Technological tools are today a vital component of modern statecraft. Nations hack into each other’s computer networks to collect intelligence, prepare the battlefield, and carry out sabotage. They also invest heavily in technologies that promise to fundamentally change the way we communicate and that will automate major functions currently conducted by humans. Drawing upon existing regional programming, our Serious Games Initiative, a diverse network of Fellows and strong alliances with the private sector, this effort evaluates the risk of miscalculation in the digital age, identify possible solutions and investigate policy options for addressing future challenges.
Strategic and National Security Advisor to the Wilson Center's CEO & President; Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program
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No one country possesses all the capabilities needed to develop competitive technologies. No one country possesses all the critical data required to make the most of these technologies. No one country has the right governing structure to address the risks of untested technologies while simultaneously fostering innovation. The United States, Mexico, and Canada would be wise to take on this mission together.
Melissa K. Griffith
Public Policy Fellow