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SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2020

2020 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition


2020 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition
September 9 & 10, 2020

The DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) would like to announce that the DoD AI Symposium has gone virtual for 2020!

All attendees will be able to participate in Symposium sessions led by thought leaders and those organizations that are driving AI in the DoD. In addition, there will also be an exposition area where many of the leading AI organizations will be available to answer questions.


When Secretary of Defense Esper was asked by Congress what the number one priority for DoD technology modernization ought to be, he responded, "For me it's artificial intelligence. I think artificial intelligence will likely change the character of warfare, and I believe whoever masters it first will dominate on the battlefield for many, many, many years. It's a fundamental game changer. We have to get there first."

The potential of AI is compared to harnessing the power of electricity. The Department of Defense is focused on delivering AI-enabled solutions that benefit our troops operating across the globe; safeguard our citizens; defend our allies; and improve the effectiveness, affordability, and the speed of our operations. The table stakes are high. What is done now to accelerate and deliver AI to the warfighter will have a profound impact on our nation’s ability to field a pre-eminent and capable military force.

The two-day DoD AI Symposium and Exposition will bring together DoD, industry, academia, and across government AI experts and professionals to discuss the Department’s current activities, future direction, challenges, and areas of collaboration with industry and academia that surround the operationalization of AI.


Registration for the 2020 DoD AI Symposium has ended.

All registrations are subject to review. Only professional email addresses (.mil, .edu, company accounts) will be accepted for registration. Private email addresses will not be accepted. Once your registration has been reviewed and approved, you will be issued a unique password that will allow you to log into the Symposium starting on September 9th.


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Wednesday, September 9: Day 1

Agenda Day 1

Thursday, September 10: Day 2

Agenda Day 2

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