2018 Panels

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The New Age of Artificial Intelligence

There are many opportunities for intelligence analysis to leverage AI, algorithms, and automation to further the national security mission. These tools improve tradecraft, levy limited resources to manage the data tsunami, and direct attention to insights that render actionable intelligence. This panel will discuss how science supports security, the role of machine learning, points of resistance, ethical implications, and the relationship between human analysts and machines.

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Delivering Advantage to Enable Decision Makers

Combining the tradecraft, science, and humanity of the intelligence profession is only part of the puzzle; this work only has impact if it enables decision-makers to implement policy and take action. This panel gathers leaders and influencers to discuss what kinds of information they find most meaningful, how they determine they have enough information to make a decision, the role of oversight when assessing intelligence, and how to shape the workforce of the future.

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The Art of Alternative Thinking

Diversity of thought is an important part of intelligence analysis and methodology. Alternative analysis and red cell tradecraft help decision makers consider a variety of perspectives while balancing multiple possibilities with the need for timeliness. This panel will explore the thought process behind assessing, analyzing, and incorporating new information illustrate the bigger picture, helping define what supports decision advantage and ensures the unfair fight.