Tag: google

19th June 2014 Washington DC, USA

The next step forward

When Google unveiled its latest prototype of a self-driving car in May, it marked a new stage in the relationship between humans and autonomous vehicles in a very public way. But it is just one visible piece of the technical progress in areas such as autonomous systems, advanced manufacturing, and in the thinking on how […]

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21st February 2014 Washington DC, USA

Global Forest Watch: Fighting Deforestation with Satellites, Open Data, and Crowdsourcing

Satellites, open data, crowdsourcing – these are some of the hottest buzzwords in the tech industry right now. But these innovations aren’t just limited to Silicon Valley and start-ups – they have come to dominate much of our everyday lives. Each time we open apps like Yelp and Foursquare to find the closest Starbucks or […]

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4th September 2013 Beirut, Lebanon

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by Tom Fletcher

Former British Ambassador to Lebanon

Ambassador 2020

I’ve posted before about Naked Diplomacy and why diplomats must ride the digital tiger. Last week I was scheduled to join Foreign Minister Bildt for a Q&A session on innovative diplomacy with Sweden’s ambassadors. I was looking forward to learning from them, as the first Foreign Ministry to put all their envoys on Twitter. But […]

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15th March 2013

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Turkey, Iceland, press freedom, Google

What links Turkey, Iceland, press freedom and Google? My recent blog “World Press Freedom Index:  Turkey” was the most-read blog I have written since coming to Turkey.  So I was interested to see reports recently about the balance which all countries must strike between media freedoms; genuine security concerns; and ensuring that the extent to […]

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6th December 2012 Washington DC, USA

by Peter Westmacott

Former Ambassador to the United States of America

Rethinking Development

Back in the days when tweeting was what birds did, a cloud was something in the sky, an app was what you sent to the university admissions office, and Google was simply a misprint for the word which means 10100, who’d have thought that mobile phones could improve the daily lives of the world’s poorest […]

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27th April 2012 Washington DC, USA

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by Rosalind Campion

Counsellor for Global Issues

Do we have the right to be forgotten on the internet?

Last night I hosted an event for former Marshall Scholars at the Embassy with a brilliant talk by Jeff Rosen on Google, the internet, and privacy. This is of course a hot topic at the moment – for the public, for Governments, for NGOs and for businesses. I’ve also got a keen interest in it as […]

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