Major advances in technology have always been disruptive. But when they occur against a backdrop of great power competition, the stable development and deployment of these technologies becomes fraught.
Few have grasped the enormity of the disruption coming our way as more and more new technologies – from increasingly sophisticated surveillance to quantum and biotechnologies – are deployed across the world. While governments grapple with foreseeing the full impacts and setting policy direction, there’s a growing realisation that emerging and critical technologies will be extraordinarily important for societies, economies and national security.
We launched The Sydney Dialogue to support a more stable roll-out of the next wave of transformational technologies. It is a forum allowing for frank debate about the rapidly changing strategic landscape, and a space for governments, business and civil society to come together to focus on solutions, cooperation and policy options.
The Sydney Dialogue came about because we saw big gaps in forums on...
Director, Takshashila Institution
Digital Minister of Taiwan
President and CEO, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Vice-President of Global Affairs, Meta
Dr Samir Saran
Observer Research Foundation
Dr Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology, Observer Research Foundation
Deputy Director, ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre
Dr Jake Wallis
Program Head of Information Operations and Disinformation, ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre
Julie Inman Grant
Australian eSafety Commissioner
Fijian Online Safety Commissioner
Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security
Technology Policy Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
International Policy Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center
Founder of Tech Buzz China
Dr Huong Le Thu
Senior analyst, ASPI
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