Character Driven Leadership

Our guest is the Commandant of Midshipman, Col James Mcdonough, USMC. We discuss how the principles of character and resilience influenced the evolution of his leadership style, from Midshipman to Marine Colonel. We go on to talk about the changing landscape of technology in modern warfare, the evolving role of women in leadership positions, and […]

AI and Educational Integrity

How does the Naval Academy balance the potential educational benefits of generative AI with the need to maintain educational integrity and the development of critical thinking skills in Midshipmen? Given the nuanced approach to AI in classroom settings, what challenges have you faced in implementing and enforcing policies on the use of generative AI, and […]

AI and the Classical Greeks

How might the philosophies of the classical Greeks apply to today’s AI technologies? Does the concept of a virtuous life translate into the development and use of artificial intelligence? Given their belief in the value of seeking knowledge as a pathway to virtue, how might this principle apply to the creation of AI systems that […]

AI is pervasive. Here’s when we’ll see its real economic benefits materialize

AI is pervasive. Here’s when we’ll see its real economic benefits materialize April 1, 2024 Authored: By Rob Thomas Published: Fortune Summary: The EU Parliament’s approval of the EU AI Act marks a pivotal moment in AI regulation, transitioning from theory to implementation. IBM supports this legislation for its balanced approach. Despite AI’s potential, productivity […]

Silicon Valley’s business model is incompatible with the moderation of online horror and hatred

Silicon Valley’s business model is incompatible with the moderation of online horror and hatred April 27, 2024 Authored: By John Naughton Published: The Guardian Summary: Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 revolutionized the internet by shielding platforms from liability for user-generated content. However, moderation of vile content remains a significant challenge, leading to […]

In Ukraine, New American Technology Won the Day. Until It Was Overwhelmed.

In Ukraine, New American Technology Won the Day. Until It Was Overwhelmed. April 23, 2024 Authored: By David E. Sanger Published: New York Times Summary: Six years ago, Google embarked on Project Maven to develop AI for military use, but internal dissent led to withdrawal. Despite this, Project Maven continued under other contractors, aiding the […]

ENCORE: AI and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

We are at an inflection point in warfare, just as significant as the introduction of gunpowder or the airplane. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is transforming U.S. Joint warfighting and departmental processes through the integration of Artificial Intelligence. Does the JAIC work in the data center, or at the tip of the spear? How […]

AI and Weapons Targeting

What is the role of AI in modern targeting processes. We explore the delicate balance between human and machine functions, unravel the essence of ‘meaningful human control’ in AI targeting, and dissect the crucial steps of target development. Delve into how target system analysis enhances our understanding of enemy vulnerabilities and interdependencies. Plus, we examine […]

AI in Education: The Future is Now

AI in Education: The Future is Now April 6, 2024 Authored: By Dan Nailen Published: Gonzaga Magazine Summary: OpenAI released ChatGPT, prompting widespread adoption among students at Gonzaga University. Justin Marquis, the university’s instructional design director, observed suspiciously perfect essays and recognized AI’s influence. Despite concerns about cheating, some faculty encourage AI use while others […]

Nurturing Innovation

Nurturing Innovation April 1, 2024 Authored: by Anne-Laure Fayard, Jess Majekodunmi, Martina Mendola, and Rachel Kenny Published: Harvard Business Review Summary: Despite efforts in cross-sector collaboration and open innovation, many businesses struggle to develop and bring game-changing ideas to market. While diversity in conversations is important, innovation requires more than just generating ideas. Intermediaries play […]