The Atlantic Council’s bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data released a landmark report. The report proposes recommendations for the US government and like-minded allies on global technology and data development policy. The report comes amid the “GeoTech Decade,” in which new technologies and data capabilities will have an outsized impact on geopolitics, economics, and global governance. However, no nation or international organization has created the appropriate governance structures needed to grapple with the complex and destabilizing dynamics of emerging technologies.
Specifically, the GeoTech Commission examined how the United States, along with other nations and global stakeholders, can maintain science and technology (S&T) leadership, ensure the trustworthiness and resiliency of physical and software/informational technology (IT) supply chains and infrastructures, and improve global health protection and wellness. The GeoTech Commission identified key recommendations and practical steps forward for the US Congress, the presidential administration, executive branch agencies, private industry, academia, and like-minded nations.
Report of the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data
Building the GeoTech Decade ahead
The GeoTech Center, in partnership with leaders from industry and government, has launched the Report of the Commission of Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data. This report provides an extensive set of recommendations for the U.S. and its allies to thrive decade defined by data and technology collaboration and competition. The report is premised on the arrival of the “GeoTech Decade,” in which new technologies and data capabilities will have an outsized impact on geopolitics, economics, and global governance.
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Findings based on study groups of U.S. government officials and senior figures in tech industry.
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What can the United States do to reap the benefits of the GeoTech Decade and tame the era’s threats? Here are the key takeaways from the conversation.
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The decade to come will be the “GeoTech Decade,” in which the technology trends that began in previous years will become fixed in their impact on society. The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data launched its first report with recommendations to guide leaders as they make choices regarding technology and data.
New Atlanticist by Rose Butchart
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