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To AI or Not to AI? What the US Military Needs for Fighting Cyber Wars

Can our military continue to think it can fight future wars without the help of AI? AI which promises to improve efficiencies in identifying threats to national security also affirms to solve our nation’s cybersecurity concerns. Some, however, regard such advanced technologies to be a false promise, diverting resources from human intelligence activities. This talk analyzes the best way forward.

Presenter: Lieutenant Colonel Ernest "Cozy Panda" Wong (@ArmyCyberInst)
Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Y. Wong is a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army who is serving as Research Scientist at the Army Cyber Institute and Assistant Professor with the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in economics, and he holds a M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University, a M.A. in education from Stanford University, and a Master of Military Science from the Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College in Kuwait. He had the opportunity to work as a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow and has served in overseas deployments to Iraq, Kuwait, and the Republic of Korea. His research interests include revolutionary innovations, cyber resiliency, and the application of systems engineering tools for resolving complex real-world problems.