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American-Arab discussions on the military use of artificial intelligence in Cairo

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The US First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Stability, and Deterrence, Paul Dean, traveled to Cairo to hold bilateral discussions with the Arab League and Egyptian government officials.

The meetings focused on regional security and risk reduction measures, including discussions on the Political Declaration on the Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy.

Paul Dean is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stabilization at the U.S. Department of State. He simultaneously serves as US Commissioner to the US-Russian Bilateral Advisory Committee, the compliance and implementation body for the New START Treaty.

From 2018 to 2021, Dean served as Legal Counsel at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, where he represented the United States before consent-based international law tribunals and managed the United States’ relationship with the International Criminal Court.

Dean is fluent in many languages, such as Spanish, French, German, Latin, and ancient Greek.

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