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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 […]

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 […]

How Will the US Military be Transformed by AI?

Artificial intelligence systems are transforming industries across the board, and the military is no exception. In this video, General John Allen talks about some of the ways AI is already enhancing US military capabilities. General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most […]

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 […]

The Digital Battlefield

Cybersecurity once meant protecting against small-scale hackers trying to get a quick payday. However, recent hacks have halted airport operations, exposed classified government documents, and even affected the democratic process. In 2016 and 2017, an entire region of the Ukraine—homes, schools, and hospitals—was dangerously left without power in the dead of winter due to persistent […]

Autonomy in the Sky

Most people are familiar with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, for tasks like taking aerial pictures or delivering mail. However, these days UAVs are also used to save lives. When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and rising water shut down streets and highways, drones played an essential part in surveying flooded areas […]

What are Today’s Biggest Market Shifts?

John 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 […]

You Need to Know: Lars Atle Andersen

Not many executives in the oil and gas industry visit Silicon Valley darlings like Google and Spotify for inspiration—but Aker BP is a company that wants to do things differently. Lars Atle Andersen is the vice president responsible for making sure the company stays true to those tech aspirations. Created only in 2016 after a […]

Powering the Future with Paul Browning of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Paul Browning fell in love with gas turbines early in his career. Joining General Electric fresh out of  Carnegie Mellon University, he was soon assigned to “one of the sexiest things that a materials engineer can work on.” After turbines got him interested in the power business, he rose through the ranks to become president […]

Global HITSS and La Revolución Digital

Midway up an office tower in Plaza Carso—the sprawling retail, office, and residential space in Mexico City—Oscar Márquez is planning how to usher the Slim family empire (and, if possible, much of Latin America) safely through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Márquez is chief technology officer for Global HITSS, a unit of América Móvil, the biggest […]