Technology is changing our lives. Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, autonomy, cyber-physical systems, networking and social media, and disinformation are profoundly altering the national security landscape. Nation-states have new tools at their disposal for political influence as well as new vulnerabilities to attacks. Non-state groups and individuals are empowered by social media and radical transparency. Artificial intelligence and automation raise profound questions about the role of humans in conflict and war.
CNAS’ Technology and National Security program explores the policy challenges associated with these and other emerging technologies. A key focus of the program is bringing together the technology and policy communities to better understand these challenges and together develop solutions.
Executive Summary The U.S. monopoly on drones has ended. More than 30 nations already have or are developing armed drones, and at least 90 nations, as well as some non-state a...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Lauren Fish, Michael Horowitz, Alexandra Sander & Paul Scharre
Congressional TestimonyPaul Scharre before the Subcommittee on Airland of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Adapting the Force to Emerging Challenges Chairman Cotton, Ranking Member King, and distinguished Senators, thank you for inviting me to testify today. We are at a time of bot...
By Paul Scharre
VideoThe AI Revolution, Paul Scharre the Director, Future of Warfare Initiative
Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security at the Center for a New American Security. His talk on Artificial Intelligence and the Fut...
By Paul Scharre