The AI Arms Race: How the U.S. Remains Competitive

Robert Work interviewed by John King.

ai arms race
ai arms race

The race to become the global leader in AI is underway and keeping a competitive edge in the AI arms race is critical for the US. To help us understand how this AI revolution will impact the future of warfare, Secretary Robert Work briefly takes us through the history of some of the biggest technology shifts in the US and how those technological shifts impacted how war was fought in the past.

Secretary Robert O. Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare.

Secretary Work previously served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business of the Pentagon and developing the Department’s $600 billion defense program. He is widely credited for his work with leaders in the Department and the intelligence community on the “Third Offset Strategy,” which aimed to restore U.S. conventional overmatch over its strategic rivals and adversaries. He was awarded DoD’s Distinguished Public Service Award (twice), the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

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