Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI and Speed

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May 17, 2018


5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program


Impact Hub San Francisco
1885 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Rapid technological changes are posing new opportunities—and new risks—to people, nations, and global security. This program features discussions on two emerging forces: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the concept of speed itself. RAND's work on AI addresses questions like how might AI stabilize or destabilize worldwide nuclear threats? The work on speed explores the value and cost of the acceleration of just about every aspect of our lives. Both topics are the subjects of research projects that are part of RAND's Security 2040 initiative.

Security 2040 builds on RAND's legacy of helping decisionmakers anticipate and respond to trends that will impact our security and well-being. This is the inaugural event at RAND's San Francisco Bay Area office, which serves as a research hub at the intersection of technological change, innovation, and public policy.

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Nidhi Kalra

Senior Information Scientist; Director, RAND's San Francisco Bay Area office

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Andrew Parasiliti

Director, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security

How Might Artificial Intelligence Affect the Risk of Nuclear War?

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Edward Geist

Associate Policy Researcher

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Andrew Lohn


Speed and Security: Promises, Perils, and Paradoxes of Accelerating Everything

Kathryn "Casey" Bouskill

Associate Social Scientist

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