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Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Technologies, 2017

Changing Our World – For Good or Ill?

In the last few years, the field of disruptive technologies has expanded with dizzying speed. While these scientific advances offer untold benefits to humanity, they also pose a myriad of tough questions about equality, ethics, security, commerce – indeed our very existence.

This course identifies the top eight disruptive technologies today: Artificial intelligence (AI), big data, synthetic biology, cognitive enhancement, killer robots, 3D and 4D printing, quantum computing and neuro-morphic technologies. It examines 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 how they will increasingly play a role in the future.



This course is designed for officials representing governments and international organisations, as well as members of the military who are in charge of strategy, security and defence 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 is relevant to anyone with a professional interest in understanding international security challenges of the future.


Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 1'000. Apply two months before the course start date to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount. Certain circumstances are eligible for scholarships.

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Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Technologies, 2017

Date 20 - 21 Nov 2017

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