2019 Agenda

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9:30 | Welcome Remarks

9:45 - 10:30 | Keynote: Why AI Matters for Intelligence
Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

10:30 - 11:45 | Panel 1: International Cooperation and Competition in AI

There is strong interest in what AI can do to advance intelligence operations and state security in the United States, China, and around the world. But there is also significant risk of arms races, misinterpretation, and escalation. Panelists will examine which AI technologies are most relevant to international cooperation and competition, and what policymakers can and should do to manage the risks and seize the opportunities.

11:45 -1:00 | Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 | Keynote Interview
Gen. Jack Shanahan, Director, DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

2:00 - 3:00 | Panel 2: Should AI companies work with government?

Few questions get more attention in the world of AI and national security than whether the United States’ leading technology companies should work with defense and intelligence agencies. Some technologists argue that AI should never be used as a weapon of war and have led successful protests to that effect. National security officials worry that such a policy is short-sighted and endangers the position of the United States. This panel will tackle the debate head on, with panelists representing both sides of the issue.

3:00 - 5:00 | Career Fair