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 […]

New tech infrastructure will help economies recover after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lei Xu, CEO, JD Retail New internet infrastructure was critical in supporting retail supply chains during quarantine. Smart supply chain and smart logistics will become indispensable to a functioning economy in the future. Companies can seize the opportunity […]

Why COVID-19 makes a compelling case for the wider integration of blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariam Obaid AlMuhairi, Project Manager, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE at the Dubai Future Foundation The COVID-19 crisis has revealed a general lack of connectivity and data exchange built into our global supply chains. Future resiliency […]

Why ‘video call fatigue’ might be making you tired during lockdown – and how to beat it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Some video conferencing users are complaining of exhaustion after continual online meetings. Alongside Skype, Houseparty and Microsoft Teams, virtual meetings platform Zoom has boomed during the pandemic, growing from 10 million daily […]

Covid-19 crisis shows supply chains need to embrace new technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frederic Laluyaux, president and CEO , Aera Technology. Hospitals desperate for supplies and empty supermarket shelves have become hallmarks of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. While governmental decisions and factory shutdowns have attracted most of the blame, the crisis […]

Thoughtful blockchain implementation is key to improving supply chains in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of our supply chains and the opportunity for technologies such as blockchain to boost efficiencies and strengthen trust across a range of stakeholders. However, as organizations […]

Medicines from the sky: how drones can save lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme From COVID-19 to cholera, health crises expose unequal access to care. With the right regulations and technology in place, drones could be used to deliver […]

How to create a trustworthy COVID-19 tracking technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Tracking technologies could help monitor the spread of COVID-19. Yet they also raise questions about privacy and data management. Here are four ways to ensure the responsible […]

COVID-19: Emerging technologies are now critical infrastructure – what that means for governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimmy Bettinger Emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives under lockdown. Such tools must be considered as essential infrastructure, revealing opportunities for governance. Under COVID-19, emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives. Connected devices enable both […]

How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

AI can help with the COVID-19 crisis – but the right human input is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University Artificial intelligence can help address coronavirus – if applied in a creative way. It is up to us to identify new and innovative ways to leverage what AI can […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

Will the coronavirus break the internet?

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 Internet usage is up 50% in some parts of the world as more aspects of our daily lives have moved online. Some remote-work platforms and services have struggled to keep up […]

Italian coronavirus pressures and flattening the curve – an epidemiology expert explains

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 Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world. It has been struggling under the pressure of coronavirus. Some places have succeeded in flattening the curve. Per head of population, Italy […]

Why cybersecurity matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Nicholas Davis, Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting […]

These researchers want to use your computer in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine

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 The search is on for volunteers to donate computing power to fight coronavirus. A virtual supercomputer could speed up the search for a vaccine for COVID-19. Distributed computing projects draw on the […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

3 hard-won lessons from a decade of negative cleantech returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub, After a long period of failed investments, VC funds are once again flowing into the cleantech sector. There are valuable lessons to take from the past decade of poor perfomance. Here are […]

This app lets you order leftovers to help fight food waste

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 One-third of all food is lost or wasted. The Too Good To Go app wants to help solve the problem by finding a home for food that might have gone to waste. […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

How tech can lead reskilling in the age of automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines Manufacturing as we know it isn’t quite dead – but it will be soon. We’re at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and […]

As the inventor of copy and paste dies, here are other computing innovations we take for granted

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 Larry Tesler invented cut and paste, and coined the phrase “user-friendly”. Globally, we now send 188 million emails every minute of every day. 5G technology is expected to generate $3.6 trillion by […]

We should treat data as a natural resource. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE We are generating unprecedented and ever-increasing amounts of data. As well as its benefits, this trend is consuming energy and generating waste at unsustainable levels. We need a paradigm shift in the […]

How the EU’s new data-sharing strategy could benefit companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aclan Okur, Project Collaborator, World Economic Forum The European Commission recently outlined a data strategy, encouraging more data sharing among businesses. The manufacturing industry shows how data sharing can benefit companies. But any strategy must focus on creating […]

Correcting the “jitters” in quantum devices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David L. Chandler, Writer, MIT News & MIT News A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. Labs around the world are racing to develop […]