Omelas, Inc Launches Non-Profit Foundation

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New foundation spurs education and understanding of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, in the context of national security. The dizzying speed of transformation and innovation places new demands on policymakers to understand the state of the art and the state of the possible to maintain American leadership.

Technological innovations, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and cryptocurrency, are developing and being implemented faster than ever. Each day policymakers and senior leaders across the government are asked to make critical decisions as to which areas to invest in and explore, and which programs to defund or de-emphasize. Yet too often new technology means new terminology, a crowded field of jargon that even the savviest can find confusing.

As a company founded on the power of emerging technologies to unlock insights to prevent and counter violence, we know firsthand that technological innovation – properly applied – can save lives. At the same time, we have seen how bad actors can use this same technology to undermine stability and disrupt the lives of the innocent.

To help keep technology-driven innovation a priority and equip policymakers with the most up to date knowledge and tools they need, we have established a nonprofit, the Omelas Foundation, based in Washington, DC. The Omelas Foundation will focus on knowledge dissemination, education and collaboration with vital partners. It will share good practices and sponsor dialogue on the best way forward in using AI/ML to advance US national security and prosperity. The Foundation has already begun its work, embarking on two prominent projects with interdisciplinary partners.

Omelas Foundation will foster education at the intersection of emerging technologies and national security. The Foundation will function separately from Omelas, Inc, although the two organizations may partner on specific projects. Led by its own Board of Directors, the Foundation will work with partners to create user-friendly, accessible insights that demystify the field and equip policymakers to make informed decisions to maintain U.S. leadership in technological innovation.

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Omelas is a technology company that maps the online information environment pertaining to security risks and threats. Working with both public and private sectors, it is operational in a dozen countries around the world. Headquartered in New York City, it has offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

For more information about Omelas, please visit https://omelas.co

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