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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at Purdue Symposium on Ethics, Technology, and the Future of War and Security

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was featured as a keynote at Purdue Ideas Festival symposium.

Posted: May 14, 2019 4:58 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue University's symposium on Ethics, Technology, and the Future of War and Security was held in the Buchanan Room in Ross-Ade Stadium.

Various keynote speakers spoke about the use of artificial intelligence in present and future wars, and the ethical, legal, and social implications related to the use of A.I.

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, was one of the featured keynote speakers for the event. He serves as the principal intelligence advisor to the President

The former U.S. Senator chatted with President Mitch Daniels about his fondness of the University. Coats said Purdue graduates are exactly what the National Intelligence community needs to continue making great leaps in technology and discovery.

“I know that Purdue's mission is to produce graduates that act with honesty and integrity, and adhere to the utmost standards of moral and ethical values in support of the highest standards of excellence,” Coats said. “That is what we strive for in the intelligence community.”

He said he is always impressed by the quality of work and dedication coming from Purdue graduates.

“The graduates that I meet on my visits reflect the best of this university,” explained Coats. “They're innovative thinkers and leaders who have integrity, and who are trustworthy.”

While Coats may have graduated from Indiana University, he closed his speech by telling the audience to, “Boiler Up!”

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