The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Goldin quoted in the Hill on the recent economic uptick

In the News

Economy & Business Future of Work

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Grundman in Aviation Week on why the future will not be virtual

On February 3, Aviation Week published an article titled "Why the future will not be virtual" by Forward Defense Senior Fellow Steven Grundman.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Future of Work

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

India’s quest for digital sovereignty

Similar to Europe’s “Third Way Approach,” and in order to navigate between the US and the Chinese models, India is also trying to develop a concept of digital sovereignty, all the while mitigating negative externalities of great power competition.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Worries about AI externalities

There is no doubt that emerging technologies have gained significant importance over the last couple of years, but a sense of caution is required when it comes to the hype surrounding AI. Technologies have so far remained a tool and their applications won’t be solving all of humanity’s problems anytime soon.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Europe’s hurdles

Economists and technologists worried about Europe’s ability to reconcile privacy restrictions with a thriving tech economy. The logic is simple: In order to keep up, companies must be able to train AI systems with accessible data, which is why the EU has become more attuned to the need to facilitate data flows.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

China Cybersecurity

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Event recap: “Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Supporting economic opportunities for Afghan women as a driver of peace and security”

On Thursday January 7, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center partnered with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) to host an event on women’s gains in Afghanistan, the critical role of Afghan women in Afghanistan’s peace and security, and the role of US actors in partnering with and empowering Afghan women.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Economy & Business

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Mo Ibrahim: Why Africa must emerge more resilient from the COVID crisis

A well-known Afro-optimist, Ibrahim has invested in the continent’s democratic progress and has focused on tackling practical governance issues. While the pandemic has exposed such problems across the world, he noted, one of its lessons is that Africa must be “more self-sufficient” and “resilient.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

GeoTech vlog ep. 1 | Co-commissioners and their outlook for the future

Teresa Carlson (AWS) and John Goodman (Accenture) inaugurate the first episode of the GeoTech Vlog by describing their work as co-chairs of the GeoTech Commission, and as they find ways to navigate this era of significant change while leveraging the infinite possibilities offered by technology and data.

Event Recap by Borja Prado

Future of Work Inclusive Growth