September 29th-30th, 2020 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 2020 Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit will provide a ‘town-hall’ style forum to discuss the advanced capabilities that AI-enabled autonomous systems and machine learning provide to the Warfighter in the battlespace, and how these emerging technologies are bolstering current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission impact at scale. The Summit will focus on current initiatives being enacted to leverage the flexibility that autonomous capabilities can provide the Warfighter in the future fight, both to facilitate the DoD’s strategy of developing technologically superior weapons systems to further compete in the Great Power competition, and to outpace adversaries who will also utilize artificial intelligence & other means to their advantage.  

 


 

2020 Confirmed Speakers:

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161129-F-JA180-015Nand Mulchandani, SES, Acting Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, DoD CIO

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161129-F-JA180-015Jill Crisman, Ph.D., SES, Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence, USD R&E

 

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Wayne Nickols, Assistant Director for Autonomy, USD R&E

 

 

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Dr. Douglas M. Matty, SES, Director, Army AI Task Force, Army Futures Command

 

 

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161129-F-JA180-015BGen James H. Adams, USMC, Deputy Director for Force Structure, Resources & Assessment, Joint Staff, J8

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Jeffrey D. Singleton, SES, Director for Technology, ASA(ALT), U.S. Army


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Michael A. Stewart, SES, Deputy Director, Integrated Warfare (N9IB), US Navy

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161129-F-JA180-015Dr. Robert Sadowski, ST, Army Chief Roboticist, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, USD R&E Autonomy CoI Lead

 

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Capt Michael Kanaan, USAF, Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence, HQAF

 

 

 

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Download the complete agenda for full list of speakers

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

 

The Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. 

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Participating organizations at last year’s Summit Include:

Lockheed Martin, L3Harris, Boeing, BAE Systems, FAST Lab, Modern Technical Solutions INC, United Technologies Research Center, Aptima, Honeywell Aerospace, Insitu, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Olis Robotics, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Maximus Federal Services, MITRE, Percipient.ai, AeroVironment, Dynamic Aviation, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Swift Engineering, Parsons Corporation, Sandia National Labs, Software Engineering Institute, Neya Systems, Dataminr, Raytheon, Moog Inc., Procession Systems, NCI, Soar Technology, Inc., NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Collins Aerospace, Autonodyne, IDA, Leonardo DRS, Carnegie Mellon University, US Secret Service, OPNAV N95, DHS, NATO, CCDEVCOM- Army Research Laboratory, USD R&E, OSTP-White House, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, DoD CIO, HQAF, USASOC, Army Futures Command, ASA AL&T, OPNAV N9I, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, ONR, DARPA, CNAS, AFRL, AFIT, USSOCOM, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center and many more!

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

    • – Driving the development of technologically superior weapons systems with autonomous capabilities across the DoD
        • – Accelerating DoD’s adoption & integration of AI & autonomy to achieve mission impact at scale
        • – Leading the Continued Adoption of AI as the Key to Army Modernization
        • – Facilitating the USAF strategy to implement varying levels of AI for mission success
      •  – Empowering the Commanders, Marines, & Sailors ability to be more adaptive & resilient in highly contested environments using AI & autonomy 
        • – Utilizing innovative & disruptive AI/Machine Learning technologies to bolster Army’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
        • – Considering the ethical & technical challenges during the development of autonomous systems
 
 

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At our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:

      • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Government as it relates to autonomy, AI, and machine learning. 
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      • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies, policy considerations, and solutions of interest to the DoD and Government for autonomy, AI and machine learning.
      • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

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Why You Should Attend this Year’s Summit

With the FY 2021 budget calling for $1.7 billion for autonomy and tech that uses human-machine teaming, as well as nearly $1 billion to artificial intelligence; such increases in RDT&E funding & emerging technologies are increasingly being requested to bolster current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission impact at scale. The Summit will focus on current initiatives being enacted across the various military services to leverage the flexibility that autonomous capabilities can provide the Warfighter with, in the future fight. It will detail the DoD’s strategy of developing technologically superior weapons systems to further compete in the Great Power competition; as well as explain how such innovation will be used to outpace adversaries, who will also be utilizing artificial intelligence & other autonomous technologies to their advantage.

 

The 2020 Summit will also offer senior level perspectives from leaders across the DoD and Federal Government that have pushed for an increase in R&D on algorithmic warfare, AI, & AI enabled autonomy, because of the ability of these technologies to help provide the Warfighter with the greatest military competitive advantage moving forward. At this event, attendees will have the chance to learn about the application of these autonomous capabilities & the current increase of human-machine teaming across the military services, which can help to minimize the number of Warfighters in harm’s way, enhance the efficiency and speed of decisions for increased operational success, and enable critical new mission sets that would have never been possible. The DoD continues to push for increased partnerships with industry and allies on this effort.

 

Finally, the forum agenda will again highlight key ongoing efforts of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the National Security Commission on AI, which are continuing to accelerate the adoption of AI to allow national security organizations to understand and execute their missions faster. It will also include a cross service panel discussion on the ethical & technical challenges encountered during the development & integration of autonomous systems.