conferences and topics (2024)

Universidad de Granada

Artificial Intelligence has been growing exponentially and playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of human life. AI has demonstrated its ability to transform industries, improve efficiency in various areas and open up new possibilities in research. However, one of the most impactful and, at the same time, challenging aspects is the footprint AI is leaving in the security and defense domain. In a world characterized by the complexity of threats and the constant evolution of conflicts, AI has been able to develop military strategies and operations. Speaker William Marcelino will address this issue to ensure a balance between the transformative power of technology and the preservation of global security.

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William Marcelino – Ponente Defensa y Yo 4.0
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist: Professor of Policy Analytics, Pardee Rand Graduate School

Bill Marcellino is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a professor of political analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and Johns Hopkins University. He trained as a sociolinguist and corpus linguist, and at RAND develops AI applications, including RAND-Lex, RAND’s proprietary text analysis suite. Marcellino teaches classes in text analysis and natural language processing (NLP), as well as qualitative research methods. His research focuses on information as a warfare function, the application and acquisition of AI technology for the Department of Defense, military resilience, and disinformation and conspiracy theories in social networks. He also helps lead RAND’s AI development in specialized LLM and LLM-enabled applications. He has also served as a U.S. Marine Corps tank officer and enlisted rifleman. Marcellino received his PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alberto Bueno
Assistant Professor Doctor in Political Science at the University of Granada

He is an associate member of the Peace and Conflict Institute of the University of Granada, Norwegian Centre for security and resilience (UTSYN) and associate professor at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Leipzig (Germany). He is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. His main research interests are strategic culture studies, civil-military relations, and military and defense policy. He is a regular contributor to national and international media.