Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit

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September 29th-30th, 2020 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 2020 Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit will pro­vide a ‘town-hall’ style forum to dis­cuss the advanced capa­bil­i­ties that AI-enabled autonomous sys­tems and machine learn­ing pro­vide to the Warfighter in the bat­tle­space, and how these emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies are bol­ster­ing cur­rent and future DoD efforts to achieve mis­sion impact at scale. The Summit will focus on cur­rent ini­tia­tives being enact­ed to lever­age the flex­i­bil­i­ty that autonomous capa­bil­i­ties can pro­vide the Warfighter in the future fight, both to facil­i­tate the DoD’s strat­e­gy of devel­op­ing tech­no­log­i­cal­ly supe­ri­or weapons sys­tems to fur­ther com­pete in the Great Power com­pe­ti­tion, and to out­pace adver­saries who will also uti­lize arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence & other means to their advan­tage.

2020 Confirmed Speakers:

Robert O. Work, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Nand Mulchandani, CTO, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

Jill Crisman, Ph.D., SES, Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence, USD R&E

Wayne Nickols, Assistant Director for Autonomy, USD R&E

BGen Benjamin Watson, USMC, Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Jeffrey D. Singleton, SES, Director for Technology, ASA(ALT), U.S. Army

Cynthia Bedell, SES, COL (Ret.), USA, Director, Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, CCDC-Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Jason Stack, SES, Portfolio Manager for Autonomy, Office of Naval Research

Capt Michael Kanaan, USAF, Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence HQAF

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

  • Driving the devel­op­ment of tech­no­log­i­cal­ly supe­ri­or weapons sys­tems with autonomous capa­bil­i­ties across the DoD
  • Accelerating DoD’s adop­tion & inte­gra­tion of AI & auton­o­my to achieve mis­sion impact at scale
  • Leading the Continued Adoption of AI as the Key to Army Modernization
  • Facilitating the USAF strat­e­gy to imple­ment vary­ing levels of AI for mis­sion suc­cess
  • Empowering the Commanders, Marines, & Sailors abil­i­ty to be more adap­tive & resilient in highly con­test­ed envi­ron­ments using AI & auton­o­my
  • Utilizing inno­v­a­tive & dis­rup­tive AI/Machine Learning tech­nolo­gies to bol­ster Army’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
  • Considering the eth­i­cal & tech­ni­cal chal­lenges during the devel­op­ment of autonomous sys­tems

At our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowl­edge gained from our senior level speak­ers on some of the most com­plex issues facing the DoD and Government as it relates to auton­o­my, AI, and machine learn­ing.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and the abil­i­ty to dis­cov­er some of the latest tech­nolo­gies, policy con­sid­er­a­tions, and solu­tions of inter­est to the DoD and Government for auton­o­my, AI and machine learn­ing.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowl­edge during our inter­ac­tive ses­sions. Our town hall format is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to address our speak­ers with ques­tions or com­ments on the cur­rent mis­sion.

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