Discover how AI is being used to detect tuberculosis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Rohit Ghosh, Founding Member and Chief Strategy Officer, Qure.ai Tuberculosis (TB) is the second deadliest infectious killer, after COVID-19, which claimed 1.5 million lives in 2020 but is now largely […]

Robot football: How the ‘beautiful game’ has advanced AI and automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1997, a computer programme named Deep Blue beat the world’s reigning chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, in a highly publicised, multi-day chess match. Enthusiasts have debated the fairness of […]

The solution to online abuse? AI plus human intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Inbal Goldberger, VP of Trust and Safety, ActiveFence Bad actors perpetrating online harms are getting more dangerous and sophisticated, challenging current trust and safety processes. Existing methodologies, including automated detection and manual moderation, are limited in their ability […]

This underestimated tool could make AI innovation safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute, Var Shankar, Director of Policy , Responsible AI Institute Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering impressive advances in many industries. Ensuring that AI systems are deployed responsibly is an urgent challenge. Certification […]

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past – and future

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines. AI from British firm DeepMind is helping to restore ancient Greek texts. Facial recognition technology is being used to identify […]

At the edge of innovation: What can edge AI do for you?

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, Global Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy AI/Ethical Tech Leader, Deloitte artificial intelligence (AI) is decentralized computing […]

From the field to the dinner table, AI in agriculture can create a resilient food system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Heard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Enko Chem The global population has doubled since 1960, but thanks to agricultural innovations, proportionally fewer people are going hungry now than they were half a century ago. But climate change […]

People trust AI fake faces more than real ones, according to a new study

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 Fake faces created by AI are considered more trustworthy than images of real people, a new study has found. Researchers behind the study are calling for safeguards to prevent deep fakes. AI […]

Will the Doctor Win Over Artificial Intelligence?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natasha Sharma, a 4th Year medical student from Gauhati Medical College, Assam, India. She is affiliated with 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 […]

Supercomputers, AI and the metaverse: here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arunima Sarkar, Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Nikhil Malhotra, Chief Innovation Officer, Tech Mahindra Supercomputers are ultrafast processors used to manage and interpret vast quantities of data. Artificial Intelligence (AI) relies on and […]

Our children are growing up with AI. Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natasa Perucica, Research and Analysis Specialist, Cybersecurity Industry Solutions, World Economic Forum Younger generations are growing up interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, yet little attention is paid to the impact of AI and related technologies on children. […]

5 charts that show what people around the world think about AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A new survey explores attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI) in 28 countries around the world. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of adults expect products and services using AI will profoundly change their […]

Artificial intelligence: huge potential if ethical risks are addressed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Artificial Intelligence regulation should focus on the level of risk associated with specific uses, a draft report presented in the AIDA committee on Tuesday says. The draft text, presented today by the rapporteur, says that the public debate should shift towards a focus on […]

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. • […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 steps to using AI in an environmentally responsible way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mansour AlAnsari, Saudi Aramco Fellow, AI/ML Team, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) & Tristan Mallet, Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Artificial Intelligence can sustain the environment by helping to reduce GHG emissions and optimize the use […]

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 […]

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 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 […]