How the technology behind deepfakes can benefit all of society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geraint Rees, Professor of cognitive neurology, University College London Recent advances in deepfake video technology have led to a rapid increase of such videos in the public domain in the past year. Face-swapping apps such as Zao, for […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is redefining the economy as we know it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upends current economic frameworks. Who makes money – and how – has changed. Demographics have changed. Even the skills that brought our society to where we are today have […]

These are the most innovative cities in the world

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 The Innovation Cities Index looks at 500 to find the best ones for start-ups New York is the best in the world for innovation to thrive Tokyo placed second and London third 5 […]

Passwords should become a thing of the past. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Parker Crockford, Director of Policy & Strategic Accounts, Onfido When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Four years ago, Fernando Corbato, […]

Two-thirds of employees would trust a robot boss more than a real one

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 Have you ever commiserated with your colleagues that your boss acts like an automaton? This soon might be more than just a figure of speech – and some employees don’t necessarily think that […]

Make the internet safer: stop using passwords

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ori Eisen, Founder and CEO, Trusona This article is not simply meant to be read. It is meant to be read and acted upon. I am here to recruit you.   I have dedicated my life to fighting online […]

How artificial intelligence is redefining the role of manager

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and research director, Future Workplace Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact every job, in every industry and every country. There are significant fears that AI will eliminate jobs altogether. Many reports have exposed the harsh realities of […]

Why law enforcement and businesses need to join forces to fight global cybercrime

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 & Craig Jones, Director of Cybercrime, INTERPOL The digital revolution is changing the way law enforcement protects communities and the way businesses manage risk. The World Economic Forum’s Regional […]

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting. At a time when executives should be filling the leadership gap, too many CEOs […]

This new initiative aims to make cybercrime harder – and riskier – to commit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Head of Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security Many facts and figures are published on an almost daily basis in an effort to describe the constantly changing threats to our […]

YouTubers are teaming up to plant 20 million trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content, YouTube stars are pulling together to plant 20 million trees. It’s a simple idea that demonstrates how social media’s power can be harnessed for good – and they’re already more than halfway there. More than […]

Criminals thrive on data abundance – here’s how we’ll catch them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Duguin, Head of the European Union Internet Referral Unit, Europol As technology rapidly progresses, doomsday stories emerge just as quickly. Not a day passes without some prophecy about how technology will drive us to the depths of darkly-anonymized-crypto-fake-and-artificially-intelligent-blockchain-based […]

How two colossal Assyrian icons were recreated using digital tech

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 The University of Mosul in Iraq has recently become home to two very special arrivals. Joining about 30,000 undergraduates and more than 4,000 academic staff are a pair of impressive statues, standing more […]

3 ways digitalization will help end crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks Digitalization of our societies powered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers many benefits and poses many challenges. However, one of the most important benefits often goes unmentioned: Digitalization’s potential to end […]

How scientists are turning living cells into the tiny factories of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Freemont, Professor, Imperial College, London & Natalie Curach, Project manager, Partnerships Manager & Douglas Friedman, Executive director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Biology is an […]

Quantum leap: why the next wave of computers will change the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andreas Baumhof, Vice President Quantum Technologies, QuintessenceLabs In 1936, Alan Turing proposed the Turing machine, which became the foundational reference point for theories about computing and computers. Around the same time, Konrad Zuse invented the Z1 computer, considered to […]

Global public-private collaboration tackles cybersecurity skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, CEO, Fortinet, Jim Alkove, Chief Trust Officer, Salesforce & Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director; Head of Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As the world continues to transition to a digital economy, online connectivity is critical for unlocking […]

Innovation and entrepreneurship can cut waste and deliver the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content My five year old daughter asked me recently if could take a bag and her gardening gloves to school. I said yes, of course – but why? She replied that at recess, she […]

Australia wants to build a giant underground ‘battery’ to help power the nation

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 Governments around the world are looking to boost renewable energy capacity as they race to cut their reliance on fossil fuels. But one of the big questions they face is how to keep […]

Happiness apps: how schools are joining the fight for better student mental health

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 Schoolchildren who have experienced trauma or neglect could benefit from the use of mental well-being apps in the classroom. That’s according to educationalists and welfare workers in Australia, where the use of apps […]

How the ‘California effect’ could shape a global approach to ethical AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, University of California, Berkeley & Jessica Cussins Newman, Research fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley Amid growing concern over the threat of AI-enabled systems to perpetuate discrimination and bias and infringe upon […]

It’s time we harnessed Big Data for good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Grove, Chief Operating Officer, Edelman APAC & Anjuli Bedi, Associate Director, Analytics and Psychometrics, Edelman Predictive Intelligence Centre Technology and data have transformed the way we live, work and play. So far, the outcomes have been mixed. While […]

How to harness data to tackle rare diseases

Every year, millions of patients and families experience the emotional and financial burden of the seemingly unending “diagnostic odyssey” of a rare disease. In high-resource healthcare settings, an increasing percentage of these families will receive an accurate diagnosis thanks to genomic sequencing, but for many it will still be years of confusion, frustration and, at […]

Four revolutionary technologies that are now obsolete

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 Japan’s last pager has emitted its final beep. Tokyo Telemessage, the country’s only remaining pager provider, shut down its radio signals this week, following decades of dwindling subscribers. Pagers first went on sale […]

This app lets you plant trees to fight deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required. A new app from the young people behind the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation means anyone can now help […]

Water pollution is killing millions of Indians. Here’s how technology and reliable data can change that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Priyank Hirani, Programme director, Water-to-Cloud, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago & Vikas Dimble, Assistant director, research and strategy, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago Humans have wrestled with water quality for thousands of years, as far back as […]

3 reasons why data is not the new oil – and why this matters to India

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 The 1970s saw heated debates in the international community with regard to the ownership of natural resources, centered on the methods and institutions that would manage their price and supply, and the strategic […]

The 3 traps when it comes to blockchain and business – and how to avoid them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader for Blockchain, Tech Mahindra Blockchain was first introduced in 2009 with the launch of its first application, Bitcoin. In its simplest form, blockchain is a decentralized digital system of record in which untrusted parties […]

3 vital skills for the age of disruption

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 The human race has seen more social and technological change in the past two decades than in all previous centuries combined. Things are changing so fast that we barely have time to steady […]

How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities […]

AI is transforming cybercrime. Here’s how we can fight back

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 & Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer, Equifax In March 2019, the CEO of a large energy firm sanctioned the urgent transfer of €220,000 to what he believed […]

Why India is ready to become a supercomputer power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Som Satsangi, Managing Director, India, HPE I was moved by Prime Minister Modi’s remarks to the team of dedicated scientists who helped India almost land a probe on the moon. He was right to point out the palpable innovative […]