We now live in a world where connecting the dots between intel and modeling threats has become infinitely more complex: not only is the surface area to protect larger than ever, but the entry points and issues are more diverse than ever. This conversation, with Gregory Allen, a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and co-author of the Belfer Center report on AI and National Security; Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Chief Marketing Officer of Shield AI and the author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley's War; Ryan Tseng, CEO and Co-founder of Shield AI; and a16z’s Hanne Tidnam, considers AI and automation in the context of national security.
Given the nature of today's conflict situations — which are over the last few decades increasingly in urban environments, in counterinsurgency operations, and often in ‘boots on the ground’ environments where it is very difficult for service to distinguish between civilians and combatants — how can new autonomous technologies actually improve how we protect the lives of servicemen and women on the ground? How might they enhance critical human decision making moment to moment, to save more lives? And more broadly, how is AI shifting national security power dynamics around the globe?
Listen to the a16z podcast here.
More from CNAS
CommentaryBiden team needs some quick wins on tech policy
America’s strength has been anchored in its scientific and technological prowess....
By Martijn Rasser & Megan Lamberth
CommentarySharper: Day One
The Biden-Harris administration will confront a range of national security challenges from the moment it takes office....
By Chris Estep
ReportsNetworked: Techno-Democratic Statecraft for Australia and the Quad
Australia is well positioned to lead the Quad to achieve important technology policy objectives....
By Martijn Rasser
VideoYouTube blocks the president from uploading new content on his official account
The United States has grossly failed to achieve a peaceful transfer of power....
By Kara Frederick