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Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution in Strategic Affairs?, Den Haag

Logo Asser Instituut
datum 22 januari 2019
plaats Den Haag
aanwezigen S.M.G. (Sven) Koopmans i e.a.
organisatie T.M.C. Asser Instituut i

The fast development and increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) has broad strategic implications for international affairs. AI has the potential to transform strategy and to dramatically affect the balance of power. In his research, Dr Kenneth Payne (King's College London) explores how AI can affect the psychological essence of strategy.

On Tuesday 22 January 2019, Dr Payne will deliver a lecture, organised by the Asser Institute, to present his research on ‘Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution in Strategic Affairs?’. This event is organised in connection with a Parliamentary Roundtable on Drones and Killer Robots taking place on 21 January at the Tweede Kamer, where Dr Payne will be speaking on AI capabilities and strategic implications thereof.

‘Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution in Strategic Affairs?’ will take place at the Wijnhaven Campus of Leiden University (Turfmarkt 99, The Hague). To register for this event, please click on the registration button above.


17:30 - 17:45 Introductory remarks

Berenice Boutin (Asser Institute)

Sven Koopmans (Member of the Dutch Parliament, VVD)

17:45 - 18:15 Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution in Strategic Affairs?

Kenneth Payne (King's College London)

18:15 - 19:00 Q&A

Speaker Biography

Dr Kenneth Payne is Senior Lecturer on Technology and Strategy at King's College London (Defence Studies Department). He conducts research on the role of human psychology in strategic affairs. In 2018, Dr Payne published Strategy, Evolution, and War: From Apes to Artificial Intelligence (Georgetown University Press). A senior member of St Antony’s College, Oxford, Dr Payne was earlier a research associate at that university's Centre for International Studies, and before that, a visiting fellow Department of Politics and International Relations. Before returning to academia, Dr Payne was a BBC News producer, working for its Panorama World at One and PM programmes. His PhD, on the security policymaking of the first-term Clinton administration, is from the University of Essex. His MPhil in International Relations is from University College, Oxford. As an undergraduate Dr Payne read Economics and Geography at UCL.


T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Dit Nederlandse kennis- en onderzoekscentrum is gespecialiseerd in internationaal privaat- en publiekrecht, Europees recht en internationale handelsarbitrage. Het T.M.C. Asser Instituut is opgericht in 1965 en is gelieerd aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Het instituut heeft als doel om wetenschappelijk onderzoek en postgraduate onderwijs activiteiten te stimuleren en te organiseren waarbij kennis van het internationale recht versterkt wordt. Daarnaast wil het instituut de positie van Den Haag als City of Justice, Peace and Security versterken.

Naast fundamenteel wetenschappelijk onderzoek, legt het instituut zich toe op contract-onderzoek en advieswerkzaamheden. Dit consultancy maatwerk varieert van het vinden van (ad hoc) oplossingen voor kleinere juridische vraagstukken tot de coördinatie en/of uitvoer van langlopende structurele (onderzoeks)projecten. Tot de opdrachtgevers behoren o.a. de Europese Unie i, nationale overheden, internationale organisaties en advocatenkantoren.


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