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 […]

Key takeaways on digital currency from The Davos Agenda

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn White, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Ashlin Perumall, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World […]

How 5G can be a force for social equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G […]

This alliance aims to accelerate the adoption of inclusive, trusted and transparent AI worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum AI could […]

Here’s how governments can mobilize technology for the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Global Leader, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC & Antonia Gawel, Deputy Head of PGPG; Head of Circular Economy and Innovation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum& Jessica Shannon Global Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC COVID-19 has shown […]

AI strawberries and blockchain chicken: how digital agriculture could rescue global food security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Ma Wenyan, Chairman of Advisory Board, Open Mineral • An AI-assisted team recently beat traditional farmers in a Chinese strawberry-growing competition. • China plans to overhaul its smallholder farming culture with extensive digitalization in many areas. • […]

6 principles to unite business in the fight against cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Friso van der Oord, Senior Vice President, Content, NACD & Larry Clinton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Security Alliance (ISA) & Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and […]

Knowledge is power: why the future is not just about the tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Lin, Chief Product & Technology Officer , Lynk Global If we are to rely on machine intelligence, we need to understand the two types of knowledge. Understanding knowledge means we can distinguish where we want machines to […]

What technology changes will 2021 bring? Here’s what business leaders 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 A new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey finds that most adults are uniquely optimistic about accessing technology, digital tools and training in the next 12 months. This is amid general pessimism about other […]

Here’s how data can help us fix the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Madera, Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer, Refinitiv Inadequate data holds back the allocation of funds to sustainable projects. Regulators can cooperate with data providers and industry to identify data gaps. Sustainability experts and data scientists are […]

How to ensure fair AI throughout the supply chain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen We need to go back to basics as we navigate the hype to make AI fair. Basic fairness applies to all levels of the immense AI development lifecycle. The fair treatment of […]

How to close the digital gap for the elderly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ella Kidron, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.com & Vivian Yang, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.COM China’s ageing population makes it important the country digitally enables the elderly. Globally, tech companies are trying to train the elderly […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

How teaching ‘future resilient’ skills can help workers adapt to automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalin Jyotishi, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education and Labor, New America Automation will create jobs but puts some occupations at risk, especially those involving routine or a low skill level; A faster, more affordable pathway to upskilling […]

How a new encryption technique can help protect privacy amid COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dalia Khader, Divisional CISO, Swisslife Global Solution & Husna Siddiqi, Independent Advisory Board Member, UKRI Centre for ART-AI, University of Bath COVID-19 has brought the debate on balancing privacy and public interest to the fore. A technique called […]

Your computer can help scientists find a cure for COVID-19. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Volunteers can get on with their everyday activities while their computers help find cures for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and influenza. The COVID-19 project has crowdsourced more than 1 million devices to […]

Facial recognition can help re-start post-pandemic travel. Here’s how to limit the risks

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 The contactless technology is seen as a key measure being increasingly used by transport companies to address passenger fears about virus transmission Potential widespread use raises […]

Home working has exposed us all to more cybercrime. Here’s how to close the breach

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Shoham, Chief Executive for Strategy and Partnerships, Israeli National Cyber Directorate & Yosi Aviram, Director, Cyber Cooperation, Israeli National Cyber Directorate Cybercrime’s attack surface has increased because of the switch to home working. • There is a […]

This is how good governance can make sure technology works for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Emerging technologies will have a vital role in the recovery from the pandemic and avoiding future crises. But regulation is not keeping pace with innovation in fast-moving areas such as fintech and […]

This is how smart technology is helping to combat overfishing

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 Global fish production reached its highest level in 2018 at 96.4 million tonnes. 35% of global fish harvest is lost or wasted every year. Light and audio technology can protect species […]

2020 feels like dark fiction. Here’s how science can inspire a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Pyenson, Curator, Fossil Marine Mammals, Smithsonian Institution & Alex Dehgan, Co-founder and CEO , Conservation X Labs Wildfires, climate change, biodiversity loss and the pandemic are all signs of how humanity’s relationship with nature has changed. Scientists […]

How has technology changed – and changed us – in the past 20 years?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, U.S. Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Since the dotcom bubble burst back in 2000, technology has radically transformed our societies and our daily lives. From smartphones to social media and healthcare, here’s a brief history of […]

Robots and chatbots can help alleviate the mental health epidemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence COVID-19 has piled multiple additional pressures on to people’s mental health. • AI is already providing assistance in the mental health domain. • Having mental health technology in place is beneficial for […]

Changing healthcare systems with simple technological solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a 22 year old and currently a third – year medical student of the Medical institute of Sumy State University in Sumy, Ukraine He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]