Should We Fear an AI Arms Race?

This past summer, many of the titans of technology, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, signed onto a letter calling for a ban on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to advanced weapons systems. Subscribe Receive daily email updates: Subscribe to Defense One Today. Be the first to receive updates. Authors Andrew Lohn is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation. Andrew Parasiliti is director ofthe Center for Global Risk & Security at the RAND Corporation. William Welser IV is director of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the RAND Corporation. The call for a ban is directly at odds with the Pentagon’s plans for future warfare, which include an increased emphasis on AI and unmanned systems, especially in cyberspace and where communications are slow such as undersea. Deputy Defense…


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