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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

AI & China: Smart Partnerships for Global Challenges

The Atlantic Council is honored to partner with the Rockefeller Foundation via a grant focused on data and AI efforts by China around the world. We started these activities in the middle of 2019. These activities were part of a bigger plan to launch the new Atlantic Council GeoTech Center in 2020 -- focused on the geopolitics of new technologies and advances in data.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by David Bray, PhD

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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The dangers of decoupling

Two roundtables in Beijing and a third one in Shanghai brought together leaders from government, civil society, academia, and think tanks to discuss China's role as a global citizen, the country's use and development of artificial intelligence and the implications of modern technologies for international relations.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The price of great power politics

Unlike previous gatherings where a majority of participants represented government institutions, the roundtable in Germany brought together business- and private-sector representatives. Together with policy experts, they discussed the emergence of new technologies, the rise of China, and the implications of a global AI race.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

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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.