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Saint Louis University to Host Conference on Artificial Intelligence, National Security

by Maggie Rotermund
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ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University will host a leading-edge conference focused on educating the next generation on AI practice in national security. 

The event will feature top industry experts, government leaders, and researchers. The panels will include “AI” as a panelist, allowing participants to experience how users interact with the technology.

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The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at SLU. 

This is the second conference hosted by SLU’s Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. The inaugural conference in 2023 focused on social media and national security

The event will feature keynote presentations from Robert Rahmer, director of the Office of Analysis Research, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and Dennis Eger, U.S. Army Senior Open-Source Advisor. 

Rahmer joined IARPA in 2014. His prior research has focused on cybersecurity, cyber-event forecasting, threat intelligence and event detection. Eger advises on the development of OSINT capabilities, policy, doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures as they relate to intelligence. 

The Midwest Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (MW-IC CAE) at Saint Louis University sponsors the conference. The event will provide an opportunity to explore how various disciplines can be applied to artificial intelligence and national security. Students will also be able to learn about career pathways in the intelligence community.

Panel topics include:

The event will also feature a GEOINT, defense and intelligence career fair sponsored by Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI).  

The conference is free and open to the public.

Register to Attend

MW-IC CAE was formed in 2022 with a grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It is dedicated to preparing students for professional positions in the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies. The Center supports the design and development of intelligence-related STEM curricula and programmatic training opportunities to prepare students for careers in the field of intelligence.

Symposium Details

The event is sponsored by SLU, the Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence and Taylor Geospatial Institute. 

Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 15,200 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.