On May 7-8, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole spoke at the 2024 artificial intelligence for national competitiveness expo in Washington DC. He spoke on a “Venture Capital Perspectives on the Technologies That Will Drive the 21st Century” panel and did a meet and greet for his books Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution & Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

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