This is the third post in my series about the counterintelligence implications of artificial intelligence (AI). The first two are here and here. I’ll start this one with a story.
Jim Baker is a deputy general counsel and Vice President, Legal, at Twitter, Inc. He is also a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. He is the former general counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his current or former employers.
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In the first part of this series on the counterintelligence implications of artificial intelligence (AI), I discussed AI and counterintelligence at a high level and described some features of each that I think are particularly relevant to understanding the intersection between the two fields. That general discussion leads naturally to one particular counterintelligence question related to AI: How do we identify, understand and protect our most valuable AI assets?
The president’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal violations, including making certain unlawful campaign contributions. The case was brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. That office is part of the executive branch, and the president is the head of that branch.
Artificial intelligence will change the world. Because so many people and companies believe this, AI and the entire technological ecosystem in which it functions are highly valuable to private-sector organizations and nation-states. That means that nations will try to identify, steal, and corrupt or otherwise counteract the AI and related assets of others, and will use AI against each other in pursuit of their own national interests.