This session will explore artificial intelligence in civilian and military terms. The purpose will be defined as it relates to the Internet of All Things, including humans. Both voluntary and involuntary methods have been used to promulgate artificial intelligence and generate Big Data needed in preparation for full implementation. With active deployment of 5G wireless technologies and supporting devices, the development of adiabatic quantum computing with capabilities to process Big Data and emerging human-machine interfaces, the means of full integration are advancing rapidly. As integration technologies are deployed, all animate and inanimate things will be assimilated into an autonomous hive mind such as Purdue University’s Sentient World Simulation. Deployment of autonomous and robotic systems threaten to displace a significant portion of the labor force, taking jobs from skilled and unskilled professions alike. An understanding of the goals, objectives of artificial intelligence, the means by which it is deployed, the communication systems it uses to integrate data and how that data will be assimilated to accomplish its ultimate purpose is essential for decision making, personally and corporately, as to how to best respond to the existential threats posed by artificial intelligence will be discussed.
Sid Burns, P.E., co-owns a consulting firm specializing in commercial building new construction and renovation analysis, monitoring and condition assessment with an engineering career spanning over 40 years. He has been a member of NSPE for 12 years and served as the Autonomous Vehicle Team Leader for NSPE’s Committee on Policy and Advocacy. He also serves as treasurer and executive board member of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he spent 20 years in nuclear power plant design, construction, and operation.
Anthony Patch, P.E., is a published author who is best known for his extensive, leading-edge, and revelatory research focused on the experimentation underway in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Large Hadron Collider, part of the CERN organization. Following a 27-year career as a paramedic out of Oakland, California, Patch embarked upon over 20 years of research into quantum physics, quantum computing and artificial intelligence, and DNA modification. Since publishing his first book, Covert Catastrophe in 2013, followed in 2014 by 2048: Diamonds in the Rough, and in 2016 with the nonfiction Revising Reality, he has appeared on numerous radio programs and is the host of The Anthony Patch Show heard weekly since mid-2016 on Truth Frequency Radio. He is the founder and editor of Entangled Magazine, published monthly since June 2017. Patch attended U.C. Berkeley on a full swimming scholarship and served in the US Army for three years as a military police accident investigator in nuclear surety and as a field medic.