Podcast: Gary Corn on “Attacking Big Data: Strategic Competition, the Race for AI, and Cyber Sabotage”

Can cyber “sabotage” be employed in a way consistent with international law to slow or even thwart an adversary’s use of artificial intelligence to develop tools or weapons that threaten our security?

That’s the central issue with which today’s podcast grapples.  It’s another in our podcast series from the 29th Annual National Security Law Conference sponsored by Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.

You’ll hear Prof. Gary Corn — the former staff judge advocate of U.S. Cyber Command and one of the nation’s top cyber experts – speak on this intriguing topic in a presentation entitled  Attacking Big Data: Strategic Competition, the Race for AI, and Cyber Sabotage“.

Gary bases his presentation on a chapter by the same title that he co-wrote with BYU professor (and mutual friend!) Eric Jensen in a fascinating new book Big Data and Armed Conflict: Legal Issues Above and Below the Armed Conflict Threshold.  (This one’s definitely on my reading list and, incidentally, it is available online for Duke Law students and faculty via the Goodson Law Library).

Anyway, in discussing his topic, Gary also brings us up to date with a number of key issues in the cyber arena, so you’ll definitely want to listen/watch his podcast found here.

Don’t miss these other podcasts from LENS’ 29th Annual Conference :

My fireside chat with CIA General Counsel Kate Heinzelman can found here.

Brig. Gen. Linell Letendre’s presentation “Guardians of Code and Conscience: Exploring Legal and Ethical Frontiers of Generative AI” is found here.

Col (Ret.) Dawn Zoldi’s presentation “Domestic Drones and National Security,” is found here.   

Dean Cheng’s presentation “Update on China: Lawfare, Technology and More” is found here.

As more podcasts from the Conference become available, they’ll be posted on Lawfire® so stay tuned! 

Unless otherwise indicated, Conference speakers are expressing their personal opinions, and not necessarily those of their employer (to include the U.S. government), the Center of Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University, or any other person or entity (see also here)

Remember what we like to say on Lawfire®: gather the facts, examine the law, evaluate the arguments – and then decide for yourself!


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