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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 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 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 9, 2021

Event recap | The human dimensions of autonomous systems employing AI

A GeoTech Hour discussion exploring what should be off-limits when it comes to autonomous systems paired with artificial intelligence, particularly when they have the ability to impact human lives.

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Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

Event recap | Assured trust in medicine, credentials, and supply chains

An expert panel exploring new ways of increasing resilience by assuring trust in medicine, credentials, and supply chains.

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Digital Policy Internet

Wed, May 26, 2021

Event recap | Commission Report Launch, Part II

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

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Digital Policy Economy & Business

Wed, May 26, 2021

Event recap | Commission Report Launch, Part I

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

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Digital Policy Economy & Business

Wed, May 19, 2021

Event recap | Computing to win: Bridging the AI compute divide

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts focused on the future of national AI strategy and the computational infrastructure needed to advance AI ambitions.

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Digital Policy Internet

Wed, May 12, 2021

Event recap | Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy.” The panel included Alex Feerst, General Counsel at Neuralink; Chris Hazard, PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Diveplane; and Nathana Sharma, General Counsel at Labelbox.

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Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 5, 2021

Event recap | Achieving healthy communities and economic renewal

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00am EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “How We Can Achieve Both Healthy Communities and Economic Renewal”. The panel included Mona Nemer, chief science advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister; Philippe Gillet, chief scientific officer with SICPA; Luukas Ilves, head of strategy with Guardtime; Daniella Taveau, principal of Bold Text Strategies; and Declan Kirrane, the managing director of ISC Intelligence in Science.

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Coronavirus Cybersecurity

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.

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Americas Disinformation

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Event recap | Countering bot swarms, mass false accounts, and deep fakes, Part 1

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

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Americas Disinformation

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Event recap | Agriculture technology: Opportunities and challenges for new farmers

An episode of the GeoTech Hour exploring the intersection of technology, policy, and the global food system.

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Americas Inclusive Growth

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Event recap | Digital identity

An episode of the GeoTech Hour focusing on the concept of digital identity, and how it can eliminate barriers and promote inclusion.

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Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Event recap | Indigenous data sovereignty: Opportunities and challenges

On Thursday, October 22, the GeoTech Center hosted the fifth installment of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture to discuss the challenges to achieving data sovereignty for indigenous communities. The panel featured Dr. Tahu Kukuthai, Professor of Population Studies and Demography at the University of Waikato, Dr. Ray Lovett, associate professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at Australian National University, Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, and Ms. Robyn Rowe, Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Laurentian University. GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray moderated the panel and the discussion that followed.

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Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Event recap | Data science and social entrepreneurship

An episode of the GeoTech Hour featuring data scientists and entrepreneurs who discuss how to employ tech for good.

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Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Event recap | Coordinating data privacy and the public interest

Data usage and the employment of data trusts has maximized individual privacy and private sector benefits. Both the government and the private sector are working towards developing strategies that emphasize individual privacy more than ever before, as the public continues to express greater interest in protecting their data. However, few institutions have landed upon successful solutions in practice that can protect user privacy while allowing for the high levels of analysis they have come to expect. As our digital landscape continues to evolve, panelists in this episode of the GeoTech Hour discuss intentional policy and design choices that could allow for greater data ownership within people-centered structures.

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Digital Policy International Norms

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.

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Digital Policy Internet

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Event recap | Artificial intelligence, the internet, and the future of data: Where will we be in 2045?

An episode of the GeoTech Hour where panelists look towards the future of artificial intelligence, discussing the GeoTech Decade ahead and beyond to 2045.

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Digital Policy Internet of Things

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Event recap | Women’s leadership in the GeoTech Decade

The start of the Geotech Decade has had disproportionate impacts on women and has shown the need for women’s leadership worldwide. Women however currently only make up 26 percent of workers in data and AI roles, 15 percent in engineering, and 12 percent in cloud computing. In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Stephanie Wander discuss leadership in the GeoTech Decade with the four women leading the GeoTech Commission.

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Inclusive Growth Resilience & Society

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.

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Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Event recap | Data-informed nutrition policy and practices

An episode of the GeoTech Hour where panelists discuss challenges and opportunities for data-informed nutrition solutions, and how a multisectoral approach can improve global health.

