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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Here’s how we can make innovation more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gudela Grote, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich & Thomas A Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, Professor of Work and Employment Research, Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute […]

Here’s how data could make our cities safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Anthony Across Europe, fast-growing cities and city regions are increasingly confronted with urban violence from extremists seeking to further their political or religious aims, and criminal gangs controlling their territory. While cities have begun to play […]

Where are the charities in the great Artificial Intelligence debate?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy, Charities Aid Foundation Artificial intelligence has become a hot political and cultural topic. UK prime minister Theresa May made it the centerpiece of her appearance at this year’s Davos Summit. More recently, French […]

Will GDPR block Blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Toth, Head of Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC As someone who has worked in data policy and data protection for 20 years, I read privacy policies for a living. I take notice when I get the […]

Two days left until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), lots of newsletter opt-outs but does the EU citizen really know?

Just two days left now before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fully implemented changing the way companies manage the data of EU citizens globally. A regulation which is much stricter that the current ones is meant to give greater protection rights to individuals from the Old Continent showing that the EU is a […]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: “Am I a real Boy?”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Ahmed Rafay Afzal, a medical student from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan, currently pursuing a career in United States. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

How secure is blockchain?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lotte Schou-Zibell, Chief, Finance Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank & Nigel Phair, Director, Centre for Internet Safety , University of Canberra. Blockchain technology is transforming the way we do business by allowing […]

Technology is delivering better access to financial services. Here’s how

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Dan Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal. Digital technology is spurring financial inclusion around the world, enabling millions more people and businesses to join the global […]

How biotechnology is evolving in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor de Lorenzo, Head, Molecular Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). When modern biotechnology emerged in the late 1970s, it was first applied in the health sector, with the onset of recombinant DNA. One decade […]

Half the world’s population is still offline. Here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric White,  Project Lead, Internet for All, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum & Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva Last month scientists at Tufts University announced that they had created […]