In late 2016, the Obama administration published three reports that shared an extraordinary conclusion: advances in machine learning, a technology that allows systems to learn and improve without explicit programming, are enabling a revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI systems become increasingly capable of not only routine tasks like driving a car, but also complicated ones like designing car engines, AI technology will be the driving force behind transformations across both the economy and national security.
Read the full op-ed in Foreign Policy.
More from CNAS
CommentaryThe Coming Revolution in Intelligence Affairs
The U.S. intelligence community must embrace the RIA and prepare for a future dominated by AI—or else risk losing its competitive edge....
By Anthony Vinci
CommentaryBeyond TikTok: Preparing for Future Digital Threats
By the end of September, the American social media landscape will undergo a profound transformation, and we cannot yet map this new terrain. President Donald Trump’s executive...
By Kara Frederick, Chris Estep & Megan Lamberth
TranscriptTranscript from Russian Advances in Military Automation and AI
On Thursday, June 4, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted a virtual discussion on Russian advances in military automation and AI featuring Samuel Bendett, ...
By Samuel Bendett & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Militarization of Artificial Intelligence
Militaries are racing to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of gaining military advantage over competitors. And yet, there is little understanding of AI’s long-te...
By Paul Scharre