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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]