How blockchain can cut the cost of new medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Corley, Co-founder and CEO, DHB Global Developing a new drug today takes anywhere from 10 to 12 years and costs between $1 billion and $2 billion. One source of these ever-expanding costs is the data compliance issues due […]

In Rwanda, high-speed drones are delivering blood to remote communities

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 Drones are supplying blood to a network of 21 remotely located transfusion clinics in Rwanda, helping save lives every day across the country. Flying in a straight line, and at high speeds, the […]

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution needs more arts graduates

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Amy Jordan, Delivery Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The cybersecurity industry is facing a jobs crisis. According to recent estimates, India alone requires an […]

Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.” That phrase – said famously by Jack Nicholson in the 1983 film Terms Of Endearment – has become a sarcastic catchphrase. But now, scientists in Singapore are […]

The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

Should tech companies pay us for our data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuel Ochoa Ayala, Academic Researcher, Economic and Business Research Institute We live in an unequal world where the gap between the rich and poor is widening. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms our world, it is more important […]

Technophobe or technophile? We need more conversation about digital transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geir Christian Karlsen, CEO & Founder, AppsCo Inc You don’t need to live in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Singapore or any one of the other smart cities adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to have heard the buzz phrase ‘digital […]

High internet taxes are restricting access and slowing economic growth

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 & Sebastian Cabello, Head, Latin America, GSMA Using the internet is expensive for most of the world’s population. Africans spend 17% of their average income […]

This AI-powered app aims to help people with autism improve their social skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could artificial intelligence benefit children with autism? Ned Sahin, a neuroscientist and founder of company Brain Power, thinks so. He is part of a wave of scientists who hope technology can improve the social communication […]

Blockchain can change the face of renewable energy in Africa. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nsikak John, Founder, Kahn Studios In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around 180,000MW) gave rise to large-scale imports of noisy and polluting power […]

Cybersecurity needs a holistic approach. Here are three ways to build protection

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige Adams, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group I believe that confidence is key to getting the most from our digital world. This confidence is dependent on cybersecurity and data stewardship. That’s why, at Zurich, we […]

3 ways business leaders can build digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz,Global Chairman, PwC The year 2018 has seen a steady shift in cybersecurity and privacy matters: from the back office to the front office, from the tech section to the front page, and from the IT department […]

Pakistan’s digital revolution is happening faster than you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ayla Majid, Managing Director, Financial Advisory Services, Khalid Majid Rehman The digital power of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is slowly unfolding and shaping into a whole new area of opportunity. When the BRI took global centre […]

This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires […]

How do we build an ethical framework for 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: Hilary Sutcliffe, Director, SocietyInside & Anne-Marie Allgrove, Head, Global Information Technology and Communications Industry, Baker McKenzie The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming society and reshaping our future. While these technologies offer extraordinary opportunities, they pose […]

How to stop data leaks

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Our data infrastructure is incredibly porous. The latest cybersecurity incidents have highlighted the vulnerabilities created in the mishandling of massive data access by developers of third party applications. […]

The eight types of AI you should know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jen Hyatt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, troo.ai Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broadly-used term, akin to the word manufacturing, which can cover the production of cars, cupcakes or computers. Its use as a blanket term disguises how […]

Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Etkin, Professor, Stanford University “How have you been feeling since we last met?” As a psychiatrist, this is how I often open a session with a patient. But as a Silicon Valley-based neuroscientist, I am struck by […]

The most unlikely innovators are changing ICT for development – it’s time we took notice

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Heather Gilberds, Director of Research and Learning, DOT The long and storied history of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) field is like the dead letters of […]

People, not technology, shape the future of manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Torbjørn Netland, Chair of production and operations management, ETH Zurich & Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich These are exciting times for manufacturing. A plethora of recent technological developments creates radically new opportunities for how we develop, manufacture, and […]

Digital distrust: We’re losing faith in technology to solve the world’s problems

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 Climate change, hunger, disease, inequality, conflict. The list of problems facing humankind grows longer and more complex all the time. Emerging digital technologies may hold the answers to some of these and […]

How AI can inspire doctors to be more inventive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Nick Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London In 2017, DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer beat the world champion of the strategy board game Go. The computer knew only the rules of the game, which […]

The 5 stages of acceptance as robots enter the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics For the past several years, the conversation about robots and jobs has focused heavily on how automation is poised to disrupt the workforce. Speculative articles full of studies, reports, and abstract opinions have […]

10 things you – and your government – should know about competitiveness 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: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Saadia ZahidiManaging Director, Head of Social and Economic Agendas, World Economic Forum Even as globalization has led to unprecedented gains for many from the movement of goods, services, […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

Could robot leaders do better than our current politicians?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeger van der Wal, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore & Yifei Yan, PhD candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore The Fourth Industrial Revolution is […]

“Cyber security is a shared responsibility: stop, think, connect”, a Sting Exclusive by EU Commissioner Gabriel

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. Most of us in Europe are fortunate to live in a world that is safe. From the food we eat to the homes we live […]

Africa is helping the drone industry get off the ground. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A recent critical report into the civilian use of drones in the US came to the damning conclusion that restrictions were so stringent they were actually stifling the commercial development of […]

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 […]