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Wing Commander Keith Dear
Wing Commander Keith Dear is a Royal Air Force (UK) Intelligence Officer currently serving as the Innovation lead in the UK’s Joint Warfare directorate. He is an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) where he has recently guest edited a special issue of the RUSI Journal on artificial intelligence, and was co-executive producer for RUSI’s Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare initiative. He is a Chief of the Air Staff’s Fellow, Research Fellow at Oxford’s Changing Character of War Programme. He holds a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. In 2011 he was awarded King’s College London’s O’Dwyer-Russell prize for his MA studies in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. He co-leads the Defence Entrepreneurs’ Forum (UK) and was founder and CEO of Airbridge Aviation, a not-for-profit start-up dedicated to delivering humanitarian aid by cargo drones.