Fire. In the wild, it’s a force for destruction. Controlled, it powers civilization’s forward evolution. But containing phenomena—natural or manmade—is a devilish challenge. Innovations that strengthen our defenses can also fuel targeted attacks, so the weaponization of AI to amplify the impact of cyberattacks is enough to give anyone pause. Discussion of its delegation at scale across our organizations is a worthy conversation. What is the path forward to advance and protect human progress? How do we nurture sparks of innovation without burning bridges to the future?