Technology and Public Policy

A collection of articles and interviews about the tech revolution, from the Technology and Public Policy team at the Tony Blair Institute.


Equipping the world's leaders to master the revolution in technology

Using location data to tackle Covid-19: a primer
Jun 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Wearables, Covid-19 and the healthtech revolution
May 2020 | institute.global ⭐

How Covid-19 is accelerating the rise of digital democracy
May 2020 | institute.global ⭐

The architecture of containment: getting to gold
May 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Contact tracing apps: what the UK government should do next
May 2020 | institute.global ⭐

The role of technology in adapting to a radically altered world
May 2020 | www.youtube.com

An army of sleuths could help Britain emerge from lockdown
Apr 2020 | www.economist.com

The role of technology in stopping the spread of Covid-19
Apr 2020 | www.youtube.com

Government should put the online marketing machine to work against misinformation
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Everyone needs to give up a little privacy to help defeat coronavirus
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Digital policy for a lockdown: how tech can help us adapt to a radically altered world
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

A price worth paying: tech, privacy and the fight against Covid-19
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Contact tracing and the fight against Covid-19
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Mass community testing is crucial to the Covid-19 response
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Technology and the response to Covid-19
Apr 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Confronting Covid-19 with technology
Apr 2020 | www.youtube.com

Online harms: our view on the UK government's plans
Feb 2020 | institute.global ⭐

Politics is completely broken. It's time to reimagine the state
Jan 2020 | www.wired.co.uk

China's tech landscape
Jan 2020 | institute.global ⭐

The industrial revolution, politics and public policy
Dec 2019 | institute.global ⭐

The state and technological revolution
Dec 2019 | www.project-syndicate.org

Sustainable technologies = sustainable life?
Dec 2019 | www.youtube.com

Media technology and society
Dec 2019 | www.youtube.com

To mend our society we need a new social contract
Dec 2019 | medium.com

GovTech 2019: Five reasons to be cheerful
Dec 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Economic infrastructure for the Internet era
Dec 2019 | institute.global ⭐

All the main parties are still failing to understand the importance of tech
Dec 2019 | www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

What next for online harms and regulation?
Nov 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Technology policy at Web Summit 2019
Nov 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Govtech conversation with the President of Estonia
Nov 2019 | www.youtube.com

Digital identity: how government can keep up
Nov 2019 | www.youtube.com

Tony Blair on regulating big tech, Facebook, Russia, China and Brexit
Nov 2019 | techcrunch.com

No one left behind: Making tech work for the many
Nov 2019 | vimeo.com

Future Societies: Technology and Public Policy
Nov 2019 | vimeo.com

Before tackling voter ID, the government must address its digital identity problem
Oct 2019 | tech.newstatesman.com

Response to DCMS-GDS call for evidence on digital identity
Oct 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Exponential View: Governing in the age of AI
Oct 2019 | hbr.org

Debated Podcast: Technology w/ Chris Yiu
Sep 2019 | debatedpodcast.podbean.com

Tesla's car insurance move isn't just about cheaper premiums
Sep 2019 | www.wired.co.uk

Getting with the 21st century: a radical transformation long overdue in government
Aug 2019 | www.centreforpublicimpact.org

Government for the 21st century: interview with Tony Blair
Aug 2019 | www.public.io

Will we still need countries in the future?
Aug 2019 | metro.co.uk

Technology and innovation in global education systems
Aug 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Parliament’s digital government report just isn’t ambitious enough
Jul 2019 | tech.newstatesman.com

Africa's development in the age of automation
Jul 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Transforming government for the 21st century
Jun 2019 | institute.global ⭐

Tony Blair calls for a 'technologically ambitious' government like Spotify
Jun 2019 | inews.co.uk

Challenges and opportunities for future health policy
Jun 2019 | institute.global ⭐

A16z: The politics of technology
Jun 2019 | a16z.com

Tony Blair says politicians are hopelessly unprepared for the next Industrial Revolution
May 2019 | qz.com

Big tech regulation 'better way' than breakups
Mar 2019 | www.youtube.com

The next great debate will be about the role of tech in society and government
Mar 2019 | techcrunch.com

Lørn.tech: Regulation for the future
Feb 2019 | shows.pippa.io

Tony Blair: How politics can properly regulate big technology firms
Feb 2019 | www.youtube.com

The Tony Blair Institute on making new technologies work for all
Jan 2019 | www.fipp.com

Future thinking: Chris Yiu of the Tony Blair Institute
Jan 2019 | www.internetsociety.org

How to make sure technology is working for everyone
Nov 2018 | www.youtube.com

Forum opening remarks: Technology for the many
Nov 2018 | www.youtube.com

Public artificial intelligence
Nov 2018 | institute.global ⭐

What is artificial intelligence?
Nov 2018 | institute.global ⭐

Tony Blair: We must regulate big tech properly and prepare for China's AI threat
Nov 2018 | play.acast.com

A new deal for big tech: foreword by Tony Blair
Nov 2018 | institute.global ⭐

A new deal for big tech
Nov 2018 | institute.global ⭐

Digital Leaders: Tony Blair
Oct 2018 | anchor.fm

The future of government
Jun 2018 | www.centreforpublicimpact.org

Government vs the Robots: Future public services
May 2018 | play.acast.com

Don't break big tech, fix it
Apr 2018 | techcrunch.com

Automation for the people
Apr 2018 | web.archive.org

A new approach to digital identity
Mar 2018 | institute.global ⭐

Technology for the many: Q&A with Chris Yiu
Dec 2017 | www.youtube.com

Thinking about technology for the many
Nov 2017 | digileaders.com

Digital government performance and activity
Nov 2017 | institute.global ⭐

Tony Blair says centrism trumps Corbynism
Nov 2017 | www.buzzfeed.com

Technology for the many: foreword by Tony Blair
Nov 2017 | institute.global ⭐

Technology for the many
Nov 2017 | institute.global ⭐


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