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AI, Government, and the Future

Welcome to AI, Government, and the Future, a podcast by Corner Alliance. We explore the intersection of artificial intelligence, government, and the future. Join us as we dive into the latest AI advancements, government policies, and innovative strategies to shape the future of our society. Whether you're a policy maker, venture capitalist, academic, or industry leader, this podcast will provide valuable insights and thought-provoking discussions to help you navigate the evolving landscape of AI and its impact on government. Tune in to AI, Government, and the Future to stay ahead in this transformative era.

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The Path to Human-Level AI: Insights from AGI Pioneer Peter Voss of Aigo.ai
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Max Romanik is joined by Peter Voss, CEO of iGo.ai and a pioneer in artificial general intelligence (AGI). Peter discusses the critical differences between narrow AI and AGI, exploring how AGI aims to overcome the limitations of current AI technologies. He shares his vision for cognitive AI architectures, the potential impact of AGI on various industries, and his perspectives on AI regulation and development. Peter also addresses concerns about AI safety and emphasizes the need for a balanced view in discussions about AI's future.
37:14 7/10/24
AI's Potential to Accelerate Innovation and Economic Growth with James Pethokoukis of American Enterprise Institute
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Alan Pentz is joined by James Pethokoukis, Policy Analyst at American Enterprise Institute and author of "Faster, Please" and "The Conservative Futurists", to discuss the potential of AI to accelerate innovation and economic growth, the challenges of regulation and implementation, and the implications for government and society. James shares his optimistic view on AI's role in boosting productivity and scientific research while addressing concerns about national security and regulatory approaches.
41:07 7/3/24
AI, National Security, and the Future: Insights from Alan Pentz, Founder & CEO at Corner Alliance
In this solo episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Alan Pentz explores the critical intersection of AI and national security. He discusses recent developments in AI, highlighting the work of Leopold Ashen Brenner and the potential for an "intelligence explosion." Alan explores the growing importance of AI in national security, the merging of consumer and national security technologies, and the challenges of AI alignment. He emphasizes the need for a national project approach to AI development and the importance of maintaining a technological edge over competitors like China.
22:10 6/26/24
AI in the Federal Government: Opportunities and Challenges with Heather Ashby
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Alan Pentz is joined by Heather Ashby, Principal Consultant of Corner Alliance, to discuss the evolving landscape of AI adoption in the federal government. Heather shares insights into key focus areas like workforce development, AI pilots in agencies such as DHS, and the challenges of implementing AI across the government. She also explores the potential of AI to enhance government services, the need for improved data management, and critical steps to address security concerns like deep fakes and disinformation.
30:40 6/19/24
AI-Driven Cybersecurity and National Security Policy with Tony Samp of DLA Piper
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Max Romanik is joined by Tony Samp, Principal Policy Advisor and Head of AI Policy at DLA Piper, to discuss the evolving landscape of AI policy in the US and its implications for national security. He shares insights into the formation of the Senate AI Caucus, key legislative actions proposed, and intended outcomes related to AI innovation and governance. Tony also explores the transformative impact of AI on defense capabilities, ethical considerations surrounding lethal autonomous weapons, and critical steps for proper AI governance over the next decade.
36:32 6/12/24
AI Ethics and National Security with Nidhi Sinha of the Center for AI and Digital Policy
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Max Romanik is joined by Nidhi Sinha, a research fellow at the Center for AI and Digital Policy, to discuss the ethical challenges of AI in national security, such as predictive policing and cyber surveillance. They explore how to balance innovation with individual rights and the role of AI in shaping global equity. Nidhi shares insights from her extensive experience to illuminate how democratic societies can manage AI's impact responsibly.
33:04 6/5/24
AI, Government, and the Future Greatest Hits
In this special episode of AI, Government, and the Future, we reflect on some of the most insightful and thought-provoking conversations we've had with our expert guests about the transformative potential of AI. We've collected highlights from five previous guests, each providing unique perspectives on how AI is revolutionizing diverse industries and sectors.
30:21 5/29/24
Authenticating Content in the Age of AI with Jonathan Gillham of Originality.ai
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Max Romanik is joined by Jonathan Gillham, Founder of Originality.ai, to discuss the importance of identifying AI-generated content and ensuring content integrity. He shares insights on AI detection strategies, regulatory considerations, and the impact on industries like academia, publishing, and government. Gillham's expertise in AI verification sheds light on navigating the challenges posed by advanced language models.
27:13 5/22/24
Episode Rerun: Harnessing AI for Social Good with Arnold Kling
Arnold Kling, a Self-Employed Writer, joins this rerun episode of AI, Government, and the Future to discuss the transformative potential of AI in government and society. They explore how AI chatbots will personalize learning and teaching, the dilemma of AI in the culture wars, and how to navigate the thin line between innovation and regulation in AI.
