Secretary Wilson to deliver speech in Rapid City June 25

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While visiting South Dakota, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is scheduled to deliver a lecture June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

Sponsored by the Classics Institute at Dakota State University, Wilson will speak on “Computers and War”— examining the changes brought to warfare by the technology revolution.

The event is part of “The Cultural Consequences of Computers,” a lecture series the Classics Institute has arranged around the state.

In her lecture, Secretary Wilson will consider military power and engagement, as these have developed in our age of digitization. The event, according to Dr. Joseph Bottum, director of the Classics Institute, is an astonishingly important opportunity to hear a senior military official contemplating the uses of artificial intelligence, smart weapons, and instant communications in an underdeveloped area of military ethics and just-war theory.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Airmen are encouraged to attend.