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Reaching consensus on the future of data

By Atlantic Council

At the October 2019 AIWorld Government conference, Dr. David Bray, inaugural director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, presented a vision for a more equitable and democratic internet environment in the future. He and his partners at AIWorld are working to promote a people-centered Internet in which individuals retain ownership of their data and are able to make informed decisions regarding its use. This discussion was in Dr. Bray’s role as past roles as Visiting Executive in Residence at Harvard University and Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition. This was prior to his start as the inaugural director for the Atlantic Council’s new GeoTech Center.

In this video, Dr. Bray highlights that without such intentional measures for encouraging data ownership, open societies threaten to devolve into surveillance states or systems of surveillance capitalism. Only through conversations in public fora like the AIWorld Government Conference can real consensus be achieved on the best way forward.

Watch the summary video and check out the conference’s website for more information on how AIWorld Government is working to create a data environment suitable for open societies.

The GeoTech Center champions positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.

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