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What Are the Risks of Slowing AI Development?

Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015-2018). He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, first from 2008 to 2009 when he was also Leader of the Opposition, and a second time from 2015 to 2018. He was the MP for Wentworth in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2018.

What’s at Stake in the AI Arms Race?

General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most seasoned wartime commanders, Gen. Allen served the nation as a Marine Corps four-star General, and as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, President Barack […]

How Will AI Transform the Military?

General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most seasoned wartime commanders, Gen. Allen served the nation as a Marine Corps four-star General, and as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, President Barack […]

The Human Element: Sci-Fi Narratives Offer Insight Into the Future of Conflict

Science fiction was a leading indicator for invention and innovation during the 20th century, particularly during periods of profound technological and social change. It served as both commentary and inspiration after World War II, through the Cold War, and in the 1990s, when the advent of the Internet began to further narrow the gap between […]

Robert Work Envisions the Path Forward for AI

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, dubbed Sputnik, into Earth’s orbit as the world watched in awe. This metal sphere, only the size of a beach ball, ended up spurring a technological “space race” between two competing adversaries and created a tension that has lingered for decades. The Sputnik […]

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 […]

AI Goes To Flight School

In 2017, a shortage of pilots in the Air Force flight training reached a margin of over 2,000 pilots in the coming years, a problem echoed by other branches of the military. Low recruiting numbers are compounded by declining retention of trained pilots, as civilian airline carriers (who are facing shortages of their own) have […]

The OODA Loop: Why Timing Is Everything

  Warfare is undergoing a shift of a historic magnitude. As countries invest more heavily in battlefield technology, countries without AI in their arsenal will find it increasingly difficult to compete. It may seem like a stretch to claim that AI will soon become a prerequisite for military success. But the truth is that AI […]

American’s Third Offset Strategy

One of the most famous concepts in evolutionary biology is the Red Queen hypothesis. It takes its name from a passage in “Through the Looking Glass,” in which the eponymous queen states that “it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Similarly, the hypothesis states that organisms must continually […]

China and its Growing AI Advantage

Maintaining a leadership position in any endeavor requires significant investment and creativity. This is especially true for an industry changing as quickly as tech, when the race to market can make or break an entire ecosystem. The United States received a harsh reminder of this in the 1980s when facing fierce technological competition from Japan. […]