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The Case for a Deepfake Equities Process

from Lawfare

Northwestern Buffett Faculty Fellow V. S. Subrahmanian, one of the world's leading experts on the role of AI in national and global security, co-authored this op-ed on the need for an interagency process to enforce a principled approach to the weaponization of artificial intelligence.


The Future of the Ethiopian Social Contract

June 14, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The contemporary Ethiopian state is, without question, facing enormous challenges, including the militarization of state...