November 21, 2016

A Revolution in Artificial Intelligence

By Paul Scharre

The Cipher Brief: Where do you see the future of warfare in terms of incorporating artificial intelligence into weapons systems?

Paul Scharre: We are at the beginning of a revolution in artificial intelligence. There are any number of applications for all sorts of industries, and it seems inevitable that militaries will use them as well. Many of these applications are not very contentious—things like better logistics or data processing. But when it comes to how much freedom, or autonomy, is given to machines, it becomes a contentious issue when considering weapons and lethal force.

Read the full interview at The Cipher Brief

  • Transcript
    • January 17, 2020
    Transcript from U.S. AI Strategy Event: “The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action”

    On January 10, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted a major U.S. AI strategy event. We are pleased to share the transcript of the presentations and panel d...

    By Robert O. Work, Paul Scharre, Martijn Rasser, Megan Lamberth, Ainikki Riikonen, Dr. Lynne Parker & Olivia Zetter

  • Podcast
    • January 16, 2020
    Episode 26 - Paul Scharre

    What are autonomous weapons systems? How are they used in modern warfare? And how do we strengthen international cooperation? In this episode, the Director of the Technology a...

    By Paul Scharre

  • Podcast
    • January 15, 2020
    Robots That Kill

    By Paul Scharre

  • Commentary
    • War on the Rocks
    • January 14, 2020
    The AI Literacy Gap Hobbling American Officialdom

    Rarely is there as much agreement about the importance of an emerging technology as exists today about artificial intelligence (AI). Rightly or wrongly, a 2019 survey of 1,000...

    By Michael Horowitz & Lauren Kahn

View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia