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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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Content

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Event recap | Countering bot swarms, mass false accounts, and deep fakes: Part 2

An episode of the GeoTech Hour exploring the impacts of tech on propagating misinformation and the innovative solutions that can follow.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Americas Disinformation

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Event recap | Countering bot swarms, mass false accounts, and deep fakes

An episode of the GeoTech Hour exploring the impacts of tech on propagating misinformation and the innovative solutions that can follow.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Americas Disinformation

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Ukraine’s digital revolution continues with enhanced legal status for e-passports

On March 30, the Ukrainian parliament passed legislation that recognizes e-passports as official documents and provides them with the same legal status for domestic use as their more traditional paper cousins.

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Fedorov

Digital Policy Internet

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Alexander Ruiz with Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: National strategy to combat disinformation around COVID-19 and future pandemics

Nonresident Senior Fellow Alex Ruiz in a report on the need to adopt a national strategy to combat misinformation and disinformation around COVID-19 and future public health threats.

In the News by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Disinformation

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The risks of rushing to internet voting in Ukraine

Ukraine’s vision for digital transformation is ambitious and includes holding online voting for all elections and referendums, but this vision fails to take into account numerous practical obstacles and risks.

UkraineAlert by Serhii Savelii and Meredith Applegate

Cybersecurity Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Event recap | The GeoTech Decade ahead

On Thursday, March 11, panelists gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center and discuss the “GeoTech Decade” ahead: what it means, what it could look like, and how it will affect us all. This date also represents the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, an event that has demonstrated to the world that choices regarding data and tech infrastructure and digital literacy significantly change our communities’ preparedness, resilience, and recovery from such an event.

Event Recap by The GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Internet

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

The 5×5—Questioning basic assumptions in the cyber domain

Challenging assumptions in cyberspace also means challenging assumptions about the theorists and strategists themselves. International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8, serves as a reminder to include female voices as a means of enriching policy discussions, producing more insightful work, and driving impact.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler, Emma Schroeder

Cybersecurity Internet

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Transcript: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on online speech, government regulation, and Donald Trump’s suspended account

The Youtube CEO talked about the company's responsibilities in the information ecosystem, disinformation, government regulation of speech, and what's next for Donald Trump's account.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis

While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Events

Wed, May 19, 2021

Computing to win: Bridging the AI compute divide

Online Event A weekly GeoTech Hour focused on the future of national AI strategy and the computational infrastructure needed to advance AI ambitions.

12:00pm Digital Policy International Norms Internet Technology & Innovation

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 2

Public Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

5:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 1

Online Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

12:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights