The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit brought together technology leaders and top policymakers to explore the state of artificial intelligence and discuss the implications of the AI revolution on global security.
Past industrial revolutions led to changes in the balance of power between nations and even the fundamental building blocks of power, with coal- and steel-producing nations benefitting and oil becoming a global strategic resource. The AI revolution has similar transformative potential to alter power dynamics, the character of conflict, and strategic stability among nations and private actors. The United States must anticipate these changes and capitalize on opportunities to stay ahead of competitors.
CNAS hosted an all-day summit to explore technology trends, uncertainties, and possible trajectories for how AI may affect global security. Presentations and discussion panels featured experts on artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine teaming, and security policy. Find each presentation and discussion below.
CNAS President Richard Fontaine and CNAS Technology and National Security Program Director Paul Scharre open up the AI and Global Security Summit.
Dr. Andrew Moore Opening Keynote
Dr. Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, provides the opening remarks.
Eric Schmidt Keynote Address
Alphabet, Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses the future of AI in the context of national security. Transcript of the discussion available here.
AI Safety and Cybersecurity
Dr. Dario Amodei, a research scientist at OpenAI, discusses the future of AI Safety and Cybersecurity.
Dr. Kathleen Fisher, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department and Tufts University, discusses the future of cybersecurity.
AI Safety and Cybersecurity Panel
Featuring Dr. Dario Amodei of OpenAI, Dr. Kathleen Fisher of Tufts University, Dr. Joanna Bryson of the University of Bath, Amir Husain of SparkCognition, Inc., and moderated by Tom Simonite of WIRED.
Humans + Machines
Dr. Jeff Clune, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, discusses the evolving relationship between humans and AI systems.
Kimberley Jackson Ryan, Senior Human Systems Engineer at Draper Laboratory, discusses the evolving relationship between humans and AI systems.
Humans + Machines Panel
Featuring Dr. Jeff Clune of the University of Wyoming, Kimberly Jackson Ryan of Draper Laboratory, Dr. John Hawley of the Army Research Laboratory, Dr. Caitlin Surakitbanharn of Purdue University, and moderated by Dan Lamothe of The Washington Post.
Interactive Session with Amir Husain, Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Inc.
Interactive Session with Dr. Kathleen Fisher, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Tufts University.
Interactive Session with Dr. Jeff Clune, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Wyoming.
Dr. Rebecca Crootof, Research Scholar and Information Security Project Executive Director at Yale Law School, discusses the future of AI policy.
Jack Clark, Director of Strategy and Communications at OpenAI, discusses the future of AI policy.
AI Policy Panel
Featuring Dr. Rebecca Crootof of Yale Law School, Jack Clark of OpenAI, Dr. Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Kerstin Vignard of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, and moderated by Phil Stewart of Reuters.
Dr. Mary Cummings Closing Keynote
Dr. Mary Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab at Duke University and former Navy fighter pilot delivers the closing keynote.
Executive Chairman, Alphabet, Inc.
Chair, Defense Innovation Advisory Board
Dr. Dario Amodei
Research Scientist, OpenAI
Dr. Joanna Bryson
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Bath
Strategy and Communications Director, OpenAI
Dr. Jeff Clune
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
Dr. Rebecca Crootof
Research Scholar and Information Society Project Executive Director, Yale Law School
Dr. Mary Cummings
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University
Dr. Kathleen Fisher
Professor, Chair of the Computer Science Department, Tufts University
Dr. John K. Hawley
Engineering Psychologist, Army Research Laboratory
Founder and CEO, SparkCognition
Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Engagement, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee
Kimberly Jackson Ryan
Senior Human Systems Engineer, Draper Laboratory
Dr. Caitlin A. Surakitbanharn
Researcher, Purdue Policy Research Institute
Chief of Operations, UN Institute for Disarmament Research