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.

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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.

Location:
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)

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

Video: https://zoom.us/j/770180539
(Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)

We look forward to seeing you!