I am not particularly interested in the second U.S.-North Korea summit meeting taking place this week in Vietnam because it's easy to predict that the possible consequences will not be very significant, if not meaningless. Therefore I'll write about something that I deem much more important.

An intellectually stimulating international conference titled "The AI Think Tank Forum" took place last week in Palo Alto, California. The forum focused on the policy implications of artificial intelligence, the issue of AI and governance and the impact of AI on think tanks and policy research.

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS), where I direct its foreign policy and national security team, not only had the privilege to cosponsor the forum but also to send two of its researchers there. Based on their debriefing, I wish to explain the outcome of this unique and significant landmark conference.