41:49 5/15/24
AI in Accounting Education: Bridging the Digital Divide with Dr. Mfon Akpan
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, host Max Romanik is joined by Dr. Mfon Akpan, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Methodist University, to discuss the transformative potential and challenges of AI in accounting education and the workforce. They explore how AI can enhance productivity, bridge the digital divide, and the ethical considerations surrounding its use in academia. Dr. Akpan also shares his insights on the rapidly evolving technology landscape and the importance of lifelong learning.
26:13 5/8/24
Navigating the Complex Landscape of AI Compute Governance with Lennart Heim of Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI)
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, we are joined by Lennart Heim, Research Fellow at Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI), to discuss the complex landscape of AI compute governance. Lennart leads GovAI's compute governance work, exploring how computational resources influence the trajectory of AI development. The conversation covers the exponential growth in AI computing power, international frameworks for governing compute resources, and the challenges in balancing innovation and security.
40:56 5/2/24
AI in Government: Current State and Future Potential with Nathan Manzotti of GSA
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, we are joined by Nathan Manzotti, Director of Data Analytics and AI Centers of Excellence at the General Services Administration (GSA), to discuss the current state and future potential of AI in the federal government. They explore GSA's role in enabling AI adoption across agencies, key initiatives like AI training and communities of practice, and the challenges of attracting AI talent in government. Nathan also shares his insights on the need for collaboration between government, industry, academia, and nonprofits to drive responsible AI innovation.
36:21 4/24/24
AI's Impact on DOD Cybersecurity & Defense with Brian Morrison, Former Air Force AI Liaison
Brian Morrison, Former LLM Specialist and Liaison at the Department of the Air Force Chief Data and AI Office, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future to discuss the transformative potential of AI, especially generative AI, in cybersecurity and defense. They explore current and future applications of AI in the DOD and Air Force, infrastructure and policy considerations, ethical frameworks, and international collaboration around AI. Brian also shares advice for aspiring innovators looking to leverage AI for defense applications.
40:01 4/17/24
4 Lessons Around AI Regulation and Innovation with Alan Pentz
In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, Alan Pentz goes solo to reflect on some of the big themes that he has learned from the podcast so far, including the regulatory challenges surrounding AI, the importance of energy in powering the technology, AI's future in mobile devices, and the potential profit landscape.
20:01 4/10/24
How to Thrive in the AI Revolution with Kevin Surace, Chairman and CTO of Appvance.ai
Kevin Surace, Chairman and CTO of Appvance.ai, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future to delve into the impact of AI on various industries, the future of employment, and the challenges of trust in AI systems. They also discuss the potential of generative AI, how to address the technology's risks to ensure safety use and the government's role in certifying trust in AI.
42:12 4/3/24
AI-Driven Cybersecurity for Governments with Rodrigo Loureiro of Cyber Connective Corporation
Rodrigo Loureiro, Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Connective Corporation, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future to discuss the transformative potential of AI in cybersecurity and its impact on governments. They explore how AI can enhance productivity, detect cyber threats, and improve cybersecurity posture. Rodrigo also touches upon the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with AI.
35:47 3/27/24
Harnessing AI for Economic Growth While Ensuring Equality with Julian Jacobs of Oxford Martin School
Julian Jacobs, a Research Lead for the Oxford Group on AI Policy, Artificial Intelligence, Inequality and Society at Oxford Martin School, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future to explore the economic effects of AI, the potential inequalities that AI may bring, and the need to address job displacement. They also navigate the importance of government support in creating a strong middle class and the significance of human skills in the AI age.
33:50 3/20/24
Assessing Risks and Setting Effective AI Standards with Mina Narayanan of Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Mina Narayanan, a Research Analyst of AI Assessment at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future to discuss the challenges of assessing AI systems and managing their risk. They explore the evolving landscape of AI assessment and the need for standards and testing to address bias and risks. Mina also touches on the role of industry, funding, and coordination between branches of government.
35:26 3/13/24
AI's Governmental Revolution with Max Romanik and Marc Leh, Principal Consultants at Corner Alliance
Max Romanik and Marc Leh, Principal Consultants at Corner Alliance, join this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore the exciting role of AI in government. They discuss how AI is being integrated into various sectors, such as R&D and homeland security, to identify potential threats and improve efficiency, the government's role in supporting high-risk research and standardizing technology, the potential for government data sets in training AI models, and the potential impact of AI on the consulting industry.
