I know I’m getting old when it seems like even the basics in so many fields are changing faster than I can possibly keep up with. Cultural, technological and economic changes make headlines more and more often, but I have a feeling that we haven’t seen anything yet. This is a fairly comprehensive set of thoughts about the ramifications of AI on national security, but to me it could be called “The Dark Side.”
If AI isn’t your thing, a quick scan through the Executive Summary might still prove interesting and thought provoking.
Future progress in AI has the potential to be a transformative
national security technology, on a par with nuclear weapons,
aircraf, computers, and biotech.
- Each of these technologies led to signifcant changes in the
strategy, organization, priorities, and allocated resources of the
U.S. national security community.
- We argue future progress in AI will be at least equally
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has predicted
that advances in AI and related technologies will lead to a dramatic
decline in demand for labor such that the United States
“may have a third of men between the ages of 25 and 54 not
working by the end of this half century.
AI and National Security