Speaker: Dr. Richard Danzig, National Security Consultant Speaker: Dr. Patrick Lin, Director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Board, California Polytechnic State University Speaker: Dr. Heather Roff, Senior Research Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Speaker: Mr. Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security The responsible advancement and application of AI is a subject of much debate across research, government, defense, and commercial communities. Issues surrounding trust, privacy, security, and beyond are examined as the technology continues to advance and the number of applications expands. This panel discussion will explore the ethical considerations surrounding artificial intelligence research and development as it exists today, and is expected to evolve over the next decade.
Speaker: Dr. Josh Tenenbaum, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Elliott, Program Manager, DARPA / Information Innovation Office The first era of human-computer symbiosis was ushered in by such early DARPA visionaries as Doug Engelbart and JCR Licklider, who posited that in the 15 or 20 or 500 years before computers could replace humans on all intellectual endeavors, symbiosis would make these “intellectually the most creative and exciting in the history of mankind.” Today, DARPA is advancing several research efforts to augment intelligence through symbiosis with artificial intelligence. This talk will explore current endeavors to synthesize, curate, and apply scientific and expert knowledge to some of the most complex problems of our time. https://www.darpa.mil/program/big-mechanism https://www.darpa.mil/program/causal-exploration https://www.darpa.mil/program/world-modelers
Throughout DARPA’s history, artificial intelligence (AI) has been an important area of groundbreaking research and development (R&D). In the 1960s, DARPA researchers completed some of the foundational work in the field, leading to the creation of expert systems, or the first wave of AI technologies. Since then, DARPA has funded developments in the second wave of AI – machine learning – which has significantly impacted defense and commercial capabilities in areas such as speech understanding, self-driving cars, and image recognition. Today, DARPA continues to fund AI innovation, making multiple investments in research that aim to shape a future in which AI systems shift from tools to trusted, collaborative partners in problem solving. First announced in September, the DARPA AI Next campaign is a multi-year, upwards of $2 billion investment in new and existing programs to create the third wave of AI technologies. To increase awareness of DARPA’s expansive AI R&D efforts, the agency hosted an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC) March 6-7, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia. This event brought together the DoD research community and defense stakeholders to learn more about DARPA’s current and emerging AI programs, as well as discover how the myriad technologies in development could apply to their diverse missions. This brief opening video highlights DARPA’s history in AI and its outlook for the future.