Artificial Intelligence and National Security
July 26, 2018
11:00am to 12:00pm

Read a summary of this teleconference here.

The third installment of the Pacific Council's 2018 Summer Teleconference Series, on the national security implications of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next great technological innovation. It has the ability to increase worker productivity, help us learn more about the world around us, and positively influence the world. However, it can also displace workers, blur the lines between truth and lies, and poses a potentially major national security threat. Increased influence of AI in the world poses questions to all aspects of society. Governments will need to regulate it, it will need to implemented ethically, and people will be affected by it in a multitude of ways.

How will AI affect information warfare and other aspects of national security? What are the economic and ethical implications of AI? How should governments regulate it, and how do governments, corporations, and the general public stand to win or lose from a ubiquitous AI?

Listen to the full conversation below:


Ms. Elsa Kania, Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for New American Security

Elsa Kania is an adjunct fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, where she focuses on Chinese defense innovation and emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. Read more.

Dr. Avi Goldfarb, Ellison Professor of Marketing and Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Avi Goldfarb is the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing at Rotman. Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Read more.


Mr. Tom Simonite, Senior Writer, Artificial Intelligence, Wired Magazine

Tom Simonite is a senior writer at Wired Magazine. Read more.

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