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Being a Military Leader Means Being an AI Leader

Keeping our military forces safe in wartime is critical. In this video, Malcolm Turnbull talks about the importance of utilizing AI technologies to remain a global leader. Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015-2018). He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, first from 2008 to 2009 when he was also […]

How Can Updating Existing Aircraft Improve Air Travel?

We’ve all fall victim of a delayed flight at one time or another and we can agree that it’s no fun. Improving the air travel experience is definitely one of the many motivators for updating today’s aircraft. In this video, Jordan Hefferan, Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, talks about how the Connected Aircraft […]

What Is the Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

You don’t become the CIO of Boeing without reading a good book or two, so we asked Ted Colbert which was the best book he read this year. In this video, Ted discusses that book, the important principles he’s taken from it, and how he leverages those principles to do his job better. Ted Colbert […]

Who Has Been Your Biggest Influence?

Ted Colbert is the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics at The Boeing Company. In this role, he oversees all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for the world’s largest aerospace company. He also supports the growth of Boeing’s business through IT- and analytics-related […]

What are Today’s Biggest Market Shifts?

John Chambers Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.As the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, he now focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are […]

Has the United States Already Lost the AI Arms Race?

Secretary Robert O. Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare. Secretary Work previously served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for overseeing […]

How Do You Convince People to Eat Crickets?

Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a vertically-integrated agriculture and food company that addresses global food sustainability by developing the most advanced insect farming technology in the world. Aspire was founded in 2014 after Mohammed led his team to win the largest business prize in the world—the prestigious US$1 million […]

How Will Militaries Make Better Decisions Using AI?

Dr. Greg Hyslop is the Chief Technology Officer of The Boeing Company and Senior Vice President of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Hyslop oversees Boeing’s technology vision, strategy and investment, and leads Boeing’s Engineering function of more than 56,000 engineers worldwide. His organization is an incubator for businesses that will define the future of urban, […]

What’s at Stake in the AI Arms Race?

General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most seasoned wartime commanders, Gen. Allen served the nation as a Marine Corps four-star General, and as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, President Barack […]

What is Consciousness?

Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric and neurological disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She is also interested in the brain basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. […]