Podcasts

Podcast Series 4: Highlights from 2020 Quarterly Recommendations

Research and Development: Doubling AI R&D Funding

Research and Development: Doubling AI R&D Funding

with Dr. Andrew Moore

NSCAI Commissioner Andrew Moore speaks about the Commission's recommendation that Congress double non-defense AI R&D funding to $2 billion.

AI Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Talent

AI Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Talent

with Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths

NSCAI commissioner Jose-Marie Griffiths talks about how to strengthen the government's AI workforce, focusing on raising AI literacy within the government and streamlining government hiring practices in order to attract and retain talent.

International Standard Bodies: The China Challenge

International Standard Bodies: The China Challenge

Gilman Louie

NSCAI Commissioner Gilman Louie talks about the challenge China poses to international standards bodies that are charting the course for global infrastructure, such as 5G.

AI Key Considerations

AI Key Considerations

Dr. Eric Horvitz

This week we spoke with NSCAI Commissioner Dr. Eric Horvitz about the AI Key Considerations NSCAI included in its Third Quarter Recommendations submitted to Congress in October 2020.

Podcast Series 3: Interim Report and Third Quarter Recommendations

National Security Applications for AI

National Security Applications for AI

with Hon. Katharina McFarland

This week I speak with NSCAI Commissioner Katharina McFarland about her line of effort’s recommendations to empower chief technology officers in the Defense Department and Intelligence Community to oversee AI efforts, ensuring that initiatives are not siloed in individual offices, while creating more flexible funding to get good ideas into production faster.

Protect and Build Upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

Protect and Build Upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

with Chris Darby

Chris Darby, NSCAI commissioner and CEO of the U.S. Intelligence Community-backed tech investment company In-Q-Tel, talks about the commission's recommendation that AI for national security be extended to biotechnology and that bio-data be considered an instrument of national power.

Ethical and Responsible AI

Ethical and Responsible AI

with Dr. Eric Horvitz

This week we talked to NSCAI Commissioner Eric Horvitz about ensuring the interoperability of AI systems with US allies and working to make all AI systems reliable. Beyond interoperability, he discusses the need to address the complexity and possibility of unexpected interactions among AI systems.

Research and Development

Research and Development

with Dr. Steve Chien

NSCAI commissioner Steve Chien, technical supervisor of the artificial intelligence group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks about the Commission's Interim Report and third quarter recommendations and the growing demand for AI solutions in space, from coordinating an increasing number of earth-orbiting objects to protecting critical communication satellites from attack.

Training and Recruiting AI Talent

Training and Recruiting AI Talent

with Dr. José-Marie Griffiths

This week, NSCAI Commissioner José-Marie Griffiths talks about her line of effort's recommendations to increase STEM related educational funding by $8 billion in order to prime the pump for an AI ready workforce and to make a variety of bureaucratic changes that will open AI related career pathways for government employees.

Marshaling AI Cooperation

Marshaling AI Cooperation

with Jason Matheny

In this week’s episode, NSCAI Commissioner Jason Matheny talks about coordinating AI developments with NATO and making India the focus of the United State's Indo-Pacific AI strategy to counter China.

Podcast Series 2: Second Quarter Recommendations

Marshaling AI Cooperation

Marshaling AI Cooperation

with Gilman Louie

NSCAI Commissioner Gilman Louie talks about great power competition in the digital age and the US need for a more technologically literate diplomatic core to counter China's increasing diplomatic efforts on the technology front.

Research and Development

Research and Development

with Dr. Ken Ford

Ken Ford, an NSCAI commissioner and founder/CEO of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, talks about turning AI from a tool to a teammate, and unshackling AI research and implementation from government bureaucracy to compete with nimbler countries such as China.

National Security Applications for AI

National Security Applications for AI

with Hon. Katharina McFarland

Katharina McFarland, an NSCAI commissioner, talks about the commission’s recommendations on inserting AI into the National Defense Strategy and how war games should integrate AI enabled applications in order to inform US military doctrine.

