Capt. Michael Kanaan

Director of Operations

U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence

Captain Michael Kanaan was the former co-chair of artificial intelligence for the U.S. Air Force and currently is the Director of Operations for the Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator. He was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list and received the US Government's 68th Arthur S. Flemming Award (an honor shared by past recipients Neil Armstrong, Robert Gates, and Elizabeth Dole). Kanaan is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and previously led a National Intelligence Campaign for Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq.