The next decade depends on our choices today. We work to illuminate for world leaders how new technologies and data can benefit people, prosperity, and peace. At its launch, the Center’s activities focused on the global, national, and economic impacts of data and machine learning, personalized medicine, additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, green energy, commercialization of space, robotics, synthetic biology, and other new technologies on the horizon. #GoodTechChoices
Having successfully launched the Center amid the pandemic; produced 35+ live GeoTech Hours and numerous GeoTech Cues and additional timely analyses; hosted several “tech for good” events including AgriTechAction in November 2020 and a new conference with the Embassy of Finland on “data for good”; convened discussions and released a report on smart partnerships for global challenges involving AI and China; as well as deliberated and provided a landmark set of bipartisan recommendations for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data – the GeoTech Center is ready for its next big steps for the second half of 2021 and beyond.
With the release of the bipartisan recommendations on tech, data, and geopolitics – the Atlantic Council will now parlay the results of its efforts in 2020 and the first half of 2021 to focus on three key activities:
1. Executing– Good tech choices and measurable policy solutions
- We will execute action plans, focused on progress towards key goals based upon the GeoTech Commission’s recommendations
- We will develop these action plans via our expert network of Fellows, Action Council members, and Partners
- We will produce timely updates via our GeoTech Cues & analyses
Good tech choices and measurable policy solutions, tied to key goals from the bipartisan Commission’s recommendations.
2. Engaging – Global data, tech, and geopolitical foresight
- We will host foresight events, such as our upcoming conference with the Embassy of Finland and our AgriTechAction endeavors
- We will engage via the “The GeoTech Hour” to broaden horizons on global data, tech, and geopolitical foresight
- We will research reports combining stakeholder engagement and foresight, focusing on Smart Partnerships for Global Challenges
Global data, tech, and geopolitical foresight, to better inform cross-sector and international collaborations.
3. Educating – As a ‘trusted compass’ to world leaders and the public
- We will tailor training to provide insights from the GeoTech Commission goals paired with data, tech and geopolitical foresight
- We will inform partners facing crucial inflection points – including the global food system, pandemic recovery, social data & AI activities
- We will guide leaders facing the digital crossroads and ensuring key data, tech, and geopolitical collaborations succeed
As a ‘trusted compass‘ to world leaders and the public, focusing on issues related to key inflection points tied to thriving in the GeoTech Decade ahead.
The Atlantic Council GeoTech Center will do these three key activities of Evaluating, Engaging, and Educating by building upon the strong foundation provided by the bipartisan report of the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data, including the comprehensive set of recommendations below spanning the seven focus areas of the report and crucial work regarding work with Strategy, Governance & Leadership, Capabilities, and International Allies necessary to thrive in the GeoTech Decade Ahead.