February 28, 2023

“Hyperwar”: How AI Could Cause Wars to Spiral Out of Human Control

Source: Big Think

Four Battlegrounds by Paul Scharre explores the competition between AI superpowers and the four key elements that define this struggle: data, computing power, talent, and institutions.

"AI’s ability to imbue military forces with greater situational awareness, precision, coordination, and speed is likely to result in a battlefield that is faster paced, more transparent, and more lethal. The ability of AI systems to process large amounts of information and take in the totality of action is likely to make it increasingly difficult for military forces to hide, placing a premium on camouflage, deception, and decoys. New tactics will be needed as a result."

Read the full excerpt from Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Paul Scharre on Big Think.

Authors

  • Paul Scharre

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

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