to create the world’s first ‘air-based meat’. It could also help […]

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 […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

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 Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

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 […]

How AI is serving up aces at Wimbledon – and what the technology means for the future of sport

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 IBM’s new AI tool can watch Wimbledon simultaneously across more than 18 courts. Tennis highlights and results packages can be created within two minutes of a match finishing. Wearable tech and real-time […]

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 […]

What Europe’s SMEs need to do for a cyber-secure future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alba Perez Grandi, Communications Officer, ENISA & Anna Sarri, Cybersecurity Officer, ENISA & Viktor Paggio, Seconded National Expert, ENISA Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute 99% of businesses in the EU and face diverse cybersecurity challenges including low […]

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 […]

Chatbots are on the rise. This approach accounts for their risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Regulations for AI are falling behind the exponential growth of the use of it. Developing an internal governance framework for “high-risk chatbots” would take a company considerable time and resources. A useful […]

8 female CEOs on bridging the gender gap in tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide […]

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 AI technique could use a digital version of Earth to help fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Hohn, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Fleming, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company & Roxanne Zhang, Data Science Consultant, McKinsey & Company An AI technique called reinforcement learning could help us solve some of the […]

Human-centric tech will make AI faster and fairer. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wilson Pang, Chief Technology Officer, Appen We need human-centric technology that enhances productivity and drives greater ROI. With ML-assisted technology embedded into the data labelling pipeline, you can reduce the time, money and people required. There are many […]

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 […]

Our current internet architecture was conceived for the 1980s. It’s time for an upgrade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Giacomo Giuliari, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich, Joel Wanner, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich, Markus Legner, Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, David Basin, Professor of Information Security, ETH Zurich, Peter Müller, Professor of Programming Methodology, ETH Zurich & Adrian Perrig, Professor […]

To make it cybersecure, CEOs must truly get to know their business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Joyce, Principal, Global and US Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Leader, PwC US & Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US & Richard Horne, Cyber Security Chair, Risk and Quality Partner , PwC UK • […]

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 […]

AI and nanotechnology could make cancer cell therapy affordable for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor Liesbet Lagae, Director of Life Science Technology Activities at IMEC and teaches Nanobiotechnology, KU Leuven CAR-T therapy can cure terminally ill cancer patients but it is prohibitively expensive, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Leveraging recent advances […]

Cybersecurity has much to learn from industrial safety planning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert M Lee, CEO, Dragos • Safety engineering practices can be readily applied to cybersecurity. • Developing safety ‘scenarios’ helps build a more comprehensive response to cyberthreats. • Scenarios are also useful for communicating cybersecurity best practice to […]

A supercomputer is helping to reduce traffic jams, saving time and money. Here’s how

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 A supercomputer has pinpointed and eased congestion in the US city of Chattanooga. This has resulted in a 16% decrease in fuel use. The technology could reduce fuel consumption across the US […]

Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter • Striking a balance between data access and privacy is tricky. • Different approaches to the problem can either reinforce or redress existing power imbalances. • Discussions are progressing about the […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

Data will allow us to predict the future if we let it. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bret Greenstein, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Data, Cognizant A global competition has encouraged powerful predictions for what should happen to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Teams used AI to predict the impact on COVID-19 […]

AI governance’s time has come. 6 ways to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Global AI Council Member, CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group & Navrina Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Credo AI The reasons cited for not tackling AI governance don’t hold up. AI governance is a strategic […]

5 ways to reduce risk while fuelling IT innovation and growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Rast, Global Head of Technology & Knowledge, KPMG & Tom Koehler, Global Head, Citizen Developer Program, KPMG • New technology allows businesses with little or no coding experience to enter app development. • This democratization comes with […]