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The Next Space Race is AI … and We’re Losing it

Nearly 60 years ago, then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson seized his colleagues with a stark Cold War warning. Whoever wins the space race, he predicted, would gain “control, total control, over the Earth for purposes of tyranny or for the service of freedom.” The United States won that race by reaching the moon and […]

On Hyperwar

Originally published in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine.  2 January 2018: Abandon Ship The battle damage was devastating, and constituted the beginning of what the United States soon would discover was a widespread, strategic attack. The guided-missile destroyer had not recognized that its systems were under cyber-attack before the situation turned kinetic. The speed of […]

AI on the Battlefield

Autonomy is coming to warfare, and some would say it’s already here. Weapon systems driven by artificial intelligence algorithms will soon be making potentially deadly decisions on the battlefield. This transition is not theoretical. The immense capability of large numbers of autonomous systems represents a revolution in warfare that no country can ignore. As we […]