The “Economy of Trust” newsletter
In partnership with SICPA and its project to open a Campus for the Economy of Trust, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center is pleased to launch the new Economy of Trust newsletter, highlighting advances in technology and data activities that provide the opportunity to improve nations and sectors alike, centered around building trust and more transparent frameworks. Together we can build resiliency into organizations and societies.
The GeoTech Hour
An engaging expert panel discussion about the geopolitical ramifications of both new data capabilities and new technologies as well as the challenges they pose to defense and national security in Western governments and open societies:
The Atlantic Council’s bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data released a landmark report. 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. As a result, the world must embrace new approaches. Firstly, new approaches for developing and deploying critical technologies. Secondly, new approaches for rebuilding trust in domestic and global governance. Thirdly, new approaches for rebuilding trust in domestic and global governance. Fourthly, new approaches for establishing and adapting norms for international cooperation. Fifthly, new approaches for cultivating human capital.
Building the GeoTech Decade ahead
The GeoTech Report
The GeoTech Center, in partnership with a bipartisan group of 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 in a 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.
New Atlanticist May 27, 2021
New technologies will reshape the world in the next decade. What does that mean for the US?
By Katherine Walla
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.
New Atlanticist May 27, 2021
How to solve today’s tech challenges: secure data, close the digital divide, boost leadership
By Rose Butchart
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.
Smart partnerships for global challenges: AI & China
The Atlantic Council is honored to partner with the Rockefeller Foundation via a grant focused on data and AI efforts by China around the world. The global tech choices we make in the world – choices by China, Europe, Africa, India as well as other parts of Asia, and America to include the United States – will determine whether data and AI activities benefit us all on this planet.
The Atlantic Council GeoTech Center launched the same day COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Since then, the Center has worked as a committed “learn, do, adapt” tank focused on projects at the nexus of data, new technologies, and geopolitics. Our focus is on illuminating ways to employ tech and data to improve the global decade ahead.
New technologies and data are tools. It is upon the choices we make, both as individuals and as communities, that ensure that they are used as a force for good in the world.