Defense Innovation, AI, and the Future of the Military - with Steve Blank of Stanford University

06.22.2021 - By The AI in Business Podcast

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Today we are kicking off a series of episodes about the topic of AI in Defence. Today's guest is Steve Blank, arguable one of the best-known Silicon Valley thinkers alive today, author of the book "The Startup Owner's Manual," and is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches about innovation and innovation in modern war. Today Steve speaks to us about how innovation has to operate within the military and what the US Department of Defence might do better to adopt future technologies and evolve more quickly in the face of a competent adversary in the form of China. Steve holds no bar, and his level of honesty is surprising on the matter. For those of you interested in the global dynamics of power, this will be a fascinating episode. For those interested in making big enterprises and organizations evolve and what kind of systems and leaders thinking has to evolve within them, Steve provides some gems that are immediately applicable in any industry. If you've enjoyed or benefited from some of the insights of this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple podcasts, and let us know what you learned, found helpful, or liked most about this show!

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