October 06, 2017

China, Russia and the U.S. are running neck-and-neck in an AI military arms race.

Featuring Gregory C. Allen

Source: 13D Research

A new Harvard Kennedy School study concludes AI could revolutionize war as much as nuclear weapons have done. China and Russia have also reached effective technological-military parity with the U.S. But, America does not have a roadmap like China, which plans to dominate AI by 2030, while Russia will make 30% of its military equipment robotic by 2025. Putin warns: “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all of humankind. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

Software is eating the world’s militaries across a range of systems — including modular digital components that can be quickly interchanged on military equipment, new drones with “bird-like agility,” and AI-powered missile systems. The key differentiator is the ability to effectively utilize the new information and increased computing capacity, highlights a Fast Company analysis, in order to improve military tactics and strategy.

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  • Gregory C. Allen

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Gregory C. Allen is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Technology and National Security Program. Mr. Allen focuses on the intersec...