In the Blink of an Eye: Artificial Intelligence, Hypersonics, and Their Implications for Future Warfare

About this session:


With the emergence of disruptive technologies, today’s battlefield looks drastically different than it did ten years ago, and tomorrow’s will shift further still.

This expert discussion will focus on the application of new technologies and their impact on future warfare. New technologies, such as hypersonics and autonomous systems, raise profound questions for the NATO’s deterrence thinking.

AI-enabled systems have implications for future national security decision-making as well as battlefield threats, while new weapons technologies will further reduce decision-making time and pose heightened challenges to existing defence systems. And as NATO Allies make advances in technology with potential benefit, so too do challengers such as Russia and China.

This session will address some of the core questions surrounding AI, hypersonics and other new technologies in a way that is understandable to a non-expert audience, assessing these technologies’ potential benefits while looking at how NATO will need to adapt its strategic thinking to the new realities of current and future technologies.

Session Participants

General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO
Carlos Abellan, Co-founder and CEO of Quside
Herman Narula, CEO, Improbable
Maithreyi Seetharaman, Director of Content, Fortune Live Media