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CommentaryThe United States Needs a Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
In the coming years, artificial intelligence will dramatically affect every aspect of human life. AI—the technologies that simulate intelligent behavior in machines—will chang...
By Martijn Rasser
CommentaryAmerica Desperately Needs AI Talent, Immigrants Included
The United States is engaged in a global technology competition in artificial intelligence. But while the US government has shown commitment to developing AI systems that will...
By Megan Lamberth
CommentaryThe China Challenge
The United States and China are strategic competitors, and technology is at the center of this competition, critical to economic strength and national security. The United Sta...
By Martijn Rasser, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Paul Scharre
VideoImplementing AI ethics standards at the DoD
Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, discusses the need for ethical AI standards in government, and why it’s important that AI usage reflects our values.Watch the ...
By Robert O. Work
CommentaryPreparing the Military for a Role on an Artificial Intelligence Battlefield
The Defense Innovation Board—an advisory committee of tech executives, scholars, and technologists—has unveiled its list of ethical principles for artificial intelligence (AI)...
By Megan Lamberth
CommentaryArtificial Intel: Time Is Not On America’s Side
The United States reached a crucial milestone on its road to crafting a true national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) this week. On Monday, the National Security Com...
By Martijn Rasser
CommentaryIn Search of Ideas: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Wants You
Americans don’t want to grow old wondering what happened to their country’s place in the world. U.S. global leadership has fostered international institutions, strengthened hu...
By Robert O. Work & Eric Schmidt
PodcastWhat Could Possibly Go Wrong?
War has been a driver of breakthrough technology for a long time. The first waves of artificial intelligence and even the internet came out of DARPA, a defense agency whose or...
By Paul Scharre, Richard Danzig, Arati Prabhakar & Jonathan Wilson
Video2019 Drell Lecture: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
On April 30, 2019, CNAS Technology and National Security Program Director Paul Scharre delivered the 2019 Drell Lecture on the campus of Stanford University. Scharre's remarks...
By Paul Scharre
The nation that leads in the development of artificial intelligence will, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed in 2017, “become the ruler of the world.” That view has b...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryLearning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming
A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future confl...
By Elsa B. Kania
VideoArtificial Intelligence Colloquium: AI R&D Ethics
The responsible advancement and application of AI is a subject of much debate across research, government, defense, and commercial communities. Issues surrounding trust, priva...
By Richard Danzig, Paul Scharre, Patrick Lin & Heather Roff
PodcastCNAS Tech: How (Not) to Talk About AI & Lethality
The U.S. Army recently announced its new Advanced Targeting & Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS program. The announcement generated concern and media headlines about the le...
By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick & Megan Lamberth
PodcastThe White House: Accelerating America's Leadership in Artificial Intelligence
On Thursday, February 28, Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, visited CNAS to discuss the President's Executive Order on Maintaining Ame...
By Paul Scharre & Michael Kratsios
PodcastInside China Tech: Analysing China’s race with the US for AI dominance
This week, Zen Soo looks at how China and the US compete for technological supremacy in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), and how this is affected by the US-China tra...
By Gregory C. Allen
CommentaryWhite House AI Executive Order and DoD AI Strategy
This week, the U.S. government released two major new strategic documents on artificial intelligence. The White House published an executive order by President Trump launching...
By Robert O. Work, Paul Scharre, Gregory C. Allen, Kara Frederick, Michael Horowitz & Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryHow Congress can help ensure US leadership in artificial intelligence
The age of artificial intelligence is upon us. AI is no longer a future technology but a present one. The AI revolution is highly global, with nations such as China playing a ...
By Paul Scharre & Ainikki Riikonen
PodcastFuture of Life Institute: AI and Nuclear Weapons – Trust, Accidents, and New Risks with Paul Scharre and Mike Horowitz
In 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov prevented what could have been a devastating nuclear war by trusting his gut instinct that the algorithm in his early-warning...
By Michael Horowitz & Paul Scharre
CommentaryThe Algorithms of August
An artificial intelligence arms race is coming. It is unlikely to play out in the way that the mainstream media suggest, however: as a faceoff between the United States and Ch...
By Michael Horowitz
CommentaryBeyond Killer Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Resilience in Cyber Space
Recently, one of us spent a week in China discussing the future of war with a group of American and Chinese academics. Everyone speculated about the role of artificial intelli...
By Michael Sulmeyer & Kathryn Dura