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Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021

Stephanie Borg Psaila

For most countries, 2021 was a continuation of pandemic woes. As people swapped contact tracing apps for vaccine passports, the wave of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines spread even faster.  Beyond COVID-19, the b...

How can flags help us understand (and govern) AI?

Jovan Kurbalija

What do flags and artificial intelligence (AI) have in common? Patterns. When you take a closer look at flags, it’s easy to notice certain colours, shapes, and symbols that create patterns. AI also detects patterns...

Establishing standards for IoT devices: Recent examples

Efrat Daskal

Precise agriculture, monitoring water use, remote medicine – these are just some of the developments enabled due to the expanding use of Internet of things (IoT) devices. There is no doubt that IoT devices can impro...

GPT-3 for diplomacy?

Katharina Höne

The artificial intelligence (AI) Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) can write texts on any topic. OpenAI, the organisation that developed and released it as a beta version in June 2020, describes it as a gen...

Training and courses

Events

Launch: humAInism Speech Generator

21 Sep 20 - 21 Sep 20

Online

May 2020 online courses

04 May 20 -

Online

DataGovAI Summit & Awards 2019

06 Nov 19 - 08 Nov 19

Indonesia

Diplo at the APrIGF 2019

16 Jul 19 - 19 Jul 19

Russia

Diplo at AI for Good Gobal Summit

31 May 19 -

Switzerland

7th EAPTC: Technology and peacekeeping

16 Apr 19 - 18 Apr 19

Serbia

AI and diplomacy

19 Feb 19 -

United States

Diplo & GIP at EuroDIG 2018

05 Jun 18 - 06 Jun 18

Georgia

Diplo & GIP at the WTO Public Forum 2017

26 Sep 17 - 28 Sep 17

Switzerland

Diplo at Brandsand.Domains Conference

02 Oct 17 - 03 Oct 17

Netherlands

Diplo at Cyber Week 2017

25 Jun 17 - 29 Jun 17

Israel

Diplo at IGMENA Summit

30 Sep 16 - 02 Oct 16

Tunisia

ICT policy and IG workshop in Addis Ababa

06 Apr 11 - 08 Apr 11

Ethiopia

3rd Global Knowledge Conference, GK3

10 Dec 07 - 13 Dec 07

Malaysia

Resources

2021

Report: The geopolitics of digital standards: China’s role in standard-setting organisations

Standards for digital technologies are all around us, enabling devices to interact with each other, allowing us to connect to mobile networks, and facilitating the exchange of information. By providing rules or guidelines for the development and functioning of techno... Read more...

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2019

The EU’s New Commission: Digital Policy in the Limelight (Briefing Paper #13)

In this briefing paper, Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila analyses Ursula von der Leyen's new EU Commission's emphasis on digital policy for 2019–2024.... Read more...

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2018

Searching for Meaningful Human Control. The April 2018 Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (Briefing Paper #10)

In this briefing paper, Ms Barbara Rosen Jacobson analyses the debate of the April 2018 meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The group was established to discuss emerging technologies in the area of... Read more...

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