July 25, 2017

CNAS Launches Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative

By Neal Urwitz

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced a major new project, the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative. The Initiative will research the effects of the artificial intelligence revolution on the character of conflict, shifting power dynamics, and even fundamental elements of power.

“We are at the beginning of a new industrial revolution powered by artificial intelligence,” said Paul Scharre, Director of the CNAS Technology and National Security Program, who will lead the Initiative. “AI is already beginning to have applications across a range of industries, and economists predict major disruptions in the labor market and the economy as a whole. AI will similarly have a significant impact on international security. The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative will explore how AI will change conflict and power, and provide recommendations for policymakers to cope with the changes ahead.”

Gregory Allen, an Adjunct Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program who recently completed a major report on AI and international security, is also involved in the Initiative.

In addition to producing articles, reports, and briefings for key audiences, the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative will host a large, all-day conference on artificial intelligence in the fall.

For more information, please contact Neal Urwitz at nurwitz@cnas.org or call 202-457-9409.

  • Neal Urwitz

    Director of External Relations

    Neal Urwitz is the Director of External Relations at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Urwitz is responsible for the organization’s media relations, ...