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AI at State: A Conversation with Secretary Blinken

AI at State: A Conversation with Secretary Blinken

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will join Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer Dr. Matthew Graviss for a “A Conversation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at State” on Friday, June 28, at 9:00 a.m. ET at the U.S. Department of State.

Secretary Blinken will deliver keynote remarks on the Department’s accelerated progress in adapting AI to enhance diplomatic efforts, streamline operations, and improve decision-making processes by leveraging advanced technologies. This initiative aligns with Secretary Blinken’s commitment to modernize American Diplomacy, a vision he articulated during his 2021 remarks at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia, emphasizing the need to meet 21st century challenges effectively.

A panel discussion highlighting practical applications of AI within the Department will follow the Secretary’s conversation and will feature: Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya; Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Elizabeth M. Allen; Department of State Chief Information Officer and Head of the Bureau of Diplomatic Technology Dr. Kelly Fletcher; and U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti.

The event will be streamed live on the Department homepage and the Department YouTube channel. Press coverage of the event will be open to pre-registered media. Media who would like to cover in person must RSVP by completing this form by 3:00 p.m. on June 27, 2024.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/ai-at-state-a-conversation-with-secretary-blinken/

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