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Climate Change & Climate Action Inclusive Growth

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Event recap | The geopolitics of emerging tech during the pandemic

A GeoTech Hour with panelists sharing insights on lessons learned, ongoing challenges, and requisite next steps to be taken when considering the intersection of geopolitics, modern technologies, and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Event recap | Tech-enabled dis- and misinformation, social platforms, and geopolitics

A wide-ranging discussion exploring the human, business, and technological incentives that have driven the growth of mis- and dis-information globally, and what a weaponized information space means for the world, jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and DFRLab.

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Disinformation Internet

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Event recap | An immune system for the planet

In this special edition of the GeoTech Hour, held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST, the GeoTech Center airs a recording of the most recent installment of its Immune System for the Planet private roundtables.

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Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Event recap | Government and tech improvements for the delivery of public services

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, experts discuss strategies and examples of leadership in a period of rapid technological change.

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Africa Americas

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Event recap | AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty – Report launch

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted January 13, 2021, we launch the report “Smart Partnerships amid Great Power Competition,” hold a conversation about AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty, and gather experts to discuss regional specifics and the report authors’ alternative futures for global technology cooperation.

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Africa Americas

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

Event recap | Tech and data recommendations for the new administration

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted Wednesday, January 6, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST, panelists make recommendations on how the new administration can prioritize data and tech applications.

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Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Event recap | Technology policy and leadership in 2021

A discussion featuring The Honorable Secretary James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development on how leadership will change in the next digital decade.

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Digital Policy Resilience & Society

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

Event recap | Practical steps towards data for good in 2021

During this episode of the GeoTech Hour, panelists highlighted what they believe should be agriculture and food systems priorities in 2021 and beyond.

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Digital Policy Resilience & Society

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Event recap | Food system sustainability in 2021 and beyond

During this episode of the GeoTech Hour, panelists highlighted what they believe should be agriculture and food systems priorities in 2021 and beyond.

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Climate Change & Climate Action Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Event recap | Data, security, and the global food system

On Wednesday, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. EST, a panel of experts discussed what the tech industry can bring to modern agriculture as part of the Center’s weekly GeoTech Hour programming.

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Climate Change & Climate Action Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

Event recap | The global impacts of democratized tech and remote work

This episode of the GeoTech Hour, which takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern, will highlight the democratization of technologies and what it means for entrepreneurs and investors. This discussion addresses how more remote work affects communities, organizations, nations, and the planet and identifies the action steps to ensure these two trends are forces for good in the world.

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Digital Policy Entrepreneurship

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Event recap | Data, tech, and geopolitics in 2021 and beyond

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST panelists examined data, tech, and geopolitics as we approach 2021 and beyond. The discussion considered actions that could uplift societies and populations as a whole. The world will, we hope, be more stable in this upcoming year, and as a result, it is the ideal time for governments to learn lessons from 2020 and adjust course accordingly.

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Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Event recap | Entrepreneurs and accelerating startup ecosystems amid the pandemic

On Wednesday, October 21, the GeoTech Center convened experts to discuss how venture capital and entrepreneurs can accelerate local start-up ecosystems globally to help the pandemic recovery, to rebuild economies, and work towards a future that is more prosperous and peaceful for us all.

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Digital Policy Economy & Business

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Event recap | Climate, tech, and security: Achieving greater power collaboration

On Wednesday, October 14, the GeoTech Center convenes experts to discuss new technology opportunities regarding climate change and national security. What can we turn to or develop to help bring about the required changes in human behavior and consumption, and how can great powers around the world collaborate to create that change?

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Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Event recap | Accelerating COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccine distribution strategies

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the GeoTech Center convened an expert panel to discuss solutions for accelerating COVID-19 testing and thoughts on how logistics, technology, data, and people can distribute vaccines once they become available.

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Coronavirus Crisis Management

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Event recap | Space economics: Building sustainable space infrastructure

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted an expert panel to discuss the policy implications of the rapid commercialization of space exploration.

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International Markets Space

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Event recap | Global supply chains disrupted: Additive manufacturing, onshoring, and COVID-19

On Wednesday, September 23, the Atlantic Council’s Geotech Center hosted an expert panel about the global uncertainty regarding the future of supply chains resulting from advances in additive manufacturing and compounded by increasing pressures from certain countries, including the United States, to revisit past offshoring decisions and potentially commence government-backed “onshoring” activities for strategic reasons.

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International Markets Technology & Innovation

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Event recap | Western society at the crossroads, part II: Smart partnerships in a changing world

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted an expert roundtable about AI and its rapid ascendance to the next playing field for great power competition between the United States and China.

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Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Event recap | Western society at the crossroads, part I: Data, people, and tech

On Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted 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.

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Cybersecurity Digital Policy