Rise of the Machines

The Past, Present, and Future of Cybernetics, AI, Automation, and Cybersecurity

Machine learning, autonomy, and artificial intelligence are being explored as key new areas for cybersecurity. What is their history and likely future? As we rely more on autonomous machines for our security, what are the benefits? What are the risks? How can policymakers keep pace? A panel of leading experts will explore the issues from the perspectives of computer science, political science, ethics and law.


Thomas Rid
Author, Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History
Professor in Security Studies, Department of War Studies at King's College London


Heather Roff
Cybersecurity Fellow, New America
Research Scientist, Arizona State University

Jason Hong
Cybersecurity Fellow, New America
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Adam Elkus
Cybersecurity Fellow, New America

PhD Student in Computational Social Science, George Mason University


Peter Singer
Strategist and Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity Initiative at New America