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Virtual Report Launch: Artificial Intelligence and the Role of Confidence-Building Measures

Mar 5, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm


Militaries around the world are adopting machine learning to improve their effectiveness. From algorithms to aid in recruiting and promotion, to those designed for surveillance and early warning, to those used directly on the battlefield, applications of artificial intelligence (AI) could shape the future character of warfare. At the same time, these uses could also generate risks for international stability. The use of confidence-building measures, constructed around the shared interests that all countries have in preventing inadvertent war, could potentially reduce these risks and promote international stability.

On March 5, 2021, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted a virtual discussion on AI and the role of confidence-building measures. This event is a part of the CNAS Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative, which explores how the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution could lead to changes in global power, the character of conflict, and crisis stability.

Featuring a Panel Discussion with:

Dr. Michael C. Horowitz
Richard Perry Professor
Director, Perry World House
University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security

Helen Toner
Director of Strategy
Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Georgetown University

Kerstin Vignard
Head, UNIDIR Support Team to the
UN Cyber Negotiations (OEWG and GGE)
United Nations Institute for
Disarmament Research

Moderated by:

Dr. Paul Scharre
Senior Fellow and Director
Technology and National Security
Center for a New American Security

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On March 5, 2021, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted a virtual discussion on AI and the role of confidence-building measures. This event is a part of the...

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AI and International Stability: Risks and Confidence-Building Measures

Exploring the potential use of confidence-building measures built around the shared interests that all countries have in preventing inadvertent war....

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