How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Transform the Human Condition (Summary)   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (NASEMCSTL) have partnered to develop a series of symposia that explore emerging technologies and their ability to transform society. To this end, the Harnessing Transformational Technologies Symposia Series was conceived to integrate scientific, ethical, and legal perspectives on emerging technologies, describe the opportunities and risks of these technologies, and discuss their impacts to national and global security. The first symposium, 'COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]: Harnessing a Transformational Pandemic,' was held virtually in September 2020 to examine the transformation of science, security, society, ethics, and the law in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second virtual symposium, 'How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Transform the Human Condition,' was held on July 20, 2021. In describing the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley), Andrew Moore (Google), Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University), Philip Sabes (Starfish Neurosciences, LLC.), Andrew Maynard (Arizona State University), and Lindsey Sheppard (Center for Strategic and International Studies) developed three broad themes: the development and applications of beneficial AI/ML technologies, advances in brain machine interfaces, and their implications for national security and modernization for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Discussions were moderated by Dawn Song (University of California, Berkeley) and Joe S. Cecil (NASEM-CSTL)."

Report Number:
LA-UR-21-31950; Los Alamos Unlimited Release No. 21-31950
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Los Alamos National Laboratory: https://www.lanl.gov/
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Harnessing Transformational Technologies Symposia Series: How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Transform the Human Condition. Virtual Symposium. July 2021
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