Welcome to the third and final episode of our special series, The Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Solutions For National Security. We brought together several prominent voices to engage in a significant conversation on national security in a post-COVID world.

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the US Council on Competitiveness, Deemah Al Yahya, Founder & CEO of WomenSpark Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mark Bealle, Head of Strategy and Policy at the DoDs Joint Artificial Intelligence Center(JAIC), Matthew Tarascio, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Lockheed Martin, Irakli Beridze, Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the UN, UNICRI, Erin Kenneally, Director of Cyber Risk Analytics at Guidewire-Cyence, and Chris Novak, Director of the Verizon Threat Research.

The onset of Coronavirus quickly and effectively crippled the structural integrity of governmental systems across the globe, exposing national systems and throwing public and private institutions into a cloud of confusion. Nations are only just beginning to crawl out of this chaos, which has proven the need for stronger national security protocols and solutions to deal with extreme events like pandemics. Governments have largely been looking towards AI-powered solutions, meaning that the need for responsible and ethical AI implementations has never been greater. In this episode of the series, we dove deeper into the issue of national security and the need for Responsible and Ethical AI solutions, as well as current solutions that are in store, to ease the strain caused by COVID-19.