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Department of Defense’s East Coast Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
April 29 & 30, 2020



Department of Defense’s East Coast Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition

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. There will be separate track sessions to discuss items of relevance to DoD employees, academia, and industry.

In addition to the Symposium, there will be an exposition area for industry, academia, and DoD programs to demonstrate AI solutions and services that meet the military services' requirements.

Hotel Accomodations

This conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, April 29 & 30, 2020.
Register here for special room rates at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Hotel Registration

A West Coast conference will follow later in 2020.

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