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May 8, 2024

One hundred years of energy transitions

By Mahmoud Abouelnaga

Thousands of energy leaders, technology developers, and climate advocates gathered in Rotterdam, Netherlands from April 22-25 along the 26th World Energy Congress. Looking back at the first Congress, then called the World Power Congress, in London in 1924, global energy systems looked very different. In 1924, global oil production was around 2.8 million barrels per […]

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

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Apr 22, 2024

EU AI Act sets the stage for global AI governance: Implications for US companies and policymakers

By Mohamed Elbashir

The European Union (EU) has made a significant step forward in shaping the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the recent approval of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (EU AI Act) by the European Parliament. This historic legislation, passed by an overwhelming margin of 523-46 on March 13, 2024, creates the world’s first comprehensive framework […]

Artificial Intelligence Digital Policy

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Nov 16, 2023

AI governance on a global stage: Key themes from the biggest week in AI policy

By Courtney Lang

The week of October 30, 2023 was a monumental week for artificial intelligence (AI) policy globally. As a quick recap: In the United States, one of the longest Executive Orders (EO) in history was signed by President Biden, aimed at harnessing the opportunities of AI while also seeking to address potential risks that may be […]

Artificial Intelligence Digital Policy

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Nov 7, 2023

Digital discrimination: Addressing ageism in design and use of new and emerging technologies

By Lloyd Whitman, Kiran S. Jivnani

This article originally appeared in the 2023 edition of AARP’s The Journal. To attract, retain, and support a more diverse workforce, companies will need to be deliberate and equitable in creating inclusive working conditions and lifelong learning opportunities to maintain digital literacy. Digital technology is becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life, but aging populations have […]

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

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Oct 13, 2023

Mobilizing public science priorities through the American commercial space industry

By Ellie Creasey, Tiffany Vora

Every ten years, for a variety of disciplines, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is responsible for providing consensus recommendations, designated as “decadal surveys”, on behalf of the scientific community to shape national research programs. On September 12, 2023, NASEM released “Thriving in Space—Ensuring the Future of Biological and Physical Sciences Research: […]

Space Technology & Innovation

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Oct 11, 2023

Data strategies for an AI-powered government

By GeoTech Center

Recommendations for the federal enterprise from planning to piloting to procurement.

Artificial Intelligence Digital Policy

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Aug 13, 2023

Consensus standards and measurement methods will be critical to mitigating climate change and fostering sustainability

By Mary Saunders, Lloyd Whitman

The green transition agenda—a shift toward clean energy and sustainable growth—is a top priority for many countries worldwide. Focus on this transition is increasing rapidly as new data presents a somber indication of how the world is being affected by the extent and pace of climate change, especially as emissions continue to increase. Last week, […]

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

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May 22, 2023

The regulators are coming for your AI

By Steven Tiell

The Group of Seven (G7) has lobbed the latest of three notable salvos in signaling that governments around the globe are focused on regulating Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI). The G7 ministers have established the Hiroshima AI Process, an inclusive effort for governments to collaborate on AI governance, IP rights (including copyright), transparency, mis/disinformation, and responsible […]

Technology & Innovation

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Apr 27, 2023

Why US technology multinationals are looking to Africa for AI and other emerging technologies: Scaling tropical-tolerant R&D innovations

By Nii Simmonds

The African continent is emerging as a crucial player in the drive for innovation as technology continues to transform every industry. Due to its potential as a center for ground-breaking research and development (R&D) in artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, US technology corporations are increasingly focusing on Africa.

Africa International Markets

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Jan 25, 2023

AI generates new policy risk

By Jonno Evans

New AI tools will have a huge impact on how people work and live and can support innovation and productivity across sectors. But it is also important to be mindful of its potential for misuse. Governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders must be proactive to ensure that these tools are not exploited to cause harm.

Technology & Innovation