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You're Invited: 'Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology' – half-day conference will focus on the security, commercial, and humanitarian futures of this rapidly emerging technology.

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Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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In his new paper, Ash Carter argues that decisions about a good technological future can not be made without strong input from technologists themselves. http://bit.ly/2PIXEUD

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You're Invited: 'Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology' – half-day conference will focus on the security, commercial, and humanitarian futures of this rapidly emerging technology.

More Info & RSVP: https://bit.ly/2xxUzzX
Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Free & Open to the Public
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AI’s most substantial impacts are likely to fly under the radar in discussions about its potential. https://bit.ly/2oZgr2o #BelferCyber

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How do we set the conditions for today’s disruptive changes to redound to the overall good of humankind? Ash Carter grapples with this question in his new paper: http://bit.ly/2PIXEUD

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BRICS is the acronym coined by Economist Jim O’Neill to associate five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

But is the concept still relevant? Karl Kaiser gives his take: http://bit.ly/2PmqVV0
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New paper by Malcolm Wiener finds that the interactions between climate change, famines, migrations, pandemics, and major innovations in transport and warfare are critical in understanding the collapse of past civilizations. https://bit.ly/2wLwKUS

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In a new paper for the Belfer Center, “The Collapse of Civilizations,” acclaimed Aegean prehistorian Malcolm Wiener explores five paramount causes of collapse:
1 - Major episodes of climate change;
2 - Crises-induced mass migrations;
3 - Pandemics;
4 - Dramatic advances in methods of warfare and transport; and
5 - Human failings in crises including societal lack of resilience and the madness, incompetence, cultic focus, or ignorance of rulers.

Read Full Paper: https://bit.ly/2wLwKUS
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"Accountability and the transparency to promote it are the key issues for the designers of artificial intelligence systems today." –Ash Carter

Read Full Paper 'Shaping Disruptive Technological Change for Public Good': http://bit.ly/2PIXEUD

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"In Australia we successfully navigated the GFC without losing a single financial institution – although we came perilously close in a number of cases – and without a single citizen losing their saving deposits. We also became the only major developed economy to come through the great global recession unscathed." https://bit.ly/2p8oBWz
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