Visible to the public Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity WorkshopConflict Detection Enabled

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The National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Subcommittee, in collaboration with the NSTC's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Subcommittee and through the sponsorship of the NSTC's Special Cyber Operations Research & Engineering (SCORE) Subcommittee, will hold a workshop to assess the key research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). The NSTC, led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the principal means within the Executive Branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse Federal R&D enterprise. The workshop will discuss current and future research activities in this space, including potential research gaps to help the federal government plan future R&D in this area. The workshop will identify capability gaps and prospective research directions relating to the use of AI and machine learning, including:

Using AI/ML to improve security:

  • Using AI to understand threat models, improve the detection of threats, protection of systems, and adaptation of systems to increase their resiliency to future cyberattacks
  • Developing defensive methods that effectively counter cyber-attacks that utilize AI capabilities

Improve security of AI/ML:

  • Define and understand AI vulnerabilities
  • Improve resiliency of AI methods and algorithms to various forms of attacks

The outcome of this workshop will be a report presented to science and technology leadership across the U.S. government and beyond.

The workshop will take place at the University of Maryland College Park Hotel from June 4th to June 6th, 2019. Limited travel support is available for non-government attendees. Additional details regarding logistics, scope, and meeting expectations to follow. If you have any questions, please reach out to (Patrick McDaniel @ mcdaniel@cse.psu.edu). Full details about the scope, agenda, venue, and logistics can be found on the main event page.

Register here.