AI can help us unlock the world’s most complex operating system – the human body

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ken Mulvany, Co-founder and Chairman, BenevolentAI There is a quiet revolution happening which has the potential, perhaps more than any previous technology revolution, to benefit humanity profoundly. It’s the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare. There is […]

3 reasons why AI won’t replace human translators… yet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Jonathan Rechtman, Co-founder and Chief Interpreter, Cadence Translate I’ve been a proud simultaneous interpreter for the better part of a decade, but I agree that it’s not the flashiest of jobs. We speak in hushed voices, tucked away […]

Facebook has built an AI-based tool that fixes the social network when it crashes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bugs in computer software can range from mild irritant to huge economic loss, and, in the worst cases, to a tragic loss of life. The vast majority of companies today depend on […]

How India is harnessing technology to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content In November of 2016, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement that sent the country’s population into a tailspin. Overnight, 86% of the country’s currency became invalid, as the 500 rupee […]

3 reasons why AI won’t replace human translators… yet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Rechtman, Co-founder and Chief Interpreter, Cadence Translate I’ve been a proud simultaneous interpreter for the better part of a decade, but I agree that it’s not the flashiest of jobs. We speak in hushed voices, tucked away […]

Making technology work for 1.3 billion Indians

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Børge BrendePresident, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum & Murat SönmezManaging Director, Head of Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution & Global Network, World Economic Forum At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, […]

Bias in AI is a real problem. Here’s what we should do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert GrynChief Executive Officer, Codewise & Pawel RzeszucinskiChief Data Scientist, Codewise Hardly a day goes by without a new story about the power of AI and how it will change our world. However, there are also dangers alongside […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution can close the digital divide. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Julian VercruysseInfrastructure Resilience Researcher, Fergus ReidStrategy Consulting Analyst The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is fast approaching, and with it comes one of the greatest celebrations of technological innovation, for which information and communication technology (ICT) is […]

How can we build a workforce for our digital future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greg Caimi, Partner, Bain & Company & Ouriel LancryPartner, Bain & Company At a recent World Economic Forum workshop on the topic of successful digital transformation, a group of executives passionately debated the challenges of managing their most […]

A new era of computing is coming. How can we make sure it is sustainable?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirk Bresniker, Fellow and chief architect, Hewlett Packard Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Eighty years ago, Alan Turing laid down the mathematical basis of computation. Just a decade later, John von Neumann made computing practical. Advances in information technology […]

We won’t win the online security war without people power

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Taylor, President, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, BT It’s estimated that two-thirds of people online – more than 2 billion individuals – have had their personal information stolen or compromised, and a business falls victim to a ransomware […]

More than just a phone: mobile’s impact on sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mats Granryd, Director-General, GSMA Can you live without your mobile phone? We all depend on mobile connectivity in our daily lives, but for many billions of people across the globe, mobile is more than just a useful communications […]

Technology is a force for peace and prosperity. Don’t let its challenges obscure this

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Frangos, Chief Innovation Officer, BT, United Kingdom The American biologist E.O. Wilson observed of the modern world that we are “drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”. As a technologist, this sentence sits uncomfortably with me. I […]

How do you get people to trust self-driving vehicles? This company is giving them ‘virtual eyes’

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content We hear a lot about how autonomous cars are the future. They will be better and more efficient at driving than we are, and consequently our roads will become a great deal […]

How drones can manage the food supply chain and tell you if what you eat is sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael de Lagarde, Chief Executive Officer, Delair-Tech Drones are more than just cool-looking flying objects. Their real value lies in their ability to quickly and efficiently gather and analyze information on assets, geography, infrastructure, environmental trends and other […]

You’ve heard of 5G, but what about the quantum internet?

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 Last year, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China took Schrödinger’s cat into space. Not literally. The cat was the subject of a theoretical experiment that explained quantum mechanics. […]

Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications The potential automation of many jobs raises some big and tricky questions, but one of these hasn’t received sufficient attention: what is the true purpose of education at a time when […]

7 amazing ways artificial intelligence is used in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content One of the biggest impacts of new technology – and perhaps the most life-changing – will be felt in healthcare. Diagnosis of illness will be fast and efficient, and medicine will be […]

Blockchain could boost global trade by $1 trillion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years. That’s the assessment of a World Economic Forum white paper released this week. Meanwhile, DLT is also set to […]

How to build a model for human security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum The concept of human security was first defined in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report as “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want”. Human security envisions protecting human beings […]

How smartphones can close the global skills gap for billions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe The future of work is rapidly changing. With the rise of machines and automation, we need to empower our workforces with 21st-century skills to help them remain employable. But how […]

How robotics can help humanitarians bridge the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viviana Laperchia, Communication Manager, WeRobotics The aura surrounding robots, AI and drone technology is a dazzling mixture of hype and alarmism, from drones saving lives and protecting the environment, to robots stealing humans’ jobs and threatening our emotional […]

Here’s why the tech sector could be the next target for Chinese investment in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative There is a general trend of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It fell by nearly 21% in 2017, and a portion of that can be attributed to a reduction […]

To realise the full potential of AI, we must regulate it differently

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gordon Morrison, Director of EMEA Government Affairs, Splunk & Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum LLC It is becoming clear to governments and organizations across the world that artificial intelligence (AI) will have […]

From Kenya to China, here’s why countries should start working together on AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake Artificial intelligence, or AI, is driving massive shifts across the globe, and every day more questions arise. The narrative in the media focuses heavily on an “AI arms race”, with the US and China […]

Scientists can lead the fight against fake news

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Pierre BourguignonPresident, European Research Council We are living in a world with a worrying new trend – anti-science sentiment is growing, and “fake news” is posing a threat, as a steady and insidious flow of untrue or misleading […]

Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services I started transforming businesses with technology 35 years ago. It was as true then as it is now that the biggest risk we have to mitigate […]

Humans aren’t made for repetition – it’s time AI took over manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humera Malik, CEO, Canvass Analytics For the past 30 years, gross domestic product (GDP) across the globe has been shrinking. Where capital investment and increases in labour have been traditional drivers of production, we are now at a […]

How smarter machines can make us smarter humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Thomson Reuters In an era characteristically defined as “uncertain”, there is one fact that every industry can agree on: artificial intelligence (AI) will be one of the most disruptive technologies of […]

AI can be a game-changer for the world’s forests. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucas Joppa, Chief enviroment officer, Microsoft Despite a wealth of statistics about the value of our natural resources, we are essentially flying blind when it comes to their current state and how to best protect them. To fight […]