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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Experts

Content

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Jun interviewed on NK News about North Korea’s cyber activity

In the News

Cybersecurity Korea

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 with surveillance: Perspectives from across the globe

As more countries rely on digital tools to contain the spread of COVID-19, how will enhanced surveillance challenge privacy norms in the future? According to the World Health Organization, public health surveillance is critical to containing the pandemic. However, can enhanced surveillance during a public health crisis set precedents for digital surveillance in the future?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler and Lily Liu

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Dr. Joe Mascaro

Dr. Joe Mascaro, director of education and research at Planet, discusses the effects of the pandemic on the environment, and its implications for energy transitions and earth sciences research.

Blog Post by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 28, 2020

On July 21-23, 2020, Twitter accounts petitioning U.S. President Donald Trump for a military intervention in Venezeula also pushed four hashtags to trend that promoted anti-socialist messaging against Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro. The accounts, all of which had set their locations to Venezuela, showed signs of inauthenticity and platform manipulation, such as posting duplicative content and creating fake engagement.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Is the United States already losing the military tech race to China?

On June 30, Forward Defense hosted a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss the opportunities for, and challenges of, integrating autonomous technologies into the US military to better prepare it for great-power competition.

Event Recap by Andrew Farnsworth

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Bridging the digital divide

Alongside Dr. Linton Wells II of George Mason University, Dr. Bray laid out practical ways for individuals, governments, and companies to address the digital divide on an episode of the STEMTalks podcast.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

A people-centered approach to AI and big data

According to Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, the next decade of digital development promises to bring about even more unfathomable transformation through the wide-scale implementation of AI and Internet of Things devices.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Internet

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

“Instrumenting the planet:” Dr. David Bray discusses Internet of Things with AIPCA

With so many devices providing so much data on individuals all across the world, Dr. Bray emphasized the need for new, intentionally designed infrastructure for managing and accounting for the data produced by the IoT in a discussion with Jeff May of AICPA. In line with the GeoTech Center's mission, Dr. Bray asserted that the goal of any new data and IoT management regimen should be to propel society towards a greater level of transparency and participation, empowering individuals with data rather than enveloping them in a surveillance state.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Internet

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The pursuit of a people-centered Internet through artificial intelligence

Dr. David Bray, the Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, spoke on the Alldus's AI In Action podcast series on the current state of the Internet and how it can be reshaped using AI to create a people-centered ecosystem that benefits everyone.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Economy & Business

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The evolution of misinformation in an expanding media landscape

Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, and other expert panelists considered the changing landscape of misinformation on an episode DisrupTV hosted by Mr. R "Ray" Wang and Mr. Vala Afshar of Constellation Research.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation

Events

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Practical steps societies can take to pilot data trusts

ONLINE EVENT – A live discussion on how societies can pilot Data Trusts for public good.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT