Professor Kenneth Payne

Kenneth Payne is Professor of Strategy at King’s College London, where he researches the role of Artificial Intelligence in national security. He’s the author of four books on strategy, most recently I Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict. This book looked ahead to the battlefield of the near future and considered the prospects for creative artificial strategists. I Warbot was named a book of the year by The Economist newspaper and the leading academic journal, International Affairs.

Professor Payne is a Commissioner of the Global Commission for Responsible AI in the Military Domain. He has appeared before Parliamentary committees in the UK and Netherlands, and currently serves as Specialist Advisor to the UK Parliament’s Defence Committee for its work on AI. He contributed to the US National Security Commission on AI, and has been invited to consult with the UN Secretary General’s recently formed high-level advisory body on AI.