Is artificial intelligence a threat? Experts weigh the risks
July 02, 2015
As several tech luminaries express worries about the future of AI, researchers met at a D.C. think tank to discuss whether advances could pose a threat.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Virginia Tech is good at football, but the university also has a knack for turning out information technology leaders, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. Here's 11 Hokies whose careers began in a Blacksburg classroom.
Letitia Long Job: Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Tech Connection: Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
Paige Atkins Job: Director for Strategic Planning and Information at the Defense Information Systems Agency (SES) Tech Connection: Graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
Kevin Meiners Job: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acting) for Portfolio, Programs and Resources. (SES) Tech Connection: Graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
Kenneth Myers Job: Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Tech Connection: Holds a Bachelors Degree
Lynn Schnurr Job: Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Intelligence Community Information Management Directorate Tech Connection: Holds a Bachelors of Science Degree
Dennis Clem Job: Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense Tech Connection: Graduated in 1973
Ellen Embrey Government Job: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Current Position: Counselor at The Cohen Group Tech Connection: Graduated in 1976 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology, Education
Bob Flores Government Job: Chief Technology Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency Current Position: President, Applicology Tech Connection: Holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Statistics
Alan Wade Government Job: Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency Tech Connection: Graduated in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
Gary Winkler Government Job: Army Program Executive for Enterprise Information Systems Current Job: CEO at Cyber Solutions and Systems Tech Connection: Graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
Tim Beres Government Job: Director of Preparedness Programs at the Department of Homeland Security Current Job: Vice President at CNA Tech Connection: Graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in History