Changing our world - for good or ill?
In the last few years, the field of transformative technologies has expanded at a dizzying rate. While scientific advances can offer untold benefits to humanity, they also pose a myriad of thorny questions about equality, ethics, security – and our very existence. This course examines the latest developments in transformative technologies, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomous weapons, Big Data, and virtual reality. It examines the short and long-term ramifications of these technologies in today’s interconnected world.
- Keynote address: Cybersecurity, Surveillance and Civil Liberties
- 08:45 – 09:00: Registration and welcome
- 09:00 – 09.30: Introduction and Overview: Transformative Technologies and the Future of Global Security
- Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, GCSP and University of Oxford
- 09:30 – 10:00: Keynote address: Cybersecurity, Surveillance and Civil Liberties (TBC)
- Dr. Lennart Maschmeyer, Senior Researcher, the Center for Security Studies, Zurich, Switzerland
- 10:30 – 11:00: Big Data
- 11:00 – 11:30: Synthetic Biology
- 14:00 – 14:30: Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Professor Marc Pollefeys, ETHZ
- 14:30 – 15:00: Autonomous Weapons
- 15:00 – 15:30: Hypersonic Missiles
- 16:00 – 16:30: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and nongovernmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.
The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.
Special discount for GCSP Alumni. Connect to MyGCSP for details.