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NSCAI 2019 Artificial Intelligence Conference

November 5, 2019

Strength through Innovation: The Future of A.I. and U.S. National Security

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence held its conference on November 5, 2019, at the Liaison Washington Hotel on Capitol Hill.

The conference brought together members of Congress and leaders from industry, academia, and government to discuss the Commission’s initial assessments on the state of A.I. and U.S. national security as outlined in their interim report and develop concepts for the way ahead. As a bi-partisan, independent Federal commission, the NSCAI solicits advice from across all segments of society, industry, and government.

View the below videos for the full conference agenda.

Opening Remarks

  • Honorable Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), United States House of Representatives
  • Honorable Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), United States House of Representatives Minority Leader (as presented by video feed)
  • Honorable Rick Perry, United States Secretary of Energy


Keynote Presentation

  • Kent Walker, Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, Google
  • Lieutenant General John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
  • Dr. Eric Schmidt, Commission Chairman


Panel Discussions

Panel I: Strengthening Our Core, The Way Ahead for American R&D

  • Dr. Andrew Moore, Moderator, Commissioner
  • Honorable France Cordova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Steven Walker, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Andy Jassy, Commissioner
  • Dr. Eric Horvitz, Commissioner


Panel II: The Defense of a Nation, AI Leadership for the Future

  • Safra Catz, Moderator, Commissioner
  • Honorable Christine Fox, Assistant Director at JHU Applied Physics Lab
  • Honorable Robert O. Work, Commission Vice Chairman
  • Andrew P. Hallman, Principal Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Dr. Steve Chien, Commissioner


Panel III: The Root of All Problems (and Solutions): Creating an AI Workforce

  • Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Moderator, Commissioner
  • James Manyika, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Gary A. Bolles, Chair, Future of Work Singularity University
  • Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence


Panel IV: Defining the Future World Order, AI and Global Cooperation

  • Chris Darby, Moderator, Commissioner
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Rasmussen Global, CEO
  • Honorable Michèle Flournoy, WestExec, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
  • Honorable Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Avril Haines, Deputy Director of Columbia World Projects


Congressional and Defense Remarks

  • Honorable Chuck Schumer (D-NY), United States Senate Minority Leader
  • Honorable Joni Ernst (R-IA), United States Senate
  • Honorable Mark T. Esper, United States Secretary of Defense


Conversation with Dr. Kissinger: AI for Humanity

  • Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Moderator, Former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy


Closing Conversation

  • Honorable Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
  • Dr. Jason Matheny, Moderator, Commissioner


November 5, 2019