A supercomputer is helping to reduce traffic jams, saving time and money. 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 A supercomputer has pinpointed and eased congestion in the US city of Chattanooga. This has resulted in a 16% decrease in fuel use. The technology could reduce fuel consumption across the US […]

Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter • Striking a balance between data access and privacy is tricky. • Different approaches to the problem can either reinforce or redress existing power imbalances. • Discussions are progressing about the […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

AI governance’s time has come. 6 ways to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Global AI Council Member, CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group & Navrina Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Credo AI The reasons cited for not tackling AI governance don’t hold up. AI governance is a strategic […]

5 ways to reduce risk while fuelling IT innovation and growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Rast, Global Head of Technology & Knowledge, KPMG & Tom Koehler, Global Head, Citizen Developer Program, KPMG • New technology allows businesses with little or no coding experience to enter app development. • This democratization comes with […]

Cybersecurity isn’t just for your company – it applies to your ecosystem too. Here are 3 ways to hardwire it in

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE • Business ecosystems are reaching global scale, exposing companies to massive losses for cybersecurity breaches. • Thinking about cybersecurity early is mandatory for any innovation-focused company. • Cybersecurity training can dramatically increased […]

Digital mental health is here – but how do we ensure its quality?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Allen, Leader, Global and Australia Healthcare Sector, Deloitte & Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum Now more than ever, the global mental health community must look to innovative solutions to […]

10 ways to accelerate grassroots innovation and build a more inclusive future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenneth Kwok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Citizen Capital Innovation can develop a much larger role in the post-COVID world to inspire transformation to a more inclusive and sustainable economy and society. Accelerating grassroots innovation requires a […]

The quantum computer revolution: here tomorrow, so we must prepare today

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Quade, Chief Information Security Officer, Fortinet • The impact of quantum computing on internet security will be so great we must start planning now. • The impact of quantum computing on internet security will be so great […]

The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Senior Vice-President; Head, Science, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Asgeir J. Sørensen, Director, Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, NTNU (NTNU AMOS) Data technology can help us monitor and preserve the ocean. […]

Big tech cannot crack down on online hate alone. We need to fund the smaller players

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melina Sánchez Montañés, Managing Director, Innovation Fund at Alfred Landecker Foundation Online hate can be difficult to identify, given its new and sophisticated forms. Tech companies should move beyond detection and moderation of offensive and defamatory content toprotect […]

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

5 lessons from Africa on how drones could transform medical supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte US & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum Drones provide a potential avenue for ensuring that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to high quality healthcare. The […]

6 ways data sharing can shape a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Mulligan, Co-Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Kimberly Bella, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum LLC The […]

Do we need a Paris Agreement for tech? Here’s what world leaders and tech chiefs say

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 The potential for emerging tech to solve the world’s most pressing issues is equal to the challenge of mitigating the risks. These range from ethical issues to privacy and cybersecurity to freedom […]

How data is transforming the way we care for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Tore Markussen, Chief Executive Officer, C4IR Ocean, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Kristian Teleki, Director of the Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute Turning commitments […]

6 ways social innovators are harnessing 4IR technologies for social change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies present us with myriad of opportunities for social and human services – reaching more people, especially those who are […]

3 ways to make technologies more inclusive for people with disabilities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ching-Shiuan Jiang, Community Specialist , International Organisations and Humanitarian Agenda AI can help describe surroundings for people who are visually impaired. From colour contrast, to screen reader facilities, inclusive user interfaces are key to mobile-enabled services. The market […]

This is how the EU is using cloud to manage its data without losing control of it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilles Thiebaut, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Connected devices and sensors in infrastructure, vehicles, and manufacturing plants are all generating data. A decentralized cloud system could unlock the value of this data. […]

6 data policy issues experts are tracking right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evîn Cheikosman, Project Coordinator, Data Policy, World Economic Forum Responsible data practices must minimize negative impacts. Key data policy issues will influence how all sectors of society will interact with data in the fast-evolving future of technology. Given […]

5 ways space tech can help protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Meteorological satellites have long been used to forecast extreme weather events. Now, Space 2.0 and frontier technologies are being used to combat climate change. The tech can also be used to improve agriculture […]

This is what European business leaders think about the future of autonomous machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness & Christian Poensgen, Founder & Director, European Center for Digital Competitiveness A new report surveyed leaders from business and politics about the state of […]

A 5-step guide to scale responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Danny Lange, Vice-President, AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Deploying AI at scale will remain problematic until companies engage in a fundamental change to become […]

COVID-19 increased the use of AI. Here’s why it’s here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kerri Reynolds, SVP Crowdsourcing and HR, Appen Due to the pandemic, organisations have invested in AI to expedite remote working, enhance the customer experience and decrease costs. AI developments during the pandemic have benefited retail, education and healthcare […]

Closing the data gap: a cost-effective way to improve air quality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christa Hasenkopf, Independent Consultant Outdoor air pollution is the cause of 3.4 millions deaths a year globally and is a major contributing factor to climate change. Global efforts to improve air quality are massively underfunded, but opportunities exist […]

This is what a human-centred approach to AI technology could look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group Augmented Intelligence is an approach to integrating people and technology harmoniously. We need to control future forms of advanced technologies better than we have smartphones. This way we can amplify our own […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

This flying AI robot can pick fruit – preventing waste in the process

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers, made worse by COVID-19 travel restrictions. Some farmers are forced to leave ripe fruit to rot as a result. Now AI flying drones can […]

4 views on how to ensure social justice in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prerana Pakhrin Misrahi, Communications Specialist, Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.” We asked four experts to share their views […]

More than speed: 5G could become the next big economic driver

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Latin America is taking a five-pronged attack to deploying 5G in the region. Digitalisation must be rolled out across all sectors of the economy for it to work – […]

Fifth-generation cyberattacks are here. How can the IT industry adapt?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Itai Greenberg, Vice-President, Product Management, Check Point • Cyberattacks are continuing to grow in sophistication and scale. • The coronavirus pandemic has increased the attack surface for cybercriminals, leading to a possible cyber-pandemic. • Healthcare is one industry […]

4 tech innovations that support people with disabilities working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Remote working is proving tough for the 1.3 billion people who live with some form of disability. Popular apps being used to stay connected through the pandemic can exclude people with disabilities. […]

How climbing robots could usher in a new age of automation

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 $10 trillion will likely be invested in automation and robotics by 2030. But ageing warehouses struggle to adopt new technologies. Step forward the SqUID – a new type of box-carrying robot that […]