AlphaGo’s historic defeat of Lee Sedol in their 2016 match and its latest successes against world champion Go player Ke Jie during last month’s Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China have demonstrated the power and potential of artificial intelligence.
Elsa B. Kania is an adjunct senior fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She is also a doctoral student in Harvard University's Department of Government. Her research focuses on Chinese military innovation, information operations and emerging technologies. Her views are her own.
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While China has become a driving force for the proliferation of UAVs worldwide through its extensive and increasing exports, China’s own use of these systems could also influence global norms regarding their employment.