This technology turns windows into solar panels, here’s how

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 Imagine if your windows were transparent solar panels? It would mean homes, offices and whole cities could use their windows to sustainably generate electricity from the sun. See-through solar panels that look […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

Reflections on the digital age: 7 improvements that brought about a decade of positive change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don Tapscott C.M., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute September 2030. The early 2020s were full of dramatic turning points in global history. Powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things and the metaverse upended traditional […]

How explainable AI is improving ‘buy now pay later’ schemes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos How we bank, where we bank and who we bank with are changing dramatically. These incredible shifts are being driven by increased customer expectations and the power of disruptive technology to meet […]

Robot football: How the ‘beautiful game’ has advanced AI and automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1997, a computer programme named Deep Blue beat the world’s reigning chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, in a highly publicised, multi-day chess match. Enthusiasts have debated the fairness of […]

How information tech can address challenges in climate change and education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Johnson, Vice-President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson When I wrote my MBA thesis on the promise of mobile communications technology back in the early 1990s, I could never have imagined how much that decision would impact my […]

3 lessons in tech ethics from a tech giant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Green, Director, Technology Ethics, Santa Clara University, Emily Ratté, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce, Rayce Smallwood, Content Specialist, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce The more people live with […]

Former NASA CTO on how to think ‘mission first’ and what’s next for a free space economy

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 Astra began – like so many companies – in a garage. But it stands apart as a member of the $400 billion space economy sector. This space tech company isn’t looking […]

How can ‘zero trust’ help secure the operational technology environment?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akshay Joshi, Head of Industry and Partnerships, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, Mansur Abilkasimov, VP Cybersecurity Governance & Strategy Deputy CISO, Schneider Electric Recent developments and changes in cyberspace such as the rise in cyber threats, the […]

Can technology play a more meaningful role in meeting the SDGs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau It is becoming clear that technical standards will play a key role in addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some of the most pressing needs of the planet, like […]

Five ways that organizations can invest in digital trust and safety for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health, Sam Dorison, Head of Partnerships and Special Initiatives, BeMe Health More organizations than ever before are confronting how to prioritize child and youth digital trust and safety. Organizations that sustainably […]

Augmented tech can change the way we live, but only with the right support and vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathleen Philips, Vice President R&D, imec Augmented reality technology has the ability to transform society and individual lives, particularly in health care and mobility. As much as visual and hearing aids are a part of our lives today, […]

How the responsible use of AI can create safer online spaces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Durbin, Chief Executive, Information Security Forum AI algorithms have massive implications for human life and the wider society. Ethical dilemmas surrounding AI include digital disparities and its weaponization. Autonomy should be balanced with human oversight while the […]

5 technologies that will transform our lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Venture Chair, Redesign Health Technology is developing rapidly and innovations that were once the stuff of science fiction are now an everyday reality. AI, VR, gene-editing, blockchain and nanotechnology are the five foundational technologies that will […]

Do data regulations properly protect consumers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hughes, Chief Business Officer, Duality Technologies 75% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations by 2024. Enterprises must ensure that they have dedicated privacy practices. And strategies to understand and […]

The four key ways disinformation is spread online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Social media has allowed online disinformation to flourish. False and out-of-context information is largely propagated by people looking to distort public opinion and advance particular agendas. Disinformation is often […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

These social media channels are where UK teens get their news

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 Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are the most popular sites in the UK for 12- to 15-year-olds to get their news, according to Ofcom. Despite being a top news source, social media is […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

This underestimated tool could make AI innovation safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute, Var Shankar, Director of Policy , Responsible AI Institute Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering impressive advances in many industries. Ensuring that AI systems are deployed responsibly is an urgent challenge. Certification […]

The right way to build digital public infrastructure: 5 insights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Carolin Frankenhauser, Digital Analyst, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The past two years have shown unequivocally how essential digital infrastructure […]

The UK plans to launch the world’s biggest drone superhighway. Could it really create 650,000 jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK says its new 265 kilometre drone superhighway will be the world’s biggest. Strict regulations will be put in place to ensure safety and avoid collisions with conventional aircraft. Research suggests […]

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past – and future

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines. AI from British firm DeepMind is helping to restore ancient Greek texts. Facial recognition technology is being used to identify […]

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat. A report on Cyber Governance by the World Economic Forum, PwC, […]

Why AI companies should develop child-friendly toys and how to incentivize them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karolina La Fors, Generation AI Fellow, World Economic Forum and DesignLab University of Twente, Benjamin Larsen, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Smart toys are proliferating rapidly across the globe, displaying new risks and opportunities for the youngest generation. […]

Is AI the only antidote to disinformation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arijit Goswami, Innovation Program Manager , Capgemini India AI-based programmes are being used to create deep fakes that can be used to sow the seeds of discord in society and create chaos in markets. Algorithms will soon produce […]

Data could fix our COVID-stricken health systems, but it must be done right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems and Global Board Member, Harvard University and Movement Health 2030 Health systems worldwide are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed their capacity and resilience to the limit. As we look […]

Spam bots: What are they?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Spam bots are automated profiles that mimic real-life user behaviour to spread content. Some bots are benevolent and can improve a user’s experience online. However, many bots are malicious. […]

Opinion: EdTech has not lived up to its promises — here’s how to turn that around

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalia Kucirkova, Professor of Children’s Reading and Development, The Open University and University of Stavanger EdTech is big business, and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed it into the mainstream. In just the next three years, the market for, […]

How to build the next generation of AI talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Wehbe, Joseph Wehbe, CEO of DAIMLAS, VP Community of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels The benefits of artificial intelligence as a catalyst for economic growth are distributed unevenly across cities around the world. Consequently, so is its […]

How autonomous mobile clinics can transform healthcare in least developed countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ao Kong, Senior Programme Advisor and Chief of Resource Mobilization and Strategic Communications, United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, Dr Shaoshan Liu, Senior Member at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asia Chair of IEEE […]

What’s the environmental impact of blockchain gaming – and what can be done about it today

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxime Eyraud, Consulting Partner, Naavik, Abhimanyu Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Naavik, Moritz Baier-Lentz, Partner, BITKRAFT Ventures Blockchain gaming and cryptocurrencies are no strangers to ecological controversy with the rise of NFTs putting the issue into the spotlight. Despite […]