March 12, 2019

CNAS Tech: How (Not) to Talk About AI & Lethality

By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick and Megan Lamberth

The U.S. Army recently announced its new Advanced Targeting & Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS program. The announcement generated concern and media headlines about the level of autonomy in ATLAS. Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick, and Megan Lamberth discuss the Army's rollout of the program, the language used in the announcement, and how the DoD responded.

  • Commentary
    • Defense One
    • January 28, 2020
    Great Powers Must Talk to Each Other About AI

    Imagine an underwater drone armed with nuclear warheads and capable of operating autonomously. Now imagine that drone has lost its way and wandered into another state’s territ...

    By Elsa B. Kania & Dr. Andrew Imbrie

    • Commentary
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • January 24, 2020
    The AI regulation wave is coming: Industry should ride it

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    By Martijn Rasser

  • 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

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