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Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit

Utilizing Autonomous Technologies to Increase Warfighter Flexibility


Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2020 Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit will provide a 'town-hall' style forum to discuss the advanced capabilities that AI-enabled autonomous systems and machine learning provide to the Warfighter in the battlespace, and how these emerging technologies are bolstering current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission impact at scale. The Summit will focus on current initiatives being enacted to leverage the flexibility that autonomous capabilities can provide the Warfighter in the future fight, both to facilitate the DoD’s strategy of developing technologically superior weapons systems to further compete in the Great Power competition, and to outpace adversaries who will also utilize artificial intelligence & other means to their advantage.

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

  • Driving the development of technologically superior weapons systems with autonomous capabilities across the DoD
  • Accelerating DoD's adoption & integration of AI & autonomy to achieve mission impact at scale
  • Leading the Continued Adoption of AI as the Key to Army Modernization
  • Facilitating the USAF strategy to implement varying levels of AI for mission success
  • Empowering the Commanders, Marines, & Sailors ability to be more adaptive & resilient in highly contested environments using AI & autonomy
  • Utilizing innovative & disruptive AI/Machine Learning technologies to bolster Army's Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
  • Considering the ethical & technical challenges during the development of autonomous systems

Why You Should Attend this Year's Summit

With the FY 2021 budget calling for $1.7 billion for autonomy and tech that uses human-machine teaming, as well as nearly $1 billion to artificial intelligence; such increases in RDT&E funding & emerging technologies are increasingly being requested to bolster current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission impact at scale. The Summit will focus on current initiatives being enacted across the various military services to leverage the flexibility that autonomous capabilities can provide the Warfighter with, in the future fight. It will detail the DoD's strategy of developing technologically superior weapons systems to further compete in the Great Power competition; as well as explain how such innovation will be used to outpace adversaries, who will also be utilizing artificial intelligence & other autonomous technologies to their advantage.

The 2020 Summit will also offer senior level perspectives from leaders across the DoD and Federal Government that have pushed for an increase in R&D on algorithmic warfare, AI, & AI enabled autonomy, because of the ability of these technologies to help provide the Warfighter with the greatest military competitive advantage moving forward. At this event, attendees will have the chance to learn about the application of these autonomous capabilities & the current increase of human-machine teaming across the military services, which can help to minimize the number of Warfighters in harm's way, enhance the efficiency and speed of decisions for increased operational success, and enable critical new mission sets that would have never been possible. The DoD continues to push for increased partnerships with industry and allies on this effort.

Finally, the forum agenda will again highlight key ongoing efforts of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the National Security Commission on AI, which are continuing to accelerate the adoption of AI to allow national security organizations to understand and execute their missions faster. It will also include a cross service panel discussion on the ethical & technical challenges encountered during the development & integration of autonomous systems.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus

2020 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Honorable Robert O. Work, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Nand Mulchandani, SES, Acting Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, DoD CIO
  • Jill Crisman, Ph.D., SES, Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence, USD R&E
  • Wayne Nickols, Assistant Director for Autonomy, USD R&E
  • RDML Paul Schlise, USN, Director, Surface Warfare, OPNAV N96)
  • BGen Benjamin Watson, USMC, Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • Jeffrey D. Singleton, SES, Director for Technology, ASA(ALT), U.S. Army
  • Cynthia Bedell, SES, COL (Ret.), USA, Director, Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, CCDC-Army Research Laboratory
  • Capt Michael Kanaan, USAF, Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence HQAF

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.

Venue

Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N Fairfax St, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA

PARKING:
There is NO parking available at the Conference Center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.

Parking is available for a fee nearby at:
Waterfront At Old Town (One block away)
226 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA 22314, US
$11 Daily Max – CASH ONLY

Canal Center (Three blocks away)
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314
$10 Daily Max

Washington Square (Four blocks away)
652 Wythe St
Alexandria, VA 22314
$13 Daily Max

Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA)

Hotel Rooms are available at:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria Old Town
625 FIRST STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
Hotel Reservation Link
(Two walking blocks to venue)
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22463