Preparing for Battle Against Malicious Artificial Intelligence (a Mission AI think tank)

Facing New Threats

[NOTE: This event will be held at the new Knightscope NY showroom at the Roger Smith Hotel. Afterwards, attendees will get a tour of their showroom and get a hands-on, live demo of their autonomous robots. ]

Special Think Tank Presentation, Interactive Q&A and Networking

Guest Speaker: Amauche Emenari (MIT, Center for Brains, Minds & Machines, specializing in neural circuits for intelligence)
Last year, 26 renowned experts on AI safety, drones, cybersecurity, lethal autonomous weapon systems, and counter-terrorism, from 14 institutions in academia, civil society, and industry, gathered for a special 2-day workshop at a the University of Oxford to discuss the malicious use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by rogue nations, dictators, hackers, terrorists and other assorted criminals, and how companies and governments should prepare for these coming threats.

The result of this secret meeting was the publication of an extensive report earlier this year, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation, that has since been widely circulated and cited. It's the only report of its kind that tackles the possibility of threats by human beings who would intentionally manipulate AI for malicious purposes. It's a battle plan, of sorts, for identifying and combating an enemy we can't yet see.

This event will review this report, highlight examples of the use of malicious AI, and explore what governments and businesses can do TODAY to prepare for this future battle bearing down on us.

Report Executive Summary:

"Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities are growing at an unprecedented rate. These technologies have many widely beneficial applications, ranging from machine translation to medical image analysis. Countless more such applications are being developed and can be expected over the long term. Less attention has historically been paid to the ways in which artificial intelligence can be used maliciously. This report surveys the landscape of potential security threats from malicious uses of artificial intelligence technologies, and proposes ways to better forecast, prevent, and mitigate these threats. We analyze, but do not conclusively resolve, the question of what the long-term equilibrium between attackers and defenders will be. We focus instead on what sorts of attacks we are likely to see soon if adequate defenses are not developed."

What does this mean for businesses and consumers? And how will the government, big tech companies and industries protect us from these real threats? What does this important report tell us about how we should think about (and prepare for) the future?

What We'll Cover

This think tank will be a deep dive into this compelling 100-page report. Guest speaker, Amauche Emenari (graduate student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Center for Brains, Minds & Machines, specializing in neural circuits for intelligence), will provide a comprehensive overview, related literature, and interactive discussions on the following sections in the report:
  • Introduction to the Report (why was it produced, an overview of the authors (26 experts) and the institutions behind this report, how the report is being used, etc.)
  • Scope of Material Covered in the entire report
  • Related Literature
  • General Framework for AI and Security Threats
  • AI Capabilities
  • Security-Relevant Properties of AI
  • General Implications
  • Scenarios
  • Digital Security
  • Physical Security
  • Political Security
This think tank is for anyone who who wants to level-up their AI knowledge and gain a more nuanced understanding of how experts across multiple fields defining AI security threats and their suggestions for what businesses and governments should do to prepare for (and ultimately thwart) threats by humans using AI and machine learning maliciously. This event is ideal for product managers, developers and engineers, marketers, tech journalists, investors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, students, and teachers.

Amauche Emenari

I am a second-year graduate student in Computational Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT. I currently work as a member of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group specializing in using biological and machine learning techniques to build structural models of the central nervous system.

I am interested in understanding how the interaction of complex neural circuits leads to thoughts, perceptions, learning, memory, and behavior and developing devices to interpret and influence brain function. Prior to arriving at MIT, I designed and developed neuroscience games at the National Institutes of Health. I have worked in industry as a software developer on Apple's iPhone software team and on Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure team.

I was born and raised in Washington D.C. I earned my bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University and my master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University.
We will begin sharply at 6:15PM. Lite bites and beverages included..

  • 6:00PM - 6:15PM: Sign in, networking, light bites and beverages
  • 6:15PM - 7:00PM: Presentation and topic discussion
  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM: Interactive think tank
  • 7:30PM - 7:55PM: Speaker Q&A
  • 7:55PM - 8:15PM: Meet autonomous robots and live demo

Only confirmed, registered attendees will be admitted. Agenda is subject to change.

Thank you!

Workshop Sponsor: Knightscope

Knightscope employees at their headquarters in Silicon Valley.

ABOUT KNIGHTSCOPE

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley and builds the ultimate in security guards. Their security robots deter, detect and report…autonomously. Our long-term ambitious goal is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone.

Knightscope’s long-term vision is to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, analytics and engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year and Knightscope is on a mission to cut it in half. Founded in April 2013 in Silicon Valley, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope “Hardware + Software + Humans” approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, and pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC).

Previous awards and honors include Popular Science Nine Most Important Security Innovations of 2016, CNBC Disrupt Honorable Mention and one of five startups on the path to becoming household names, ISC West New Product Showcase award, Plug and Play Winter EXPO award, and “Startup of the Year” from the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Knightscope VP of Software Engineering, Mercedes Soria, recently received a “2017 ABIE Award for Leadership” and a 2017 “Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence Award.”

Learn more at www.knightscope.com.


NY SHOWROOM DETAILS

WHAT: The Knightscope Showroom NYC now open in Midtown Manhattan
WHERE: 501 Lexington Ave (at 47
th Street), New York, NY 10017
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and by appointment through November 30, 2018

Knightscope, Inc., developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, is celebrating the opening of its first Knightscope Showroom in New York City. Located at 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street) in the heart of midtown Manhattan conveniently near Grand Central Station, the Knightscope Showroom is a hands-on experience that lets visitors interact with the company’s award-winning team of security robots, including the K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine and K5 outdoor machine.

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Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley and builds the ultimate in security guards. Our security robots deter, detect and report…autonomously. Our long-term ambitious goal is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone.

They are celebrating the opening of its first Knightscope Showroom in New York City (where this event will be held). Located at 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street) in the heart of midtown Manhattan conveniently near Grand Central Station, the Knightscope Showroom is a hands-on experience that lets visitors interact with the company’s award-winning team of security robots, including the K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine and K5 outdoor machine. Learn more at www.knightscope.com.
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Includes lite food and beverages. Registration is limited to 45 people.
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Start Time

6:00 pm

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Finish Time

8:30 pm

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Address

Knightscope NY Showroom, Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave. NY, NY 10017

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