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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Event recap | AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty – Report launch

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted January 13, 2021, we launch the report “Smart Partnerships amid Great Power Competition,” hold a conversation about AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty, and gather experts to discuss regional specifics and the report authors’ alternative futures for global technology cooperation.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Smart partnerships amid great power competition

The report captures key takeaways from various roundtable conversations, identifies the challenges and opportunities that different regions of the world face when dealing with emerging technologies, and evaluates China’s role as a global citizen. In times of economic decoupling and rising geopolitical bipolarity, it highlights opportunities for smart partnerships, describes how data and AI applications can be harnessed for good, and develops scenarios on where an AI-powered world might be headed.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Cooperation in a bipolar world

Taking into account China’s growing influence around the world, discussions often alluded to an uncomfortable truth: In order to avoid catastrophe, even rivals must cooperate, which is why participants, particularly at roundtables in Europe, were keen to identify a number of areas that could lower the tensions and help build trust among antagonistic stakeholders.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa 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.

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