2018 December 14

Second SecDef Forum to focus on Artificial Intelligence & Big Data for Command and Control (C2)

The second SecDef Forum breakfast on « Transformation of Command & Control (C2), Artificial Intelligence & Big Data » will take place on 8th January 2019 in Brussels.
The SecDef Forum is an initiative launched by CEIS to understand the issues, detect innovation, and tackle the technical-operational aspects of security and defence in Europe. The SecDef Forum provides a regular space for dialogue among end-users, policy-makers and industry, contributing to the development of sound policies by delivering concrete output and innovative ideas to national, European and NATO policymakers.
Armed Forces are going through a global process of transformation, with an increasingly systematic use of digital technologies. One of the most visible consequences of this trend is the explosion in the quantity of the data produced, commonly known as Big Data.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the capability of machines to reproduce functions that are generally attributed to humans. The technology relies on powerful algorithms, which are able to process large amounts of data, otherwise not exploitable by humans.
General (ret.) Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and now senior advisor at CEIS, will introduce the strategic aspects of armed forces’ transformation at this SecDef Forum. The discussion will then examine the potential added-value of AI for C2, the limits of AI as well as the optimal way to use these technologies for C2, and will look at the necessary policy frameworks to support the development of AI within the EU. Dr Thomas Killion, NATO Chief Scientist, will bring a NATO perspective to the exchange.
Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact us for more information.