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Post-poned: Free Event: AI and Warfare - What are the critical questions?

Updated: Apr 8

Due to unforseen circumstances we are postponing this online event. We'll share more information soon.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:15PM ET, Ask AI will be hosting a free online event that will feature a panel of experts who will be answering audience questions related to the growing deployment of artificial intelligence systems in military operations and decision-making processes.

Free online vent artificial intelligence and modern warfare

Join Ask AI host Melissa Kargiannakis for this critical discussion on the implications of AI in modern warfare:

  • Price: Free

  • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:15 - 1PM Eastern Time

  • Place: Online (link to be shared shortly)

Why attend AI & Warfare - What are the critical questions?

The timing of this event has been inspired by mounting concerns about the unpredictable and potentially catastrophic outcomes of integrating artificial intelligence into military operations.

Our goal is to offer students, workers, and everyday citizens the chance to gain a better understanding of the issues so they are in a better position to form their own opinions on the subject and help them to determine what questions they should be asking.

The event will feature a panel of experts who will answer questions and dive into the key issues:

  • The unpredictable nature of AI decision-making and its potential to escalate conflicts

  • The risks of autonomous weapons systems and their impact on global security

  • The ethical and legal challenges surrounding AI in military and diplomatic decision-making


  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 12:15-1PM EST


  • Online. Click below to RSVP and add the event to your calendar. Event link will be shared soon.

Key subject areas

  • Integration of AI in military operations

  • Back-office vs. battlefield AI

  • International law and international relations

  • Ethical dimensions

Expert panelists

Free Event: AI and Warfare - A Search For Clarity

Dr. Jordan Richard Schoenherr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Concordia University:

Jordan Richard Schoenherr is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology and a member of the Applied AI Institute, Concordia University, an Adjunct Research Professor with the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute for Data Science, Carleton University. His research interests include the cognitive science of learning and decision-making, cyberpsychology and cybersecurity, and science ethics and policy analysis.

He currently serves as a member of the AI Guidelines Steering Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He is the author of "Ethical Artificial Intelligence From Popular Science to Cognitive Science", a two-volume series ("Fundamentals and Frontiers of Medical Education and Decision-Making"), and a forthcoming book on Insider Threat, entitled "Threats from Within: A Multilevel Approach to Insider Threat". Outside of academia, Dr. Schoenherr works as a research and ethics consultant.

[Our other subject matter experts will be posted shortly]

Recent articles on artificial intelligence and warfare

Jordan Richard Schoenherr, Concordia University in The Conversation, Dec 10, 2023

Vera Bergengruen writing in Time, February 8, 2024

Joseph Gedeon and Maggie Miller writing in Politico, March 3, 2024

Sam Biddle, writing in Wired Magazine, January 12, 2024

Ray Hodge, writing in Salon, February 17 2024

Human Rights Watch February 2023

Stew Magnuson, writing in National Defense, March 8, 2024

Michael Klare and Chris Rostampour, Arms Control Association website, June 2023

About Ask AI

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