Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Event | The future of data and AI in space

On Wednesday, July 21, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the GeoTech Center will air a previously recorded event on the future of data and AI in space. The recording will be available on this page. Find the full GeoTech Hour series here. Event description On April 29, 2020, Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, and Anthony […]

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Resilience Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event | Technology and pandemics: Opportunities and challenges

On April 10, 2020, H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence for the United Arab Emirates, shared his perspectives in an event titled “Technology and pandemics: Challenges and opportunities” as part of a live video discussion moderated by Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.

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Resilience Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Event | Technologies for rebuilding after COVID-19

On April 16, 2020, Dr. David Brin and Dr. Kathryn Newcomer shared perspectives on what technologies, investments, and policy actions could help rebuild from COVID-19 on a global scale as part of a live video discussion.

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Resilience Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Event recap | The geopolitics of tech design: How to be human-centered at a global scale

A GeoTech Hour considering how the choices made about tech design impact social issues and innovation at a national and transnational scale.

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Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Raghuveera with the Turkish Heritage Organization: A discussion on cryptocurrency at the global scale

In a recent discussion with with the Turkish Heritage Organization, Nikhil Raghuveera highlights the geopolitical implications of cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). He explains the three ways blockchain technology affects foreign policy and global alliances. First, CBDC creates the opportunity for a separate payment system from the US dollar, which provides countries like China more political power and the ability to bypass US sanctions. Second, the lack of a standard regulatory framework around digital assets domestically and internationally exposes consumers to cyberattacks and financial risks. Third, many new applications will build upon existing decentralized financial technologies, which will require new international partnerships and relations. In order to create a more equitable world, Raghuveera advocates for the inclusion of marginalized communities and a broader consideration of stakeholders when creating these new technologies and subsequent regulatory policies.

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Digital Currencies Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Event | Data trusts and the global COVID-19 response

On April 15, 2020, Lord Tim Clement-Jones and Dame Wendy Hall shared their perspectives in a live video discussion titled “Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally“ and moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of Data Trusts in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.

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Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

How to secure smart cities through decentralized digital identities

At the recent G7 meeting in Cornwall, there was a consensus among democratic nations to offer viable alternatives to autocrats and autocratic governments. One of the areas where such an alternative can be clearly demonstrated is in smart cities.

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China Digital Policy

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Event recap | Opportunities and challenges presented by EO 14028

An in-depth discussion about the opportunities and challenges presented by the Biden Administration’s EO 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, jointly hosted by the GeoTech Center and Virtru.

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Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Event recap | Reimagining education in a rapidly changing era

A GeoTech Hour discussion exploring how to link education to the jobs of today and tomorrow, to ensure what people learning gives them the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge to succeed amid global change.

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Education Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

EU-US tech cooperation: Strengthening transatlantic relations in data-driven economies

The window of opportunity for an agreement between the United States and European Union (EU) on a common tech rulebook is open once again. In December 2020, the European Commission, encouraged by the victory of ardent Atlanticist Joseph Biden in the US presidential election, issued A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change, an ambitious proposal for strengthening and broadening the transatlantic relationship in multiple key domains including technology governance.

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Digital Policy European Union