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Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit

Nov 1, 2017
9:30am to 4:00pm


Washington, DC

The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit will bring 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.  
 
To anticipate these challenges, CNAS’ all-day summit will explore technology trends, uncertainties, and possible trajectories for how AI may affect global security. Presentations and discussion panels will showcase experts on artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine teaming, and security policy. Furthermore, the event will help build cross-disciplinary networks between AI engineers and policymakers to design and implement together solutions to manage the challenges ahead.
 
The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit is the signature fall event of the Technology and National Security Program’s Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative.

By invitation only.

Keynote Speaker

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Eric Schmidt 

Executive Chairman, Alphabet, Inc.
Chair, Defense Innovation Advisory Board

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Dario Amodei

    Research Scientist, OpenAI

  • Dr. Joanna Bryson

    Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Bath

  • Jack Clark

    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

  • Amir Husain

    Founder and CEO, SparkCognition

  • Andrew W. Moore

    Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Dr. Lynne Parker

    Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Engagement, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee

  • Kimberly Jackson Ryan

    Senior Human Systems Engineer, Draper Laboratory

  • Kerstin Vignard

    Chief of Operations, UN Institute for Disarmament Research

  • Dr. Missy Cummings

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University

  • Dr. Caitlin A. Surakitbanharn

    Researcher, Purdue Policy Research Institute

Event Sponsor

SparkCognition

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Washington, DC
U.S.