June 10 Member Meeting on Artificial Intelligence with August Cole

August Cole


Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

We are living in a moment in which the technologies of science fiction are becoming real. It is not an overstatement to say that the emergence of AI and its application to ever-more capable and autonomous robotics will be one of the most important — and combustible — societal transformations of not just our times, but overall human history. August Cole, the co-author of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, will discuss these trends, what they mean for the future of defense and security, and his latest futuristic novel, Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution (out May 26, 2020). Already, Burn-In has garnered a unique set of early endorsements in the national security community, including former heads of CIA, NSA, US Navy, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, and NATO, among others. Burn-In also connects to a number of key issues coming out of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the trends it explores were already in play, recent events and data show a drastic acceleration is underway.

Complete Speaker Bio: https://ndialonestar.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Bio_August_Cole.pdf

***Wednesday, June 10th ***
Networking starts at 6:00 PM
Meeting starts at 6:30 PM
Event ends around 7:30 PM where there will be additional networking

****Be sure to RSVP by sending an email to both Mike Dietz and Jared Asplundh at mpdietz@hotmail.com; jared.asplundh@gmail.com so we can get you pre-registered.

Dress is business casual or business attire. Guests and potential interested NDIA members are welcome.

Teleconference Only this month with exceptions in Austin (Reach out to John Thane and Beth Scherr jmthane@msn.com; Scherr, beth.a.scherr.civ@mail.mil for location details if in Austin)

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 770 180 539

Video: https://zoom.us/j/770180539
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We look forward to seeing you!