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Contact: Ryan McKenna
Phone: (202) 691-4217

June 1, 2020

WASHINGTON –The Wilson Center is proud to launch its sixth fellowship series on Artificial Intelligence for summer 2020. This 6-week virtual seminar offers an introduction to the foundational topics on AI and machine learning, in addition to exploring the security implications and future challenges of the technology with each seminar led by top technologists and scholars drawn from the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
The sessions will be held on successive Fridays, starting on June 12th, with the final session scheduled for July 24th. There will be a break for the July 4th holiday.
Previous participants have expressed admiration and gratitude towards the program and its benefits (Note – last names are withheld due to the program’s policy of being off-the-record)

  • “It’s some of the best training I’ve ever received. The program that they have been able to figure out - the right amount of people, the experts, and also the networking opportunities - is phenomenal.” – Allison, Program Participant*
  • “The AI lab helped my office’s decision-making behind prioritizing AI-related matters, whether to sponsor AI-related bills or not and provided networking with key actors in this space.” – Ryan, Program Participant*

Weekly topics include: what is machine learning; how do neural networks work; what are the current and future applications of autonomous intelligent systems; who are currently the main players in AI; and what will AI mean for the nation’s national security?
Congressional staff members who are interested can register online here:

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress as the nation’s living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson. Through the work of its staff and fellows, it connects deep scholarship to urgent policy questions.

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