Artificial Intelligence

Security and the Connected Vehicle

Today's vehicles have effectively become computers on wheels: from navigation systems to infotainment to HMI (human-machine interface). To date, these technologies have helped to improve the overall experience of driving in many ways. But are security protocols being properly considered in implementing such technologies? Are these systems built to last in today's high-threat cyber environments? What is the mobility sector doing to secure transportation today and tomorrow? How do smart cities and government regulations impact these connected vehicles?

Wilson Quarterly Spotlight: AI and the 'Internet of Bodies'

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we explore the newly released spring issue of The Wilson Quarterly, “Living with Artificial Intelligence,” with the help of editor Richard Solash and contributor Eleonore Pauwels. They discuss how AI has the potential to reshape every aspect of life, from interpersonal to international relations.

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Nowhere to Hide: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

At its core, artificial intelligence (AI) optimizes data. Machine-learning algorithms, one component of AI, are trained using massive datasets curated by humans to predict various aspects of our daily lives. Such predictive intelligence could be a positive force amplified by continued decentralization of the technology. Or, ubiquitous cognition and surveillance could be a disruptive force amplified by the unregulated proliferation of AI technologies.

Pauwels to Deliver 2018 Vivian Weil Lecture on Artificial Intelligence

Pauwels to Deliver 2018 Vivian Weil Lecture on Artificial Intelligence

Innovation Happens in Mexico. It Should and Could Happen More.

Based on an in-depth survey of Mexico’s innovation research and semistructured interviews with critical actors of Mexico’s innovation ecosystem, this report explores how to encourage innovation in Mexico. It identifies four types of inhibitors to innovation—government, community, infrastructure, and funding—and explains them in detail, providing data-driven evidence of advances and problems.

Fostering Innovation in Mexico: Fifth High Level Forum for Policymakers

Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and productivity. It is also a crucial determinant of a nation’s ability to compete globally. In recent years, Mexico has fallen behind other economies in both its productivity levels and encouragement of innovation.

The Dual Nature of Artificial Intelligence

“We’ll need to learn how to live well with the potential benefits – and failures – of AI," says Eleonore Pauwels in this episode of Wilson Center NOW. Pauwels, the director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program, describes artificial intelligence as "a set of technologies too powerful for humankind to refuse" that is on the verge of transforming everything from medicine to urban planning to defense.

The Intersection of Genomics, AI, and Security

Eleonore Pauwels was selected from among a group of twenty-four innovative minds in the field of international science policy to be interviewed by two Silicon Valley investors regarding her expertise on AI and Genomics. The interview constitutes a chapter in the recently published book, What's Your Bio Strategy?: How to Prepare Your Business for the Age of Synthetic Biology.