March 07, 2018

Genius Machines: The Next Decade of Artificial Intelligence

Featuring Elsa B. Kania, and Paul Scharre

Source: Defense One

In just the last five years, artificial intelligence has evolved from a staple of science fiction to a real-world magnet for large-scale investment, wonder, and hype. Increases in computing power and the emergence of large data sets to train ever more powerful machine learning algorithms have created real world applications and success stories. And both trends are expected to accelerate into the 2020s. The United States government, led by the Department of Defense, has bet its future on a strategy that allows human operators to outperform adversaries by teaming with artificial intelligence on the land, sea, in the air, space and cyberspace. But the U.S. is not alone. China has made surpassing the United States in AI research a cornerstone of its 2030 strategy. And Russia, too, is making strategic research and business investments. President Vladimir Putin has famously said that whatever country leads in AI will “rule the world.”

This summit will showcase the researchers, business, government leaders and soldiers that are designing, funding, and shaping the future of artificial intelligence. Come for a full day to learn about the cutting-edge inventions, the newest business strategies, and the life-and-death, battlefield applications of the most important technology of the 21st Century.

Watch the footage from the submit in Defense One.


  • 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. Her research focuses on Chinese military...

  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. His firs...