Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications for International Security

Chatham House, London

US and the Americas Programme, International Security Department


Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, The Economist
Professor Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House


Discussions about the future of artificial intelligence (AI), whether philosophical or popular, tend to view artificial intelligence as distinct from, and a potential threat to, human intelligence. But the potential applications for AI in assisting the human decision-making process on international financial, political and military issues have gone underexamined. These issues are often discussed in highly technical terms, the substance of which is inaccessible to non-expert communities, including business leaders, policy-makers and the majority of the public. This event, jointly hosted by the US Project and the International Security Department, will allow researchers and policy-makers to explore areas of common concern as these technologies become increasingly integrated into decision-making structures.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.