Meet Alice, the battery-powered plane that could herald the age of electric air travel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content Every minute, 84 flights take off worldwide. Last year, more than 4 billion journeys were made by plane. Air travel underpins trade, tourism and economic growth, but it is also a major contributor to […]

Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum In spite of its ubiquity, “data” is still […]

5 key concepts for blockchain newbies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter A. McKay, Content producer, Dispatch Labs, Hanns-Christian Hanebeck, Founder and CEO, Truckl & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum One of the little talked-about challenges in the blockchain space is the need […]

To flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we need to rethink these 3 things

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Munozovepi Gwata, Founder, Kukura Capital Education is the primary tool for connecting people to the workplace. It is a building block that is used to aid employment. Employment, in turn, is the channel that allows people to be […]

How do we build trust between humans and AI?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana El Kaliouby, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Affectiva My mother lives 5,000 miles away in Cairo, Egypt. When she calls me, she can immediately tell if something is wrong, simply from the way I say “Hello” or […]

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in […]

EU is not only obsessed with Facebook but also blaims now innocent websites using social plugins to serve democratic dialogues?

The Court of Justice of the European Union decided last Monday that websites which are using Facebook’s “Like” button should inform their visitors that Facebook will have access to their personal data. Otherwise, they will be held responsible for data breaching jointly with the US tech giant since the data are transmitted to the latter […]

Why quantum computing could make today’s cybersecurity obsolete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige H. Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group If one word captures the significance of quantum computing, it is “power”. Quantum computers are exponentially more powerful than even the most advanced digital machines. At the heart […]

The space internet race is dawning. Here’s what to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital & Riad Hartani, Co-Founder, Xona Partners As we enter the 2020s, space and internet technologies are converging. We find ourselves at the dawn of a space internet race. Technology giants like […]

After music and TV, where will the streaming revolution take us next?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farid Ben Amor The Fourth Industrial Revolution has delivered a series of disruptions that will remake the way we consume media forever – and when it comes to distributing media, the most important digital transformation has been streaming technology, or […]

Is blockchain overhyped? 5 challenges to getting projects off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Project Head, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Sumedha Deshmukh, Project Specialist, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of excitement around […]

How Sierra Leone is using 3D printing to become a model state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Moinina Sengeh, Adviser to the President of Sierra Leone; Chief Innovation Officer, Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Sierra Leone & Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum The advent of 3D printing, like other […]

These tech start-ups are changing what it means to farm

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content Feeding a rapidly expanding population without depleting the Earth’s finite resources, is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. These four entrepreneurs – who have all been selected as the World […]

Investors have a role in securing our shared digital future

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 & Martina Cheung, President, S&P Global Market Intelligence Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, […]

Empathic AI could be the next stage in human evolution – if we get it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services Human progress has been fueled by the development of tools, machines and technology that augment our natural capabilities. Yet our emotional brain – the part that controls our […]

Thought AIs could never replace human imagination? Think again

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julien Weissenberg, Founder, Artificial Intelligence Scientist, VisualSense Back in the 1980s, Hans Moravec, an AI scientist, discovered a paradox: What is easy for humans, such as visual or auditory understanding, is hard for machines. Things have changed since then. […]

Empathic AI could be the next stage in human evolution – if we get it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesus Mantas, Global Head of Strategy and Offerings, IBM Global Business Services Human progress has been fueled by the development of tools, machines and technology that augment our natural capabilities. Yet our emotional brain – the part that […]

Artificial Intelligence: These 3 charts show what people really think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content There needs to be greater scrutiny of the use of artificial intelligence, according to a poll of 20,000 people across 27 countries. While the potential and power of AI to transform our lives is almost […]

5G: How a ‘legion of robots’ could help save the rhino

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catherine Ong, Official Writer at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019 Despite all the hype around 5G, nearly 90% of respondents in a poll by Channel News Asia knew very little or absolutely nothing about the […]

Is academia losing its chance to capitalize on technology?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Ministry of Higher Education and Advanced Skills of the United Arab Emirates “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a […]

This is why AI has a gender problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Sorry, I don’t know that one.” Alexa, Cortana, even the automated announcements on public transport – they all have one thing in common: a female voice or female avatar. I have been working […]

Where will evolution take us 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: Juliana Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Wildtype Media Group & Benjamin Seet, Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved […]

3 ways to rebuild trust in how we regulate technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Conrad von Kameke, Director, TIGTech & Elizabeth O’Day, CEO & Founder, Olaris Therapeutics Trust in governance is at an all-time low. Experts trace a first major decline in trust back to the 1970s, corresponding with rising worries about what […]

Digital transformation and the rise of the ‘superjob’

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 evolving business landscape puts organizations under constant pressure to innovate. This has made digital transformation a top priority for businesses. For some, digital transformation efforts are yielding positive results. However, many companies […]

The digital revolution will transform the steel industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yvonne Zhou, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group & Lisa Hu, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Digital technologies are changing the world and dramatically improving the way that organizations operate. Today, steel and metals manufacturers face a huge […]

AI will drive the societies of the future. Will the governed consent?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Mayernick, Co-founder, Spinnakr Western democracies are confronted with collapsing trust in their governments and surging nationalist movements. These phenomena have a particularly cruel timing, occurring contemporaneously with the rise of complex, global problems that urgently require coordinated, […]

Will technology connect or divide us? The challenge for leaders in Globalization 4.0

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 Over the past 70 years, globalization has dramatically changed our systems, organizations and values. Individual exposure to international ideas, culture and attitudes through tourism alone has grown 56-fold, with 1.4 billion people travelling internationally […]

3 ways AI will change the nature of cyber attacks

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 & Nicole Eagan, Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace Cyberattacks are becoming ubiquitous and have been recognized as one of the most strategically significant risks facing the world today. In […]

Why cybersecurity should be standard due diligence for investors

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 Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, there is a market shift towards […]

Manipulating privacy and reaping the benefits of technology

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Hallal, a third-year student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”  and  a  member  of  Federaţia  Asociaţiilor  Studenţilor  în  Medicină  din  România (FASMR). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

How voice technology will change your life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Oliver Wright, Managing Director, Strategy, Consumer Goods and Services, Accenture The consumer world is being overhauled, from how we access products, services, content and education to how we […]

The ethics of the Medical Technology Civilisation era

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a third year student of medicine working as LVPI in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]