July 30, 2019

Algorithmic Warfare: Academia Key to Maintaining U.S. Lead in AI

Featuring Kara Frederick, and Elsa B. Kania

Source: National Defense

Journalist Yasmin Tadjdeh

Academic institutions will be critical to sustaining the United States’ overmatch in artificial intelligence technology, experts say.

While countries around the world are investing big in AI, the United States’ advantage is in its talent pipeline and universities, said Dana Deasy, the Defense Department’s chief information officer.

“There is no doubt in my mind that we continue to have the most exquisite capability in terms of people, academic talent [and] startups as a nation,” he told reporters during a recent meeting in Washington, D.C.

While experts can run stats and figures that compare the amount of money adversarial nations are investing in AI to the United States, Washington still has the upper hand, he added.

Read the full article and more in National Defense.

Authors

  • Kara Frederick

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Kara Frederick is a Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Kara helped create and lea...

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on Chinese m...