On October 18th, the Google Government Public Sector Summit convened in Washington, DC, drawing government and industry leaders to discuss the pivotal role of AI in national security. Daston Corporation, a distinguished Premier Google Cloud Partner, proudly co-sponsored the event.

The summit’s central theme emphasized the critical importance of aligning artificial intelligence (AI) and security, asserting that this nexus will define American leadership in AI for decades to come. Google has unequivocally endorsed the White House’s voluntary AI commitments and is making notable strides in their implementation.

To bolster this momentum, Google, alongside government and industry leaders, unveiled their latest report: Building a Secure Foundation for American Leadership in AI. This document calls for a comprehensive approach to tackle pivotal security issues and systematic challenges. It also delineates the myriad opportunities a secure AI foundation can afford the public sector, while offering practical steps for organizations to embark on this journey towards a secure AI future.

One resounding message from the summit was the imperative for organizations to focus on secure AI. AI stands as a transformative innovation that is evolving rapidly. The United States has a unique opportunity to take the lead in safeguarding against potential threats. Furthermore, the past decade of cyber threats underscores the urgency for technology providers to prioritize security proactively. Finally, it’s evident that AI’s evolution will reshape the future of work, presenting an unparalleled chance to refine leadership skills and drive tangible results.

Google’s long standing collaboration with the U.S. public sector has centered on utilizing data to enhance outcomes and streamline operations. Crucially, securely deploying AI forms a cornerstone of this endeavor. Already, the potential of AI to revolutionize key national priorities is evident, from revolutionizing training and skills programs to elevating healthcare solutions.

During the summit, three key organizational building blocks were shared:

  1. Understanding threat actors’ interest in and use of AI capabilities.
  2. Deploying secure AI systems.
  3. Amplifying security through AI.

When implemented effectively, these building blocks can lay the groundwork for a secure foundation for American leadership in AI, maximizing the benefits of AI technologies for all citizens.

Google’s commitment to collaborative, public and private sector innovation underscores their dedication to fortifying our institutions, the digital realm, and people’s safety. The shared efforts of all stakeholders are poised to build on the remarkable progress already achieved, solidifying a foundation for impactful leadership in the secure, trustworthy development of AI and American leadership in AI for years to come.

To delve deeper into this vital subject, you can download the full report today and reach out to our Daston Google team to learn more. This summit has set a strong precedent for the future of AI and security, and we eagerly anticipate the transformative strides that will follow.

About Daston: Daston Corporation, a Google Cloud Premier and SBA Certified HUBZone Small Business that specializes in providing Google Cloud Licensing and Google Certified Professional Support Services. Daston has a highly experienced team of in-house Google Cloud certified experts who can assist US Public Sector Agencies, Commercial Organizations, and Educational Institutions in utilizing Google Workspace solutions for their businesses. With Daston’s expert assistance, organizations can optimize Google solutions to maximize ROI, and receive full cradle-to-grave deployment and migration services. Daston has a proven track record of delivering Google Cloud solutions to hundreds of Federal and State and Local government agencies across the US. Daston has been selected as a Google Partner of the Year (2021, 2023) Public Sector and listed on Inc. Fast 5000 list of top companies (2022, 2023). Daston is also a State of Virginia SWAM vendor. Contact our Google expert today to learn more about our Google solutions.