ReportOct 14, 2021
Standardizing the future: How can the United States navigate the geopolitics of international technology standards?
By Giulia Neaher, David Bray, Julian Mueller-Kaler, and Benjamin Schatz
Standards for data and technology represent a key part of the world’s digital ecosystem, and as such, they can have significant implications for geopolitics. This report, published in partnership with the American Edge Project, endeavors to study the geopolitical dynamics surrounding technology standards setting to better inform related US policy.
GeoTech CuesOct 1, 2021
Building smarter military bases for climate resilient communities
By Kiran S. Jivnani, Inkoo Kang
To properly cope with climate-related dangers, the military must be able to future-proof its installations to defend themselves against twenty-first-century threats, specifically by capitalizing on the use of smart technologies.
GeoTech CuesSep 29, 2021
Reimagining a just society pt. 6: Our Planetary Condominium
By Carol Dumaine
Carol Dumaine’s latest in a blog post series on “Reimagining a Just Society” recalls the tragic condo collapse in Florida last June and asks whether the commons elements of a typical condominium association suggest any parallels for understanding “global commons” or public goods in an age of pandemics, climate change and AI.
GeoTech CuesSep 28, 2021
Getting ahead of the next catalyst: A new paradigm for cybersecurity in the space domain
By Andrew LaBarbera and Jeremy Harchelroad
Consider the terms “cyber attacks”and” information and influence activities.” These two terms were relatively infrequently used before the computer malware Stuxnet and the 2016 US presidential election , respectively. Yet these events and the terms characterizing the emergence of new threats mark a threshold where a traditional […]
GeoTech CuesAug 25, 2021
Reimagining a just society pt. 5: “Is this working as intended?” — Global trends amid contested futures
By Carol Dumaine
The question of ‘is this working as intended’ is applicable to contemporary concepts of national and international security as well as of economic value, growth, and development. Given how our world is being reshaped by new technologies, data capabilities, and geopolitics, leaders in both the public and private sector need to pause and consider if governance and geopolitics in today’s world are actually working – or not.
GeoTech CuesAug 24, 2021
The case for a financial digital asset framework for cryptocurrencies
By Matthew Goodman and Nikhil Raghuveera
Clear jurisdictional boundaries, legislation on core principles of financial digital assets from Congress, and a flexible regulatory policy are all crucial for the effective governance of digital assets.
GeoTech CuesAug 10, 2021
Contextualizing COVID-19 and its implications for the future of work
By Matthew Gavieta
As workers around the world adapted to a new normal amid a public health crisis, remote work took on a new meaning. However, questions about how to structure long-term telework arrangements remain. The current landscape of data reveals a tenuous relationship between well-being and telework. To secure a brighter future for our labor force, we must continue developing worker-centered technology policy and doing research on how to improve life at work.
ReportAug 5, 2021
Getting from commitment to content in AI and data ethics: Justice and explainability
By John Basl, Ronald Sandler, and Steven Tiell
There is widespread awareness among researchers, companies, policy makers, and the public that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data raises challenges involving justice, privacy, autonomy, transparency, and accountability.
Event RecapJul 16, 2021
Event | The future of data and AI in space
By the GeoTech Center
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 […]
Event RecapJul 14, 2021
Event | Technology and pandemics: Opportunities and challenges
By the GeoTech Center
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.