Security and geopolitical implications of artificial intelligence

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 12:00-14:00, in Amphi Calori:

“Artificially Intelligent CRM”
by Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli – Head of Global Risk, Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Visiting Fellow, School of Security Studies, King’s College London.

Recent advances in artificial intelligence driven by growing computing powers, rising amount of generated data and improvement of machine learning algorithms have led to major breakthroughs recently such as the series of Alpha algorithms by Google’s Deepmind or Libratus by Carnegie Melon University. The speed of this technological growth is exponential and the proliferation of this technology is both horizontal (across states) vertical (from state to non-state actors). This raises alarming prospects about the potential malicious uses of this technology and the way to prevent them. Moreover the concentration of key actors in AI in a few countries is leading to new geostrategic realities.