Artificial Intelligence and Global Security

The CNAS Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative explores how the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution could lead to changes in global power, the character of conflict, and crisis stability. The Initiative also examines the security dimensions of AI safety and prospects for international cooperation.

This research initiative is informed by the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security and the Artificial Intelligence and International Stability Project. The AI Task Force, composed of private industry leaders, former senior government officials, and academic experts, is co-chaired by former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work and Dr. Andrew Moore, Head of Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence. The AI and International Stability Project is building a community of practice from academia, business, and government policymakers to understand how AI is likely to develop and shape the international security environment.

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Transcript from U.S. AI Strategy Event: “The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action”

On January 10, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted a major U.S. AI strategy event. We are pleased to share the transcript of the presentations and panel d...

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The White House: Accelerating America's Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

Feb 28, 2019

Technology & National Security

The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action

Foreword By Robert O. Work We find ourselves in the midst of a technological tsunami that is inexorably reshaping all aspects of our lives. Whether it be in agriculture, finan...

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Learn more about how the United States can maintain its artificial intelligence leadership in a new era of global competition.

Research agenda

The Initiative’s research agenda covers a range of issues related to the implications of the AI revolution for global security, including:

Reports and analysis

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Killer Apps

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...

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The 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...

Technology & National Security

The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action

Foreword By Robert O. Work We find ourselves in the midst of a technological tsunami that is inexorably reshaping all aspects of our lives. Whether it be in agriculture, finan...

Technology & National Security

Artificial Intelligence

Preface by Robert O. Work We are in the midst of an ever accelerating and expanding global revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, with enormous impli...

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Artificial Intelligence and International Security

This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security....

Technology & National Security

Strategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence

This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security...

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The CNAS Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative explores how the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution could lead to changes in global power, the character o...

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