NATO Decision-making: Promises and Perils of the Big Data Age
International Academic Conference organized online by IAI, University of Bologna and the NATO Allied Command Transformation, on 17TH November 2020.
The conference focused on technological changes affecting the international security environment, and particularly on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in relation to hybrid threats and political processes within the Alliance.
The conference has been structured in one plenary session to set the scene, and three parallel Working Groups. The Working Groups focused respectively on: Data and decision-making: changes, risks and opportunities; Hybrid threats to Allied decision-making; NATO, big data and automation: decisions and consensus.
More than 60 representatives from academia, think tanks, NATO agencies and commands, as well as from EU institutions and the private sector, have participated in the event. It is the 7th edition of the of the Academic Conferences series started in 2011 in Bologna.
The papers presented during the event and the Working Groups’ Reports have been released in an ad hoc publication.