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Author Allen, Gregory C., author

Title Artificial intelligence and national security / Greg Allen, Taniel Chan
Published Cambridge, MA : Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (120 pages) : color illustration
Series Belfer Center paper
Belfer Center study
Contents Part 1. The transformative potential of artificial intelligence. Implications for military superiority -- Implications for information superiority -- Implications for economic superiority -- Part 2. Learning from prior transformative technology cases. Key technology management aspects -- Government technology management approach -- Government management approach "scorecard" -- AI technology profile : a worst-case scenario? -- Lessons learned -- Part 3. Recommendations for artificial intelligence and national security. Preserving U.S. technological leadership -- Supporting peaceful use of AI technology -- Mitigating catastrophic risk -- Conclusion
Summary "Partially autonomous and intelligent systems have been used in military technology since at least the Second World War, but advances in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) represent a turning point in the use of automation in warfare. Though the United States military and intelligence communities are planning for expanded use of AI across their portfolios, many of the most transformative applications of AI have not yet been addressed. In this piece, we propose three goals for developing future policy on AI and national security: preserving U.S. technological leadership, supporting peaceful and commercial use, and mitigating catastrophic risk. By looking at four prior cases of transformative military technology -- nuclear, aerospace, cyber, and biotech -- we develop lessons learned and recommendations for national security policy toward AI"--Publisher's web site
Notes "A study on behalf of Dr. Jason Matheny, Director of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)."
"July 2017."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-120)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (BCSIA, viewed on July 21, 2017)
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Military applications -- United States
National security -- United States
Artificial intelligence -- Military applications.
National security.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Taniel, author
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, publisher