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The Future of Autonomy in Combat

AI-enabled autonomy continues to transform all the major sectors of society — and national security is no exception. But when you think about it, autonomy on the battlefield isn’t necessarily a new concept. Some may argue that the automatic machine gun and even the land mine has some degree of autonomy to it. In this […]

How Did Aspire Get Started?

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 […]

Will I Lose My Job to AI?

With the rise of AI, the threat of job security is definitely on many people’s minds. It’s inevitable that with more automation, more jobs will be replaced but how will this affect the future workforce? In this video, Malcolm Turnbull reminds us that there are more people working today than there have been in the history […]

What’s at Stake in the AI Arms Race?

Artificial intelligence in warfare can be a touchy subject, but it’s still a conversation that needs to be had. As we’ve seen time and time again, technology waits for no one and the global AI arms race is no exception. In this video, General John Allen stresses the importance for the US to remain competitive […]

The Connected Aircraft: GE’s Vision Fueled by AI

The modern aircraft is transforming at an unprecedented rate thanks to recent advances in technology. With data storage and computing power on an exponential rise, the future of the connected aircraft is pretty mindblowing. In this video, Jordan Hefferan, Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, talks about some of the projected capabilities we can […]

Aerospace: Advancing with Artificial Intelligence

Innovation is woven into the fabric of the aerospace industry. Through its continuous innovation, it remains a global leader in advancing science and technology. Now that Artificial Intelligence has arrived on the scene, we can only imagine the impact it will have on the aerospace industry. In this video, Dr. Greg Hyslop will talk about […]

What is Consciousness?

We can all agree that the human brain is a fascinating piece of matter. Despite all of the advances in cognitive neuroscience, there is still so much we do not quite understand about the brain. Consciousness, for example. In this video, Dr. Heather Berlin explains what exactly consciousness is, but how the brain produces consciousness […]

The AI Arms Race: How the U.S. Remains Competitive

The race to become the global leader in AI is underway and keeping a competitive edge in the AI arms race is critical for the US. To help us understand how this AI revolution will impact the future of warfare, Secretary Robert Work briefly takes us through the history of some of the biggest technology […]

How Will AI Change Our Lives?

It’s inevitable that AI will change our lives. From the healthcare industry to the way we farm. In this video, John Chambers talks about some of the ways AI will change our lives and some of the challenges we must face head-on. John Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman, […]

The Risks of Slowing AI Development

The conversation around the speed of AI development can be a controversial one but still, one worth having. Especially when countries like China have publically expressed their commitment to advancing their AI capabilities. In this video, Malcolm Turnbull talks about how slowing AI development in the US will simply put the US at risk of […]