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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. […]

Three Ways GE is Making the Connected Aircraft a Reality

Jordan Hefferan plays a major role in GE’s innovative culture within one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century—aviation. As Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, Hefferan strives to create the most efficient, technologically advanced fleets in the world. He uses his Master’s degree from Northwestern in predictive analytics and his love of […]

Why Are Many Fears About AI Unfounded?

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 Will AI Help Aerospace Continue to Innovate?

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, […]

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 […]

The Ethical Algorithm

AI’s calculating algorithms are often touted as the unbiased, exact answer, but recent cases of people failed by an automated system question this notion. How can we keep AI ethical? Artificial intelligence (AI) is often touted as the enlightened path to decision-making free of human bias. Whereas we humans are subject to favoritism, nostalgia, racism, […]

From the Reins of Cisco to Raising Unicorns

John Chambers knows how to spot them. Market transitions, great leaders, technological shifts, and promising companies—the “unicorns” set to become billion-dollar enterprises. In 20 years as CEO at Cisco, Chambers helped at least 10,000 of his employees become millionaires. He oversaw 180 acquisitions. He grew the company’s assets from the millions to the multi-billions. Along […]

AI Behind The Light Switch: The Future of Power Utility

The invention of the commercially viable light bulb is one of the iconic stories of 19th-century technology. Thomas Edison developed a personal and transformative vision, ran countless experiments, and emerged with not just a working prototype but also a lasting business empire that would serve as the model for the new utility industry. Today, however, […]