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Please join Virginia Tech's Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and the Hume Fellows, as we present a four part seminar series focused on Great Power Competition, aimed at furthering the dialogue around the topics of 5G security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, space, and disinformation and influence operations in a world where America is competing for dominance in key technology domains.

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Current Seminar

AI Assurance

This seminar will focus on how the convergence of sensor technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advances in machine learning are propelling artificial intelligence (AI) forward across all sectors of government and industry. How do we know whether an AI system is making the right decision at the right time, for the right reasons? How do we build trust in AI? Developing methods for AI Assurance will ensure we fully comprehend the impact of deploying AI solutions.

The March seminar has been postponed. Check back for a new date.

Date: TBD
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, SR-328A/SR-332 (See Location.)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration: The seminar is free but please reserve your seat.

Welcoming Remarks:
Timothy Sands, President, Virginia Tech

Keynote: (see Speakers)
Jason Matheny, Founding Director, Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University

Panel Discussion: (see Speakers)

  • John Beieler, Director, Science & Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Laura Freeman, Director, Intelligent Systems Lab, Hume Center at Virginia Tech, Associate Professor of Research, Department of Statistics, and Assistant Dean for Research, College of Science (moderator)
  • Tom Kramer, Chief Data Scientist, Defense, Security & Justice, Deloitte Consulting
  • Cara LaPointe, Co-Director of the Institute for Assured Autonomy, Johns Hopkins University
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