About the Event

Artificial Intelligence’s (AI) ability to process large amounts of data allows it to quickly detect, predict, and respond to cyber threats.  This ability positions AI to massively augment global cybersecurity operations in the public and private sectors. These same strengths, however, pose risks. Cybersecurity experts warn that the exponential rise of AI-generated hacking attempts from national and international agents is all but certain; moreover, AI-based cybersecurity applications may themselves become a vector for novel and unanticipated attacks.

This panel asks: is an increased reliance on AI in cybersecurity a double-edged sword? Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to hear from a panel of industry, regulatory, and security experts for a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.

About the Speakers

  • Sarah Hammer, Executive Director at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Michael G. McLaughlin, Principal, Government Relations, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group Co-Leader, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC

About the Moderator

  • Sahel Ahyaie Assar, Chair, Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice Group, Buchanan Ingersoll

Event Sponsor

If you are a Supporting, Leadership Circle, or Corporate Member of the Council and would like to register other guests of your company, contact Stefanie Yeung at syeung@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700  ext. x221 to register for this event using your membership benefits.