Samuel Klein

  • The United States, Hong Kong, & China: Innovation Economies in the 21st Century

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  • The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future

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    The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future examines how emerging technologies will remake the global order and explores strategies for how the United States can retain its innovative edge. Tech-based innovation—in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, green energy, and biotechnology—will reshape the future of human civilization. Those nations that can create and adapt to cutting-edge technologies will realize enormous economic and geostrategic benefits in the decades to come. It is with this realization that the Atlantic Council’s...

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  • The United States and China: The Current Global Innovation Landscape

    The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, in partnership with Qualcomm, embarked on a global tour of technology hubsto determine which ones are at the cutting edges of tech-based innovation—and which are at risk of falling behind. Our researchers visited nearly a dozen countries and spoke with almost two hundred experts. Below is a look at how the United States and China compare.


    Want a deeper dive? Read our new report, The Global Innovation Sweepstakes:...

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  • Using Machine-Learning to Improve Policymaking

    The Atlantic Council’s Science and Policy Fellow presented early-stage research on how machine-learning techniques can help decision makers better understand the public’s perception of new technologies, with significant implications for future policymaking.

    Dr. Conrad Tucker, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, and a science and policy fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, showcased his current research project, Technology Phobia Readiness Condition (TEPHCON), during the second international InfoSymbiotics/DDDAS conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Scenarios of a World Transformed

    On Monday, April 24, the Atlantic Council, in partnership with the University of Denver's Pardee Center for International Futures and Zurich Insurance, released a new quantitative study: "Our World Transformed: Geopolitical Shocks and Risks".

    Here is a visual look at the different scenarios presented in the report and their implications for global gross domestic product, extreme poverty, the middle class, and country instability.

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  • The San Francisco Bay Area: Innovation Capital of the World

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the final stop of the Strategic Foresight Initiative’s (SFI) innovation road trip, part of its Future of American Technological Leadership project. Together with Qualcomm, SFI seeks to examine the bases of American strength in technological innovation. After visiting Madison, Wisconsin, Boulder, Colorado, and Austin, Texas, SFI’s visit to the Bay Area featured two roundtables with local government officials, business entrepreneurs, tech leaders, university faculty, laboratory scientists, and venture capitalists to learn more about the region. Over the course of two days, SFI staff further met with leaders from a variety of fields to discuss trends...
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