What companies can do to build more inclusive AI

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 As the applications and influence of artificial intelligence (AI) grow, an ethical approach to AI development is a must-have; Companies may struggle with the specific actions required to build AI that’s inclusive, […]

Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Degot, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group AI has the potential to become the ‘Swiss Army knife’ in our fight against climate change. AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable […]

The term AI overpromises. Let’s make machine learning work better for humans instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Notger Heinz, Principal Machine Learning Engineer, sennder GmbH • Current ‘artificial intelligence’ operates on a limited ‘monkey see monkey do’ basis. • There is little sign such systems can make the leap to higher forms of cognition. • […]

This is how AI will accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Espen Mehlum, Head of Energy,Materials & Infrastructure Program-Benchmarking & Regional Action, World Economic Forum & Dominique Hischier, Program Analyst – Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, […]

5 ways to get more women working in AI

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 & Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy and Ethical Technology, Deloitte Research suggests women account for only 26% […]

A Māori lens on AI: how indigenous cultures can help keep us grounded

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Ngāti Kahu, Ngati Hine, Māori Lab The notion of diversity and inclusion needs to be more than just a feel-good factor of fairness, or a cultural box to tick. Māori values, thinking and processes have been […]

5 ways AI is doing good in the world right now

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 With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. Artificial intelligence is being used to help crack down on illegal activities. It is helping to tackle […]

How to harness AI and data portability for greater financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurent Le Moal, Chief Executive Officer, PayU, Naspers & Amelia Ng, Managing Director, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank Around the world, 1.7 billion people still lack access to a formal bank account. Digital innovations, such as AI, are […]

This AI technique could use a digital version of Earth to help fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Hohn, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Fleming, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company & Roxanne Zhang, Data Science Consultant, McKinsey & Company An AI technique called reinforcement learning could help us solve some of the […]

Human-centric tech will make AI faster and fairer. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wilson Pang, Chief Technology Officer, Appen We need human-centric technology that enhances productivity and drives greater ROI. With ML-assisted technology embedded into the data labelling pipeline, you can reduce the time, money and people required. There are many […]

Waste less, sell more – how one startup is using AI to transform food retail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. We each throw out 74kg (163 lbs) of food waste per person, per year. UN Sustainable Development Goals aim for 50% less food waste by 2030. AI software is shown to reduce supermarket food waste by a third. Tech […]

This is how AI can unlock hidden talent in the workplace

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 The consumer industries workforce is facing a ‘double disruption’ from automation and the economic impact of COVID-19. The Consumer Industries of the World Economic Forum has collaborated with Unilever, Walmart, Accenture and […]

AI won’t replace investment managers, but it could improve returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dunatov, Executive Vice-President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation AI is set to revolutionize the pensions and savings industry with the size of the global AI asset management market expected to be worth $13.5 […]

AI and nanotechnology could make cancer cell therapy affordable for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor Liesbet Lagae, Director of Life Science Technology Activities at IMEC and teaches Nanobiotechnology, KU Leuven CAR-T therapy can cure terminally ill cancer patients but it is prohibitively expensive, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Leveraging recent advances […]

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 […]

What the EU is doing to foster human-centric AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saverio Puddu, Managing Associate, Linklaters The EU’s first draft Regulation on AI is part of a wider effort to develop human-centric AI by eliminating mistakes and biases to ensure it is safe and trustworthy. The regulation includes requirements […]

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 […]

Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules and actions for excellence and trust in Artificial Intelligence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission proposes today new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental […]

Why artificial intelligence is key to renewable energy grid resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Executive Vice-President, Chief Innovation Officer, Schneider Electric The global transition to renewable energy will need artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage decentralized grids. AI can balance electricity supply and demand needs in real-time, optimize energy use […]

AI technologies must prevent discrimination and protect diversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Reducing gender, social or cultural bias in AI technologies is key, said the Culture and Education Committee in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in education, culture and the audiovisual sector could have an impact on “the backbone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. • […]

Parliament leads the way on first set of EU rules for Artificial Intelligence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs adopted proposals on how the EU can best regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to boost innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology. The European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include […]

How man and machine can work together in the age of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone A/S In reskilling employees for the AI age, we can choose to try to be better than robots or to complement them. We should be aiming for a middle-ground, getting the best from […]

Making Artificial Intelligence ethical, safe and innovative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs approved proposals to address long-term opportunities and legal challenges posed by AI in the area of ethics, civil liability and intellectual property. The Legal Affairs Committee adopted three reports on Thursday on specific issues linked to the increased development and use of artificial […]

This AI tool helps healthcare workers look after their mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francis Lee, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, New-York- Presbyterian Hospital, Conor Liston, Director, Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine & Laura L. Forese, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New-York-Presbyterian Hospital The pressures exerted by the pandemic mean healthcare workers are more […]

This project is using AI and drones to track and protect great white sharks

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 Marine scientists are using AI and drones to better understand the habits and movements of sharks. Artificial intelligence can identify different shark types on video footage and warn officials of pending danger. […]

Why building consumer trust is the key to unlocking AI’s true potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard The pandemic has accelerated business’ uptake of AI technology. Without consumer confidence that AI is being used ethically and transparently, however, its full potential will not be realised. Companies must […]

Here’s how to check in on your AI system, as COVID-19 plays havoc

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxwell Hall, Media Lead, Broadcast and Programming, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has disrupted our behaviours, playing havoc with AI systems. Subject matter experts, who understand the context in which an AI system is operating, should assess how the […]

What does artificial intelligence do in medicine?

This article was written for The European Sting by our guest writer, Mr. Jakub Kufel medical student at Silesia Medical University, Poland. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a general concept that assumes the use of a computer to model […]

What makes us happy? AI scanned 700,000 journal entries to find out

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 Study analyzed 700,000 anonymous journals written by 67,000 individuals. Correlation between positive moods and sleep, healthy eating and exercise. Nearly one in five of children and adolescents have a mental disorder. AI could […]