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

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 […]

The Risks of Slowing AI Development

The conversation around the speed of AI development can be a controversial one but still, one worth having. Especially when countries like China have publically expressed their commitment to advancing their AI capabilities. In this video, Malcolm Turnbull talks about how slowing AI development in the US will simply put the US at risk of […]

How Will the US Military be Transformed by AI?

Artificial intelligence systems are transforming industries across the board, and the military is no exception. In this video, General John Allen talks about some of the ways AI is already enhancing US military capabilities. General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most […]

Being a Military Leader Means Being an AI Leader

Keeping our military forces safe in wartime is critical. In this video, Malcolm Turnbull talks about the importance of utilizing AI technologies to remain a global leader. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]