Ethical and Responsible AI

Ethical and Responsible AI

with Dr. Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz, an NSCAI commissioner and the chief scientific officer of Microsoft, speaks this week about the commission’s second quarter recommendations to Congress that responsible and ethical uses be a primary consideration in any AI system for national security.

Protect and Build upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

Protect and Build upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

with Jason Matheny

Jason Matheny, an NSCAI commissioner who now leads a think tank at Georgetown University focused on the intersections of technology, policy and national security, spoke in this week’s episode about the Commission’s recommendations on export controls for sensitive technology and the difficult problem of protecting digital assets like algorithms and data.

Training and Recruiting AI Talent

Training and Recruiting AI Talent

with Hon. Mignon Clyburn

Mignon Clyburn, an NSCAI commissioner and longtime regulator at the FCC, talks about the Commission’s recommendations to increase competency in artificial intelligence at the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Ms. Clyburn talked about establishing a National Reserve Digital Corps with a scholarship program modeled after the ROTC and the creation of a United States Digital Service Academy to mint a new class of civil servants with deep technical knowledge.

Podcast Series 1: First Quarter Recommendations

Ethical and Responsible AI

Ethical and Responsible AI

with Dr. Eric Horvitz

In this week's episode, the last in a series of six, we talked to Eric Horvitz, Commissioner at the National Security Commission on AI and Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft, about the commission's recommendations to Congress about the need for training, standards and documentation to govern the application of AI in the national security space.

Marshaling AI Cooperation

Marshaling AI Cooperation

with Jason Matheny

In this episode, the fourth of a series of six podcast episodes, Jason Matheny, NSCAI Commissioner and founding director of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, talks about his line of effort regarding cooperation on AI with key allies and partners. He spoke about his group's recommendations that the government establish a senior national security point of contact for AI and convene a multilateral working group for AI collaboration and interoperability - as well as the need for AI war games.

NSCAI Recommendations on Training and Recruiting AI Talent

NSCAI Recommendations on Training and Recruiting AI Talent

In the second of a series of podcast episodes, former New York Times correspondent and now a Special Government Employee at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Craig S. Smith, spoke with Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, NSCAI Commissioner and President, Dakota State University. The podcast with Dr. Griffiths is focused on her line of effort's recommendations on training and recruiting AI talent, part of the recommendations the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence issued its first-quarter recommendations to Congress in April 2020, covering seven lines of effort, six of which are public and one of which is classified.

NSCAI First Quarter Research and Development Recommendations

NSCAI First Quarter Research and Development Recommendations

with Dr. Andrew Moore

In April 2020, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence issued its first-quarter recommendations to Congress, covering seven lines of effort, six of which are public and one of which is classified. In the first of a series of podcast episodes about those recommendations, Craig S. Smith, a former New York Times correspondent and now a Special Government Employee at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, spoke with Andrew Moore, NSCAI Commissioner and Google's Vice President and General Manager, Cloud AI and Industry Solutions, about his line of effort's recommendations on AI R&D funding.

Protect and Build upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

Protect and Build upon AI Tech Advantages and Hardware

with Gilman Louie

In this fifth of a series of six podcasts episodes, we talk with NSCAI Commissioner Gilman Louie and Co-Founder and Partner of Alsop Louie Partners about his line of effort’s recommendations to Congress on how to maintain US leadership in AI hardware and 5G. He spoke about the need for a national microelectronic strategy and policies that would advance spectrum sharing for 5G to create a global alternative to the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

National Security Applications for AI

National Security Applications for AI

with Hon. Katharina McFarland

This week I speak with NSCAI Commissioner Katharina McFarland about her line of effort’s recommendations to empower chief technology officers in the Defense Department and Intelligence Community to oversee AI efforts, ensuring that initiatives are not siloed in individual offices, while creating more flexible funding to get good ideas into production faster.