How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

AI can help with the COVID-19 crisis – but the right human input is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University Artificial intelligence can help address coronavirus – if applied in a creative way. It is up to us to identify new and innovative ways to leverage what AI can […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

Will the coronavirus break the internet?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Internet usage is up 50% in some parts of the world as more aspects of our daily lives have moved online. Some remote-work platforms and services have struggled to keep up […]

Italian coronavirus pressures and flattening the curve – an epidemiology expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world. It has been struggling under the pressure of coronavirus. Some places have succeeded in flattening the curve. Per head of population, Italy […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

3 hard-won lessons from a decade of negative cleantech returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub, After a long period of failed investments, VC funds are once again flowing into the cleantech sector. There are valuable lessons to take from the past decade of poor perfomance. Here are […]

This app lets you order leftovers to help fight food waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content One-third of all food is lost or wasted. The Too Good To Go app wants to help solve the problem by finding a home for food that might have gone to waste. […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

How tech can lead reskilling in the age of automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines Manufacturing as we know it isn’t quite dead – but it will be soon. We’re at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and […]

As the inventor of copy and paste dies, here are other computing innovations we take for granted

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Larry Tesler invented cut and paste, and coined the phrase “user-friendly”. Globally, we now send 188 million emails every minute of every day. 5G technology is expected to generate $3.6 trillion by […]

We should treat data as a natural resource. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE We are generating unprecedented and ever-increasing amounts of data. As well as its benefits, this trend is consuming energy and generating waste at unsustainable levels. We need a paradigm shift in the […]

How the EU’s new data-sharing strategy could benefit companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aclan Okur, Project Collaborator, World Economic Forum The European Commission recently outlined a data strategy, encouraging more data sharing among businesses. The manufacturing industry shows how data sharing can benefit companies. But any strategy must focus on creating […]

Correcting the “jitters” in quantum devices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David L. Chandler, Writer, MIT News & MIT News A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. Labs around the world are racing to develop […]

People are scared of artificial intelligence – here’s why we should embrace it instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bowen Zhou, President, JD Cloud & AI; Chair, JD Technology Committee; Vice-President, JD.COM Artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be democratized to help more people understand it and embrace its potential; We need to develop regulations for AI that […]

Here’s how the US can get the best out of 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners The global economic impact of 5G is estimated to exceed $12 trillion dollars in the next 15 years. The US risks being left behind in […]

AI looks set to disrupt the established world order. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Artificial Intelligence could radically reshape geopolitics, according to a new report from Tortoise Intelligence. Smaller economies that have talent in abundance and excel at research could start to challenge larger ones. China’s […]

Air Pollution: Responsibility of Technology and Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gilbert Uriel Braga Fernandes, a member of IFMSA Brazil and of the national White Team. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

High-tech or ‘high-touch’: UK survey gives clues to the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum A UK report shows the 20 roles likely to be in high demand in the new decade. Routine-based roles will shrink as automation takes hold. […]

It’s time to disrupt Human Resources if we want talent fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adriana Stan, Strategic Communications Consultant, Interesting Speakers & Tom Goodwin, Head of Futures and Insight, Publicis Groupe The rise of HR can be traced back to the dawn of the industrial age. The model is outdated if a […]

Why cyber-risk should take centre stage in financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science Cybercrime could cost banks an estimated $350 billion in the next five years. At larger banks, the approach to this risk is still often a work in […]

How to accelerate digital literacy in the enterprise world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Umbach, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XapiX Inc. Workers increasingly need improved soft skills as well as technology focused hard skills Companies require the right leadership, structure and mindset to manage the shift Government initiatives should also […]

How can we prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 5 lessons from innovative schools around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 16 schools, systems and initiatives around the world are preparing the next generation for the changing world. The most innovative institutions are shaking up the traditional classroom approach. It’s important to provide […]

From sun-powered trikes to mind-controlled TV – 10 top gadgets unveiled at CES 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content CES 2020 is a global showcases for technology and consumer goods. The Las Vegas show features things from wearable tech to food innovations. Highlights include a virtual sun visor, an anti-theft mailbox […]

Why 2020 is a turning point for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director and Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Marco Pineda, Head of Security and Innovation, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World […]

How AI and satellite imaging can stamp out modern slavery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum 40 million people are in slavery today, with SDG 8.7 pledging to reduce this number by 10,000 people every day Modern slavery is a market failure that can be addressed with the […]

Cyber-Risk Assessments: the vaccine for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Joram Borenstein, General Manager, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments and businesses. According to […]

How technology and play can power high-quality learning in schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation Education technology is exploding, expected to reach $342 billion in 2025. Learning through play has a critical role in education and in preparing children for challenges and opportunities ahead. Creating […]

Why trust and technology go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Global Services, BT Group The pace of technological change can be bewildering. Business leaders can bring clarity, helping people make informed decisions. Lifelong learning – at work, as well as in education – […]

4 things ISPs can do to reduce the impact of cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Jordan, Lead, Cybersecurity Delivery, World Economic Forum & Arwa Alhamad, Cybersecurity Enablement Director, Saudi Telecom Company ISPs are in a unique position on the frontline of cybercrime. A group of telecom companies has developed a set of […]

Digital technology helped create the skills gap. Here’s how it can help close it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natan Linder, Chief Executive Officer, Tulip Interfaces Digital technology has exacerbated the manufacturing skills gap, but it can be a useful tool in closing it, too. Technology can help workers on the shop floor perform increasingly complex tasks. […]

Global leaders must take responsibility for cybersecurity. Here’s why – and how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Sophie Müller, Programme and Engagement Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director and Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”, as the industrial pioneer Henry Ford […]