Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

What is the metaverse, and who will run it? Meta’s Nick Clegg talks to Radio Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Nick Clegg explains his role as president of global affairs at Meta. And he sets out his vision of the metaverse and why we must ensure that people can travel in […]

How attention to data privacy will stabilize our financial markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Partner, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, Mayer Brown Recent stock market declines have been explained by the impact of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, but a key cause has been data privacy. Data privacy […]

At the edge of innovation: What can edge AI do for you?

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 & Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Global Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy AI/Ethical Tech Leader, Deloitte artificial intelligence (AI) is decentralized computing […]

How new technologies create a pathway to financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salim Arda Ermut, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Turkey Wealth Fund Financial inclusion is key to creating a fair, equitable society, as well as a thriving economy. However, there are challenges to fostering financial inclusion, […]

How digital tech can turbo-charge the social economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President & President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum Digital strategies are key to scaling innovative social enterprises towards sustainable development […]

Who will govern the metaverse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Sport; Member of the ExCom, World Economic Forum The metaverse is set to change the way people and businesses communicate, and operate, in innovative yet unpredictable ways. Its […]

How the metaverse can be a force for good in an uncertain world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Subha Tatavarti, CTO, Wipro Limited Metaverse offers a fundamentally transformative model of engagement in virtual and augmented spaces, promising to change the way we interact with each other and the world around us. While much has been said […]

Nearly 3 billion people are offline: Here’s a step towards bridging the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications A significant proportion of the world’s population is cut off from the digital economy. This problem is three-fold: it’s a lack of accessibility, affordability and/or usability. The EDISON Alliance is launching […]

Cybersecurity of 5G networks: EU publishes report on the security of Open RAN

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, published a report on the cybersecurity of Open RAN. This new type of 5G network architecture will in the coming years provide an alternative way of […]

AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clara Clemente Langevin, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil, Rafael Fassio, C4IR Brazil Fellow AI/ML and State Attorney, São Paulo State Government, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil & […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2027

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from […]

The power of data: how Helsinki is improving citizens’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. By securely taking advantage of the power of data, authorities are helping residents in Finland’s capital city access the services they need. This new approach separates the storage, anonymization and processing of data from all the tasks performed by […]

‘Open’ technology can tackle the world’s biggest problems – here’s what’s holding it back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Varad Pande, Partner | Strategy, Impact & New Initiatives, Omidyar Network India & Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head – Asia Pacific Region, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Open source approaches to technologies can help governments more efficiently develop […]

‘Agile governance’ could redesign policy on data protection. Here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, Mark Esposito, Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University & Landry Signé, […]

Machine learning can help protect urban water. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India & Sanjiv Jha, Principal, Smart Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Climate change has highlighted the importance of preserving freshwater as a resource. Effective infrastructure management in cities is vital to preserve water. Real-Time […]

Making the metaverse mainstream is about the user experience. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Lu, Global Shaper, Taipei Hub, & Andrea Chang, Partner, NGC Metaverse Ventures; MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, The metaverse – essentially a 3D version of the internet – is the next big thing […]

Which European countries have the most digital skills?

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 Over half of people in the European Union had at least basic digital skills in 2021, new data shows. The Netherlands, Finland and Ireland scored highest, says Eurostat. While Romania, Bulgaria and […]

Bold use of green tech can foster a new era of sustainable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness Decarbonizing green technologies can reconcile economic progress with the production limits of our planet. New green tech, from vertical farming to 3D printing and […]

Privacy concerns loom large as governments respond to crypto  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As governments around the world grapple with the implications of crypto’s explosive growth, many continue to explore the concept of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs could benefit consumers by enabling faster and cheaper payments, but they also pose significant risks that the public […]

The metaverse is coming. Here are 4 things businesses can expect

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 The metaverse brings “tremendous opportunity” – but lots of work is needed first, Accenture says. This includes redesigning today’s internet from a “disparate collection of sites and apps” to a continuous 3D […]

Artificial empathy: the upgrade AI needs to speak to consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhara Bhansali, Chief Marketing Officer, Allied Digital Services Artificial empathy allows brands to target individual consumer needs. AI can be used to analyze customer behaviour at scale for personalized insights. But artificial empathy still needs human input and […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

Why artificial intelligence design must prioritize data privacy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Artificial intelligence is integral to developments in healthcare, technology, and other sectors, but there are concerns with how data privacy is regulated. Data privacy is essential to gain […]

Artificial intelligence: the EU needs to act as a global standard-setter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final recommendations on Tuesday, concluding 18 months of inquiries. The adopted text says that the public debate on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) should focus on this technology’s enormous potential […]

New rules to boost cybersecurity and information security in EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposed new rules to establish common cybersecurity and information security measures across the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. The proposal aims to bolster their resilience and response capacities against cyber threats and incidents, as well as to ensure a resilient, […]

People trust AI fake faces more than real ones, according to a new study

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 Fake faces created by AI are considered more trustworthy than images of real people, a new study has found. Researchers behind the study are calling for safeguards to prevent deep fakes. AI […]

How ‘computer vision’ could change healthcare, retail and more

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 & Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Global Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy AI/Ethical Tech Leader, Deloitte With applications in business, retail, healthcare […]

8 technology trends for innovative leaders in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we live and work, and the way we consume. These changes have led to an explosion of […]

This is how to keep children safe online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa What children are doing online has more bearing on their wellbeing than how much time they spend online. Parents, educators and children should be made aware of the emerging […]

4 things you need to know about the metaverse this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This regular roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the development of the metaverse. Below you’ll find insights and opinions on how this emerging technology could transform […]

IoT security: How we are keeping consumers safe from cyber threats

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The lack of consensus around consumer IoT standards has raised concerns about security, privacy, interoperability, and equity. A multistakeholder coalition worked together to agree on IoT security requirements for consumer-facing devices. More than 100 organizations are calling on some […]