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Artificial Intelligence for Defense and National Security with Tate Nurkin

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

TOPIC: Artificial Intelligence for Defense and National Security

SPEAKER:  Tate Nurkin, OTH Intelligence Group, Atlantic Council, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

AI and other emerging technologies are shaping the future of conflict–both kinetic and non-kinetic–and military capabilities. As a result, most modern militaries are prioritizing the development, adoption, and integration of AI-enabled capabilities and concepts of operations. The US Department of Defense alone has nearly 700 on-going AI-related development and acquisition programs encompassing a wide range of capabilities and activities–from fielding autonomous systems to speeding up decision-making to improving logistics, sustainment, training to cyber security and information operations to creating new efficiencies and the design and manufacture of military equipment.

This presentation will:
1) provide insight into the reasons why militaries around the world, including the United States, are prioritizing AI development and adoption

2) discuss the range of applications of AI for military and security community organizations

3) profile key AI-related initiatives the US and other countries are pursuing

4) Highlight challenges associated with the adoption and integration of AI enabled capabilities


Tate Nurkin is an independent analyst and consultant on defense and security issues and the founder of OTH Intelligence Group. He has over 25 years of experience working with the US and allied and partner defense and national security communities examining Indo-Pacific security, China’s military modernization, and how emerging technologies are shaping the future of conflict and military capabilities.

Tate is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with both the Forward Defense program and Indo-Pacific Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council and also with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Prior to starting OTH in March 2018, Tate spent 12 years at Janes, a leading defense intelligence firm, including four as the Executive Director of Strategic Assessments and Futures Studies. He also previously worked with the Modelling, Simulation, Wargaming, and Analysis Team at Booz Allen Hamilton, the Strategic Assessment Center of SAIC, and Joint Management Services.

From 2014 – 2018, Tate spent consecutive two year terms with the World Economic Forum’s Nuclear Security Global Agenda Council and Future Council on International Security.

Tate holds a bachelors of arts in History and Political Science from Duke University and a Masters of Science in International Affairs from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.

He lives in Matthews, NC.


January 26
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Event Category:


Senior Scholars


Hybrid: In-Person at PUMC & via Zoom
2810 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211 United States
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