47:04 3/6/24
Responsible AI Development at the DoD with Andrew Nowicki
Andrew Nowicki, Team Lead of Product Manager for AI and Data Accelerator at the DoD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO), joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore the topic of responsible AI. They discuss how the DoD's new data and AI strategy empowers human-centric decisions and secure innovation, the EU's progressive AI Act, and the future of AI in various sectors.
34:07 2/28/24
AI and the Workforce of Tomorrow with Dr. Fred Oswald of Rice University
Dr. Fred Oswald, Professor and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore the potential impact of AI on workforce performance, how bridging AI's potential and human expertise enhances productivity, and AI ethics in the hiring process.
38:15 2/21/24
AI Cyber Challenges and Policy Solutions with Mike Sexton, Senior Policy Advisor for Cyber and AI at Third Way
Mike Sexton, Senior Policy Advisor for Cyber and AI at Third Way, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore the intersection of AI, cybersecurity, and policy. They dive into the role of AI in modern warfare and society, how AI technology is far from achieving sentience, and the potential applications of AI in the Middle East.
29:26 2/14/24
From AI Regulation to Revolution with Jeff Berkowitz, Founder and CEO of Delve
Jeff Berkowitz, Founder and CEO of Delve, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to dive into the current state of AI regulation and its impact on the tech industry. They discuss the global push for AI regulation and the innovation challenge, Delve's "The Revolution Will Not Be Computerized" report, and how AI is revolutionizing public affairs and government relations.
26:07 2/7/24
AI’s Defense Agenda with Glenn Parham and Andrew Brooks of the DoD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office
From the DoD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office, Glenn Parham, a Software Engineer and Data Scientist, and Andrew "Drew" Brooks, Lead Scientist for Responsible AI tools, join us on this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz. They’ll shed light on how the DoD leverages the potential of generative AI, LLMs and ethical AI in defense operations, and discuss the future impact of generative AI on the DoD.
37:16 1/31/24
Harnessing AI for Social Good with Arnold Kling
Arnold Kling, a Self-Employed Writer, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to discuss the transformative potential of AI in government and society. They explore how AI chatbots will personalize learning and teaching, the dilemma of AI in the culture wars, and how to navigate the thin line between innovation and regulation in AI.
41:49 1/24/24
Generative AI's Tech Creative Revolution with Max Sklar, Host of The Local Maximum Podcast
Max Sklar, Host of The Local Maximum Podcast, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore the evolution and impact of generative AI technology. They dive into the revolutionary impact of generative AI on creativity and expression, the importance of balancing AI innovation and government regulation, and the transformative power of Bayesian thinking.
40:01 1/17/24
AI's Role in Modern Governments with Andreas Braun, Director at PwC Luxembourg for AI and Data Science
Andreas Braun, Director at PwC Luxembourg for AI and Data Science, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to explore how governments can leverage AI to improve citizen services. They discuss the collaboration between AI and governments in Europe, the role of large language models and AI in the public sector, as well as the future of AI.
35:36 1/10/24
AI Adoption in Government and Business with George DelPrete, Managing Director at Cherry Bekaert
George DelPrete, Managing Director at Cherry Bekaert, joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to discuss the challenges and opportunities of IT modernization and artificial intelligence (AI) in the federal government. He shares insightful perspectives on the ongoing struggle with legacy systems, the potential of AI in change management and decision-making, and the crucial need for governance and training.
27:11 1/3/24
AI, Regulation, and Global Dynamics: Reflections and Predictions with Alan Pentz, Founder & CEO at Corner Alliance
In this solo episode, Alan Pentz explores the dynamic AI landscape. Covering the groundbreaking advancements and swift transformations within the field, he delves into the influential roles played by tech giants such as OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and Mistral. He underscores the ongoing discourse around regulation in AI, spotlighting the complexities and variances in regulatory approaches worldwide. The discussion touches on the multifaceted realm of AI's impact on governance, with Alan envisioning its potential to revolutionize policy-making through informed, data-driven decisions. Alan’s reflection encapsulates a nuanced perspective on the AI landscape, navigating the intricate balance between fostering innovation, understanding risks, and harnessing the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future.
26:38 12/27/23
Leveraging AI for Public Policy Advocacy with Alex Wirth, Co-Founder and CEO of Quorum
Alex Wirth, Co-Founder and CEO of Quorum joins this episode of AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz to discuss the impact of AI on public policy advocacy. They explore how Quorum uses AI to track and analyze political and regulatory processes, and the potential for AI to automate tasks and enhance decision-making. They also address concerns about the overwhelming volume of messages received by government officials and the responsible use of AI. Alex also delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in business models and government processes.
34:29 12/20/23

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