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Adam Green

Adam is a writer and editor specialising in science, technology and public policy. As a regular contributor to the Financial Times special reports desk, he has covered topics including how big data can help cities prepare for disasters, the bioethics of gene therapy, and what the rise of quantum computers means for privacy and encryption. He also writes, edits and project manages technology and science-related research projects for The Economist Intelligence Unit, sister company to The Economist newspaper, working with organisations including Microsoft, Google, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNICEF.

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Getting Early Career Tech Talent into Government

Getting Early Career Tech Talent into Government

This June, the Biden administration’s new two-year fellowship program to get technologists into the U.S. federal government launches its first cohort. For Caitlin Gandhi, co-founder of the U.S. General Services Administration’s U.S. Digital Corps, it

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How Government Can Nurture Policy Entrepreneurs

How Government Can Nurture Policy Entrepreneurs

Growing up in Schenectady, New York, Daniel Correa, chief executive officer of the Federation of American Scientists, a non-profit think tank that helps science and technology experts collaborate with the government on policy change, saw

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Jared Walker on the Hidden Solution to Healthcare Bills

Jared Walker on the Hidden Solution to Healthcare Bills

It was a major plank of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, but it took a TikTok video by an activist from Portland a decade later to bring it to public attention. Welcome to one of

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Mark Lerner Thinks Governments Should Train Software Engineers

Mark Lerner Thinks Governments Should Train Software Engineers

In the eighteenth century, government was transformed forever as professional bureaucracies emerged to run newly formed, centralized European nation states. Today governments are grappling with an equally seismic change, as digital technology penetrates every aspect

Well-Being
Building Estonia’s Biobank: How Government Can Power Medical Research

Building Estonia’s Biobank: How Government Can Power Medical Research

There are now over 100 biobanks worldwide, ranging from small university-based repositories to larger collections supported by governments. These collections of human biological samples, stored in cryogenic facilities could revolutionize medicine by giving researchers access

Governance
Biobanks: Why Governments Need to Step Up

Biobanks: Why Governments Need to Step Up

Biobanks -- collections of human biological samples, stored in cryogenic facilities -- could revolutionize medicine by giving researchers access to population-wide data through which they can study the interplay of genetics and disease. Governments are

Inclusive Economy
Leading the Way in Democratizing Data and Harnessing the Power of AI in Africa

Leading the Way in Democratizing Data and Harnessing the Power of AI in Africa

Governments across the world are grappling with the many ways in which artificial intelligence will change our societies. A digital divide already separates us. If these technologies are not harnessed wisely, they could be a

Inclusive Economy
Data Science Innovators Connect Talent and Governments

Data Science Innovators Connect Talent and Governments

Governments are realizing the power of data to tackle complex problems, but raw data is not enough to inform policy decisions. Analyzing and interpreting data requires deep expertise in modelling, statistics and data science. The

Education
Bell Tolls on Student Debt Reform

Bell Tolls on Student Debt Reform

A university education has been an engine of social mobility in the US for close to a century but spiraling student debt is risking a more unequal economy, as underprivileged students struggle to meet the

Citizenship & Rights
Nimble Governance: Estonia’s Digital Residency Reforms Reflect Start-Up Culture

Nimble Governance: Estonia’s Digital Residency Reforms Reflect Start-Up Culture

In December 2014, Edward Lucas, then an editor at The Economist, became Estonia’s first e-Resident. The initiative, hatched earlier that year, issues a digital identity to people outside the country, providing them access to e-governance

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