New liability rules on products and AI to protect consumers and foster innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission adopted two proposals to adapt liability rules to the digital age, circular economy and the impact of global value chains. Firstly, it proposes to modernise the existing rules on the strict liability of manufacturers for defective products (from smart technology to […]

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 […]

How explainable AI is improving ‘buy now pay later’ schemes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos How we bank, where we bank and who we bank with are changing dramatically. These incredible shifts are being driven by increased customer expectations and the power of disruptive technology to meet […]

How the responsible use of AI can create safer online spaces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Durbin, Chief Executive, Information Security Forum AI algorithms have massive implications for human life and the wider society. Ethical dilemmas surrounding AI include digital disparities and its weaponization. Autonomy should be balanced with human oversight while the […]

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 […]

How to build the next generation of AI talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Wehbe, Joseph Wehbe, CEO of DAIMLAS, VP Community of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels The benefits of artificial intelligence as a catalyst for economic growth are distributed unevenly across cities around the world. Consequently, so is its […]

From robotic dogs to magnetic slime: 6 ways robots are helping humans

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 Robots are helping humans in a growing number of places – from archaeological sites to disaster zones to sewers. The robots can gather data, squeeze into small spaces – even call an […]

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 […]

The space AI keeping tabs on COP26 carbon pledges

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 Advances in AI mean we can now verify climate pledges from space. From tracking tree cover to calculating carbon capture, AI technology can deliver the real picture. Google’s Earth Engine is providing […]

Robot workers are being hired at record rates in US companies – here’s why

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 US companies ordered more robots than ever before in the first nine months of 2021, as they struggled to recruit staff. Economic disruption caused by COVID-19 and increased remote working has accelerated […]

How ethical, inclusive tech can help us create a better world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taylor Hawkins Advisory Council, Sydney Hub, Technology has the potential to transform our lives for the better. But first we must overcome challenges of bias that perpetuate inequalities. Leaders must ensure technology is inclusive through development, application and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. • […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

People are scared of artificial intelligence – here’s why we should embrace it instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bowen Zhou, President, JD Cloud & AI; Chair, JD Technology Committee; Vice-President, JD.COM Artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be democratized to help more people understand it and embrace its potential; We need to develop regulations for AI that […]

How AI is shaping financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Ryll, Research Affiliate, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School & Mary Emma Barton, Research and Analysis, Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum & Bryan Zheng Zhang, Executive Director, Cambridge Centre […]

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 […]