- October 15, 2018
- February 23, 2024
On the morning of October 15, 2018, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with Microsoft Germany, the Italian Embassy in Berlin, and the Aspen Initiative for Europe hosted an exclusive workshop on “AI and National Security.” About 30 high-level guests were able to discuss with Wendy R. Anderson, General Manager, Defense and National Security at SparkCognition, Michael C. Horowitz, Professor of Political Science, Associate Director of the Perry World House Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), as well as representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence in the realm of national security. In addition, the speakers also dealt with questions of how to keep AI-based weapons systems out of the hands of terrorists and rogue states,and whether the international system should work to provide rules, norms and limitations on the use of AI in warfare at the level of the UN, NATO, and other multilateral fora. Theoff-the-record discussion was moderated by Tyson Barker (Program Director) and Mareike Oldemeinen (Program Officer) from the Aspen Institute Germany.