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Mar 29, 2021

In this inaugural episode of Emerging Tech Horizons, ETI’s Dr. Mark Lewis is joined by Jason Matheny to discuss artificial intelligence and the future of defense modernization. Tune in to hear Mark and Jason discuss the recent National Security Commission on AI Report, the race against our peer competitors, attracting and retaining top AI talent, and more.

Jason Matheny Bio:

Jason Matheny is the the Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology and National Security, Deputy Director for National Security in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Coordinator for Technology and National Security at the National Security Council.

Jason Matheny was the Founding Director of Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Previously he was Assistant Director of National Intelligence, and Director of IARPA, responsible for the development of breakthrough technologies for the U.S. intelligence community. Before IARPA, he worked at Oxford University, the World Bank, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Center for Biosecurity, and Princeton University, and was the co-founder of two biotechnology companies.


Jason is a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and the National Academies’ Intelligence Community Studies Board; is a recipient of the Intelligence Community’s Award for Individual Achievement in Science and Technology, the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; and was named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 50 Global Thinkers.” He has served on various White House committees related to artificial intelligence, biosecurity, high-performance computing, and quantum information science. He co-led the National AI R&D Strategic Plan released by the White House in 2016 and was a member of the White House Select Committee on AI, created in 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Duke University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.