September 30, 2020

Dangers of an AI Race

By Paul Scharre

Recent years have seen rapid growth in artificial intelligence (AI), which militaries around the world are adopting into their forces. AI has value across a range of military applications but also brings risks. AI systems have significant safety and security vulnerabilities. Expert Paul Scharre explains how the United States and its allies can work to build international norms for secure, reliable, and trustworthy military AI systems.

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