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CommentaryKara Frederick on Fox & Friends: What happens when next generation tech falls into the wrong hands?
Kara Frederick, associate fellow in the CNAS Technology and National Security program, joins Fox News' Fox & Friends to discuss her Wall Street Journal essay, "The Authori...
By Kara Frederick
PodcastPodcast: The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit
A new set of technological tools—some of them now maturing, others poised to emerge over the coming decade—seem destined to wind up in the hands of autocrats around the world....
By Richard Fontaine, Kara Frederick & Paul Scharre
CommentaryThe Autocrat’s New Tool Kit
Chinese authorities are now using the tools of big data to detect departures from “normal” behavior among Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region—and then to identify each su...
By Richard Fontaine & Kara Frederick
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
PodcastThe future of war: Autonomous weapons, AI, and cyberwarfare
How will emerging technologies shape the conduct and consequences of war? And how will they impact civilian security? Today on Displaced, Loren DeJonge Schulman and Erin Simps...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman & Erin Simpson
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
CommentaryWhy China’s Military Wants to Beat the US to a Next-Gen Cell Network
The race for 5G — the next-generation cell-network technology that promises high speed, low latency, and high throughput — has emerged as a new frontier of rivalry in U.S.-Chi...
By Elsa B. Kania
China is positioning itself as a powerhouse in quantum science, posing a challenge to U.S. national security and innovation leadership. Elsa B. Kania, an Adjunct Fellow at CNA...
By Elsa B. Kania, John Costello & Paul Scharre
PodcastAutonomous Weapons and the Future of War
What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Paul Scharre
CommentaryCongress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence
This week the U.S. Congress will hold hearings focusing on the Defense Department’s progress on artificial intelligence, a critical technology area. On the agenda is the new N...
By Paul Scharre & Michael Horowitz
VideoCNAS’ Scharre, Lockheed’s Maxwell on Onyx Exoskeleton and Super Soldiers
Paul Scharre, director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security, and Keith Maxwell, the project manager of Lockheed Martin’s O...
By Paul Scharre & Keith Maxwell
PodcastEp. 27: CENTCOM's Gen. Votel; Exosuits and super soldiers; Weaponizing social media and more
This week on the program: • During a flight over Turkmenistan this week, America’s top commander in the Middle East spoke by phone with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baro...
By Paul Scharre & Lauren Fish
PodcastDavid Cohen talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters" podcast
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Cohen, former Deputy Director of the CIA and Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelli...
By David Cohen
CommentaryStrategic competition beyond confrontation with China
The Trump administration is undertaking a historic reorientation of U.S. policy towards China. The 2018 National Defense Strategy highlighted the “reemergence of long-term, st...
By Elsa B. Kania
PodcastPaul Scharre on Here & There Podcast
Paul Scharre joins Dave Marash on the Here & There podcast to discuss new technological developments in warfare, from artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to the rol...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryHow to Defend Against Foreign Influence Campaigns: Lessons from Counter-Terrorism
Two weeks ago, a grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted seven Russian intelligence officers for state-sponsored hacking and influence operations. Both U.S. Attorney General Jeff ...
By Kara Frederick
CommentaryFor Japan, a Winning Formula is Cyber Defense and Innovation Offense
The already great and increasing importance of the cyber domain in strategic competition makes the need for Japan to advance its cyber-security and technology entrepreneurship...
By Krista Auchenbach & Daniel Kliman