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Wed, Jul 1, 2020

We can increase public participation in data and avoid surveillance states: Here is how

The world needs a collective effort to gather and share data to steer society and nations back to full operations, and to provide early indicators and warnings of future pandemics. Current methods for accessing data owned by public and private institutions and private citizens today are not able to guide COVID-19 recovery. The new data access frameworks in this initiative can succeed while strengthening societal welfare, prosperity, and peace around the world.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Can AI and emerging tech boost African development?

The final roundtable of the Smart Partnerships Series focused on the African continent and how AI as well as other emerging technologies can be harnessed there for good.

Smart Partnerships Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa Americas

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

AI, an accelerator of change?

Two digital roundtables with India brought together high-level experts to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and geopolitics of emerging technologies in the South Asian country. While the first focused on AI and health, the second centered on Sino-Indian relations.

Smart Partnerships Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Julian Mueller-Kaler is a resident fellow at the GeoTech Center and also researches global trends in the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, which provides actionable foresight and innovative strategies to a global community of policymakers, business leaders, and citizens. At the Council, Julian works for Mathew Burrows, studies the implications of emerging technologies on society and politics, and leads the GeoTech Center’s efforts to evaluate China’s role as a global citizen and the country’s use and development of artificial intelligence (AI). He graduated as a Fulbright-Schuman scholar from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with an MA in European & Diplomatic Studies and holds a BA in Politics & International Relations from Zeppelin University, a small liberal arts college on the shores of Lake Constance, Germany.

During his tenure at Georgetown, Julian focused on US politics, the rise of populism, and its implications on international relations. He also acted as co-chair for the 2019 Transatlantic Policy Symposium and worked as a consultant in the office of the German Executive Director at the World Bank Group. While in Germany, Julian served as president of the Club of International Politics, a non-profit organization with more than three-hundred members, worked at the German Bundestag, the political affairs department of Deutsche Bahn AG, and the German Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded scholarships from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin.

Julian also serves as a nonresident fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington D.C. and you can follow him on Twitter @JMuellerKaler.