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By on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

 
Diplo has launched a new initiative dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI). Diplo’s AI Lab is a multifaceted initiative that includes research and analysis on AI policy, capacity development in the field of AI and related areas, reports from main events and discussions on AI, analysis into the impact of AI on diplomacy, and much more.

By Pedro Vilela Resende Gonçalves on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Internet Governance

Developments in AI, IoT and smart devices, and other data‑heavy applications have led to a major increase in data traffic.

By Editor on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Reflections on the future of humanity, the urgency to fulfill sustainable development goals by 2020, and data governance issues were among main digital policy developments in July and August 2018.

By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our August WebDebate, we looked at space diplomacy. While space diplomacy is a hotly debated issue of geopolitical dimensions, it also reminds us of the need for multilateral efforts and pooling resources together in the interest of achieving a larger goal, while offering opportunities to foster better collaboration between scientists and diplomats under the various guises of science diplomacy.

By on 03 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Last Friday, the German newspaper Die Zeit organised its third Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference. I was born in Germany and have just moved back after a nine-year stint in Great Britain, so I went to get my first direct impression of the country’s relationship to AI and to hear debates about digital politics in general.

By Phoebe F. Mikhail on 31 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Educators as diplomats

By Mina Fu on 23 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Note from the editor: In this blog, we look at key issues in diplomacy and digital politics from ‘the other side’. Diplo’s blogsphere often features blogs from key experts and diplomatic practitioners. But we also need to wonder: how do these same issues look from ‘the other side’? How are they experienced by non-experts and non-practitioners? In this blog post, Mina Fu, an eighteen year old Serbian-Chinese woman, looks at intercultural communication through the lens of her personal experience.

By Alan Franklin on 17 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

In public international law, the subjects of the law are generally considered to be states and international organisations (IOs); people, corporations and other entities are not bound by, nor entitled to, the benefits of international law. It is often said that international law functions on a different plane than domestic law.

By David Morar on 14 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: E-Learning, Internet Governance

On Monday, June 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a final draft of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), and in it ‘gaming disorder’ is listed as a ‘disorder due to addictive behaviours’. The draft explicitly describes the disorder as a persistent behaviour pattern that can lead to significant widespread impairment across all ‘important areas of functioning’.

By Ursula Wyss on 06 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

As someone who has worked in public diplomacy since 2011, I do not remember a time when public diplomacy did not also mean digital diplomacy and, consequently, some manner of data diplomacy. From the beginning, the data we gleaned from social media was heavily dependent on what the social media platforms were willing to provide us with. In terms of data storage and data analytics, institutions need to put a great deal of trust in the data that social media platforms provide. Here are three issues which are crucial for institutions when working with social media and data sets:

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