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 […]

How robotics can help humanitarians bridge the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viviana Laperchia, Communication Manager, WeRobotics The aura surrounding robots, AI and drone technology is a dazzling mixture of hype and alarmism, from drones saving lives and protecting the environment, to robots stealing humans’ jobs and threatening our emotional […]

Here’s why the tech sector could be the next target for Chinese investment in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative There is a general trend of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It fell by nearly 21% in 2017, and a portion of that can be attributed to a reduction […]

To realise the full potential of AI, we must regulate it differently

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gordon Morrison, Director of EMEA Government Affairs, Splunk & Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum LLC It is becoming clear to governments and organizations across the world that artificial intelligence (AI) will have […]

From Kenya to China, here’s why countries should start working together on AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake Artificial intelligence, or AI, is driving massive shifts across the globe, and every day more questions arise. The narrative in the media focuses heavily on an “AI arms race”, with the US and China […]

Scientists can lead the fight against fake news

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Pierre BourguignonPresident, European Research Council We are living in a world with a worrying new trend – anti-science sentiment is growing, and “fake news” is posing a threat, as a steady and insidious flow of untrue or misleading […]

Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services I started transforming businesses with technology 35 years ago. It was as true then as it is now that the biggest risk we have to mitigate […]

Humans aren’t made for repetition – it’s time AI took over manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humera Malik, CEO, Canvass Analytics For the past 30 years, gross domestic product (GDP) across the globe has been shrinking. Where capital investment and increases in labour have been traditional drivers of production, we are now at a […]

How smarter machines can make us smarter humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Thomson Reuters In an era characteristically defined as “uncertain”, there is one fact that every industry can agree on: artificial intelligence (AI) will be one of the most disruptive technologies of […]

AI can be a game-changer for the world’s forests. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucas Joppa, Chief enviroment officer, Microsoft Despite a wealth of statistics about the value of our natural resources, we are essentially flying blind when it comes to their current state and how to best protect them. To fight […]

Can technology save life on Earth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the “infrastructure” that supports life on our planet: the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink are only possible as long […]

Is your smart home as safe as you think?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viktor Weber, Founder & Director, Future Real Estate Institute In the 21st century, objects, as well as humans, are smart. Vendors of smart devices use sensors, networking and algorithmic data-processing on an unprecedented scale. Software and hardware are […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

AI could be a silver bullet for healthcare in ASEAN

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Pacific, Royal Philips One of the most exciting promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is its potential to democratize healthcare around the world. For developed nations, this means addressing the growing inequality between […]

How technology is leading us to new climate change solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund A fresh wave of technological innovation is deepening our understanding of tough environmental challenges — and also giving us new ways to solve them. As thousands of business leaders and policymakers gather […]

Technology can help us save the planet. But more than anything, we must learn to value nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Lambertini, Director-General, WWF International Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, relate to one another and to the external world. The speed, breadth and depth of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent and is disrupting […]

Digital IDs and the Digital Economy: the (still) missing link?

Sponsored content in association with GSMA By Peter Lovelock and Laura Winwood, TRPC Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based boutique consulting and research firm specialising in the telecommunications and ICT industries in the Asia Pacific. One thumbprint, a couple of swipes and a few taps. That’s all it takes to reserve a restaurant, take advantage of an […]

Digital development: technology-enabled, but human-centric

Endorsed content in association with the International Telecommunication Union Connectivity is a basic human right. A necessity, not a luxury.  Information and communication technologies are the backbone infrastructure critical to driving social and economic development throughout the world, across developed and emerging markets alike. Basic connectivity is the first step on the journey to the […]

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, and smart […]

4 innovation hotspots in the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Attilio Di BattistaEconomist, World Economic Forum & Mirek Dusek Head of Middle East and North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The world has deeply changed over the past decade. The global economy has been […]

5G mobile is nearly here – but we should share networks to make it affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter LyonsCommunity Lead, Technology, Media, and Digital Industries, World Economic Forum & Frank RayalPartner, Xona Partners In a shared network, multiple mobile operators share a common last-mile access infrastructure, including masts, antennas and radios, while each continues to […]

Tech companies could achieve much more by serving the common good. Here’s 3 steps they should take

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting To say that technology is changing the world beyond recognition still sounds like an understatement. Our quest for invention has given us gunpowder and digital photography, and it […]

This AI can predict your personality just by looking at your eyes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Are you neurotic, agreeable, an extravert, or conscientious? New technology purports to know you better than you know yourself. Machine learning is bringing a new meaning to the phrase “in the blink of an eye” […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we grow, buy and choose what we eat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank Technology has revolutionized agriculture at regular intervals, from the invention of the ox-drawn plough in ancient Egypt, to the first gas-powered tractor at the beginning of the […]

Greenpeace’s saints and sinners in the tech world

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 The tiny European nation of Denmark (population 5.76 million) is famed for its green credentials. It plans to stop using coal for generating electricity by 2030, and the last Danish-owned oil company […]

We know ethics should inform AI. But which ethics?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata […]

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 […]