4 innovation hotspots in the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Attilio Di BattistaEconomist, World Economic Forum & Mirek Dusek Head of Middle East and North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The world has deeply changed over the past decade. The global economy has been […]

5G mobile is nearly here – but we should share networks to make it affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter LyonsCommunity Lead, Technology, Media, and Digital Industries, World Economic Forum & Frank RayalPartner, Xona Partners In a shared network, multiple mobile operators share a common last-mile access infrastructure, including masts, antennas and radios, while each continues to […]

Tech companies could achieve much more by serving the common good. Here’s 3 steps they should take

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting To say that technology is changing the world beyond recognition still sounds like an understatement. Our quest for invention has given us gunpowder and digital photography, and it […]

This AI can predict your personality just by looking at your eyes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Are you neurotic, agreeable, an extravert, or conscientious? New technology purports to know you better than you know yourself. Machine learning is bringing a new meaning to the phrase “in the blink of an eye” […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we grow, buy and choose what we eat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank Technology has revolutionized agriculture at regular intervals, from the invention of the ox-drawn plough in ancient Egypt, to the first gas-powered tractor at the beginning of the […]

Greenpeace’s saints and sinners in the tech world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The tiny European nation of Denmark (population 5.76 million) is famed for its green credentials. It plans to stop using coal for generating electricity by 2030, and the last Danish-owned oil company […]

We know ethics should inform AI. But which ethics?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata […]

Back to the future: flying cars are becoming a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Alexander, Director, Aerospace Standards, SAE International In 2011, Peter Thiel confronted his Silicon Valley peers with this observation: “We were promised flying cars, but instead we got 140-character tweets.” Thiel wanted to know when the long-awaited innovations […]

Online government services could change your life. But only if you have access to the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva Estonians can register a new company online without leaving their desks. Brazilians can file their taxes online. Muscovites and Porteños – citizens of Buenos Aires […]

5 surprising ways digital technology is changing childhood

    This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editor, World Economic Forum When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift is coming. In 2017, Parker warned that social media […]

This Chinese tech giant’s latest gadget is… a bus

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content This bulbous blue bus could soon become a regular fixture on China’s roads. One hundred of the self-driving buses have so far trundled off a production facility in Xiamen, in southeast China’s Fujian province, […]

4 ways blockchain will transform the mining and metals industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Weiland, CEO, Minerac The mining and metals industry is a critical component of the global economy. However, many operational and commercial practices remain inefficient and antiquated, leading to critical data omissions, security vulnerabilities and even corruption. Blockchain […]

Amsterdam is getting a 3D-printed bridge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene Engineers in the Netherlands have used robots to “print” a 12-metre steel bridge which will span one of Amsterdam’s famous canals. Six-axis robots were used to “draw” the 4-metre-wide structure using layers of molten steel. […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Europe needs decisive progress for stronger cybersecurity”, EU Commissioner Gabriel highlights from Brussels

This cutting-edge article on Cybersecurity was exclusively written for The Sting by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel. The opinions expressed hereby belong to our distinguished writer. Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest policy challenges in the digital area. It has become a cross-cutting issue that not only concerns the […]

From drones to health data, how Japan can power ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Project Head, Internet of Things, World Economic Forum LLC, Genya Dana, Project Head, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum LLC, Timothy Reuter, Project Head, Civil Drones, World Economic Forum LLC, Jenny Soffel, Digital Lead, Centre for the […]

Drone regulation is necessary to democratize the sky for humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Civil Drones for Tomorrow’s Commerce, World Economic Forum LLC The future of the skies is being defined this week in Zurich, Switzerland, as the most progressive government and industry leaders dedicate themselves to advancing […]

The end of the 404? Why we need to repair the internet’s crumbling infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ The internet is nearly 30, and it’s starting to show signs of age. Links, the foundation of the internet, are in crisis. The pages plagued by dead links are not obscure Wikipedia […]

Who will win the AI race? If countries work together, then the answer could be all of us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dinglong Huang, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies & Matt Scott, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Malong Technologies “Who do you think will win?” As an artificial intelligence company with co-founders from China and the United States, […]

This is how AI can help you make sense of the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean GourleyFounder and CEO, Primer Our world seems to be increasingly volatile. Geopolitical events occur that we can’t believe, global protest movements seemingly emerge from nothing, and new technology comes online every week that seeks to upend the […]

Our Digital Future

This article is brought to you in association with IMFBlog Written by Camilla Lund Andersen “Money makes the world go around,” Liza Minnelli famously sang in the movie Cabaret. Money has for centuries been central to human relationships. Loss of faith in its value can result in economic and political instability, even war. In the […]

India is a latecomer to AI. Here’s how it plans to catch up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Utkarsh Amitabh, Founder, Network Capital (Mentors Across Borders) “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, Stephen Hawking famously said. I don’t know whether Hawking will be proven right or wrong. But […]

How smart tech helps cities fight terrorism and crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute Today’s cities are on the frontline of crime and terrorism. While some of them are clearly more at risk than others, all of them are vulnerable. Not surprisingly, cities are experimenting with […]

What the global Internet’s stakeholders can learn from Europe’s new data law

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Sepulveda, Vice President for Global Government Relations, MediaMath When Europe’s new data law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into force on May 25, it pushed a decades-long global debate over privacy and the proper regulatory […]

AI has huge potential – but it won’t solve all our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vyacheslav Polonski, Researcher, University of Oxford Hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There is no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI can cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity. From the […]

Scientists have created the world’s ‘first psychopath AI’

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Artificial intelligence has passed a new landmark in its development: its first psychopath. Researchers at MIT Media Lab have developed Norman, a machine-learning algorithm fed on a data diet of dark subject matter. Norman […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about to hit the construction industry. Here’s how it can thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Buehler, Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum & Pierre Patrick Buffet, Director of Analysis and Strategy, CEO Office , ACCIONA Infraestructuras & Santiago Castagnino, Partner & Managing Director, Madrid, The Boston Consulting Group Over […]

The AI moment: preparing for the revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with ITU. Artificial intelligence, AI, is the next big technology to have entered mainstream consciousness. From eerie androids such as Sophia to the silent efficiency of automated delivery systems in modern Amazon warehouses, the growth of autonomous driving and the […]

Google prepares to final EU judgement over Android antitrust case

A final word on the thorny EU vs Google case over Android antitrust charges could arrive as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the matter. Late last week, Reuters announced that the EU antitrust investigation into Google’s operative system Android could be on the way of concluding shortly, and that the American […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution needs a social revolution, too. Here’s how we can make this happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilary Cottam, Founding Director, Participle Ltd The industrial revolution produced an explosion in new forms of social organization. From the United Nations to trades unions, from the voluntary sector to welfare states, new systems and partnerships were designed […]

Here are three technology trends changing the way you travel

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC People have never travelled as much as they do today. More than four billion of us whizzed through the air in 2017. […]