Diplomacy Lab



How can AI, Fintech, mobility start ups, and platform economy and other digital innovations inform diplomacy?

Diplomacy Lab Cross-Over creates an inspirational space to speculate on possible diplomacy applications by projecting onto diplomacy innovative digital solutions from numerous fields.

Transferring ideas from one field to another is an acknowledged innovation method. Uprooting concepts and tools from their original context and applying them elsewhere allows for outside-the-box adaptive thinking and previously unthought-of hybrid solutions. As digitalization is the common denominator that nowadays brings about major changes in almost all fields, the ‘transfer’ of digital innovation concepts could optimally promote innovative creative thinking processes.

If we stretch our vision beyond the immediate fields of application, how can AI, Fintech, mobility start-ups, platform economy and other digital innovations inform diplomacy?

“Since the first edition of Diplomacy Camp issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology have only become more contentious, particularly in Europe. With Brexit on the horizon, European elections looming, the rise of China as a technological superpower and continuing security challenges on the continent’s eastern and southern flanks, Europe’s diplomats need to grasp the opportunities and threats of digital technology now, more than ever.”
Diplomacy Camp

7 February 2019

@ Diplomacy Camp

* How and to what extent would AI support human decision-making, for example, in negotiations?

* How can diplomacy harness and benefit by technology-based, ever evolving ways of gaining trust and interacting?

* How would a technology-powered peer-to-peer diplomacy affect traditional diplomatic institutions?

* What changes does diplomacy need to undergo to meet the needs of increasingly digital citizens?

As pressing questions populate the debate on the consequences of technology for diplomacy, the Cross-Over Diplomacy Lab Workshop creates an inspirational space to speculate on possible diplomacy applications. Cross-Over Diplomacy Lab is a timely response to the need for hybrid solutions, fostering trans-disciplinary exchanges and interactions. Cross-Over Diplomacy Lab is a collaboratively creative environment, where solutions and ideas can flow from their respective fields of expertise and mutually nuance each other, towards a more comprehensive diplomacy fit for the Digital Age.