In October 2023, the White House issued a landmark Executive Order on artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of establishing new standards for AI safety and security while increasing cooperation with allies, partners, and the private sector. In the following months, allied governments delivered a range of AI governance efforts to advance responsible innovation, from the UK AI Safety Summit to the Hiroshima AI Process. Similarly, several prominent technology companies have signed a voluntary commitment to the responsible development and use of AI technologies.  

However, as the AI global landscape continues to rapidly develop, further cooperation between the US, its allies and partners, and industry is vital to the development of AI systems that are responsible, equitable, and resilient.  

Across four panels and associated remarks, this 3.5-hour event will focus on activating AI to advance diplomacy and balancing innovation and ideals amidst the technology’s profound impact on global affairs. Aiming to bridge the gap between technological development, national security, and diplomacy, this event highlights how AI can be harnessed to enhance international cooperation and address pressing challenges. Participants will explore the ethical implications, policy frameworks, and strategic initiatives necessary to ensure that AI development aligns with shared values and promotes global stability. Esteemed panelists will include current and former senior US government officials, foreign dignitaries, and prominent leaders from the private sector. 

This invitation-only event will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Due to enhanced security measures, all guests will need to bring a government-issued ID to gain access to the event. 

Agenda

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Breakfast

A buffet breakfast will be available for all audience members before the start of the program.

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | Opening and keynote remarks 

FEATURING

Frederick Kempe
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Council

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. | Fireside chat: Effective public-private partnership in an age of AI

FEATURING

Dave Levy
Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

Frederick Kempe
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Council

10:25 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | Panel one | AI with allies: Aligning governance strategies 

FEATURING

Koichi Ai
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC

Ambassador Stephen Lang
US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
US Department of State

James Roscoe MVO
Deputy Head of Mission to the USA
British Embassy, Washington, DC

MODERATED BY

Graham Brookie
Vice President, Technology Programs and Strategy, Senior Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab
Atlantic Council

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Programing break

Programing break will include a buffet lunch for audience members.

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. | Panel two | Enhancing national security: Strategies and challenges in the age of AI innovation

FEATURING

Avery Alpha
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
US Department of Homeland Security

Paul Myler
Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC

David Nelson
Foreign and Defence Counsellor
Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC

Paul Rennie
Minister-Counsellor of Trade and Global Issues
British Embassy, Washington, DC

MODERATED BY

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
US Department of State

Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

12:15 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. | Panel three | Applications for governments: Leading responsible AI by example

FEATURING

Dr. Amir Bagherpour
Managing Director, Data and AI
Accenture Federal Services

Dr. Matthew Graviss
Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer
US Department of State

Lyndsey Merrill
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Investment
The White House

Sunayna Tuteja
Chief Innovation Officer
US Federal Reserve System

MODERATED BY

Ambassador Anthony Gardner
Executive Adviser
Brookfield Asset Management

Former US Ambassador to the European Union
US Department of State

1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. | Panel four | AI in action: Building resilience as AI rapidly transforms the future 

FEATURING

Brian Epley
Chief Information Officer and Chief AI Officer
US Department of Commerce

Todd Johnston
Government and Public Services Managing Director
Deloitte

Anjana Rajan
Assistant National Cyber Director
The White House

Michael Sellitto
Head of Global Affairs
Anthropic

MODERATED BY

Michael Greenwald
Global Head, Financial Innovation and Digital Assets
Amazon Web Services

1:40 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Closing remarks

FEATURING

Graham Brookie
Vice President, Technology Programs and Strategy, Senior Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab
Atlantic Council

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