Digital Diplomacy Un-Conference @ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Hybrid Space=AR/VRxIoT+AI+? and Embassy Lab are presented by Hybrid Space Lab at the The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp 2018.

Fast-paced advances in technology are creating diffuse and volatile conditions in which international actors operate.

Disruptive innovations such as machine learning and big data analytics are changing governments, NGOs, the media, businesses, and in some cases entire industries.

New and unexpected players entering the field are putting pressure on the traditional division of roles between politics, business, journalism and civil society.

And this is just the beginning: developments like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology are only just starting to have an impact.

Lecture & Workshop Digital Diplomacy Camp Un-Conference @ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, The Hague, 2 February 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands wants to bring together diplomats, businesses, NGO’s, journalists, tech experts and scientists to discuss the challenges, share practical tools and design solutions around digital diplomacy.

Partners of The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp 2018 Un-Conference are:
USC Center on Public Diplomacy, Hybrid Space Lab, Clingendael Institute Netherlands Institute of International Relations,  Leiden University Humanity X, University of Oxford #DigDiploROx, DiploHack, German Federal Foreign Office Global Diplomacy Lab, RNW Media

The impact of digitalisation is clearly both positive and negative. We can use digital technology to connect people and bring them closer together, but the same technology can also be used to create division. More and more data can be gathered online, but does the data provide us with actual insight? Every day the latest news from around the world is presented to us on a plate via online platforms, but these platforms are also a platform for deliberate fake news. The result is a diffuse digital world. What are the implications of this? How can you make the most of opportunities, protect yourself against threats and avoid ‘noise’? And what challenges and opportunities can diplomats, businesses, journalists and NGOs expect in the future?

The combination of physical and media space, of local place and digital networks, is coined Hybrid Space. Space today is transformed by technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality, becoming increasingly hybrid. With the Internet of Things (IoT) Hybrid Space is becoming ubiquitous. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data have the ambition and potential to algorithmically manage these Hybrid Spaces.

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