Understanding the current and future implications of artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies
In the last few years, the field of disruptive technologies has expanded at a blinding pace. While these scientific advances offer untold benefits to humanity, they also pose multiple challenges that include: inequality, ethics, security, commercial and existential implications. This course identifies the top eight disruptive technologies today: AI, big data, synthetic biology, cognitive enhancement, killer robots, 3D and 4D printing, quantum computing and neuro-morphic technologies and the short and long-term ramifications of these technologies in today’s interconnected global framework. The goal is to provide an overview of how these technologies have already impacted governance, warfare, and security and will increasingly play a role in the future.
The course provides an in-depth overview of the impact of AI and other disruptive technologies on ethics and global security. The course will:
The course is designed to bring out the best of the three central elements that form the basis of GCSP’s unique learning experience: the latest thinking and research from high-level academia, the wisdom of experienced senior practitioners and the collective experience of the accomplished participants. This unique blend will enable you and your peers to engage in a challenging topic and explore the latest developments in a cutting-edge domain.
This course is designed for government and international organisation officials as well as members of the military who are in charge of strategy, security and defense policy planning and intelligence. Journalists, engineers and students of ethics as well as concerned citizens from other fields would also find this course useful for maintaining an interdisciplinary advantage in their respective fields.
The course leads participants through developing four key competences:
Contributors to this year’s edition include:
CHF 1000 - Apply before 20 October 2016 for 15% off tuition fees. GCSP Alumni are eligible for an additional 20% discount. Some scholarships are available.
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