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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
VideoDigital Freedom and Repression
Paul Scharre and Kara Frederick discussed how we can win the digital contest with authoritarian governments....
By Paul Scharre & Kara Frederick
PodcastCNAS Tech: Discussing a Long-Awaited Executive Order on 5G Security
On May 15, President Trump issued an executive order designed to protect the United States from security vulnerabilities in the global communications technology supply chain. ...
By Paul Scharre, Elsa B. Kania & Megan Lamberth
PodcastPaul Scharre Interviewed on the Raw Data Podcast
When we think of killer robots, images of the Terminator, Robocop, and other dystopian movies often spring to mind. These movies usually don’t end well (for the humans, at lea...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CommentaryThe US Military Must Lighten Warfighters’ Loads
In World War II, being an infantryman was the third-deadliest job in the American military, behind bombardiers and submariners. In the years since, technology has woven a cloa...
By Paul Scharre
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
PodcastQuantum Hegemony? China’s Ambitions and the Challenge to U.S. Innovation Leadership
Paul Scharre, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology and National Security program at CNAS, hosts a discussion with Technology and National Security Adjunct Fellow Elsa ...
By Elsa B. Kania & Paul Scharre