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Livestream: House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism

The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing titled, “Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism: Possibilities and Limitations” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.

Witnesses include:

SinoTech

SinoTech: U.S.-China Trade Talks in Beijing Conclude Without Meaningful Progress on Structural Issues

Last week, American and Chinese officials held trade talks in Beijing over a five-day period. From Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, a lower-level American delegation, led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, focused on “technical details” and on the question of enforcement of any possible trade agreement. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 saw high-level talks between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Rep.

Trade and Security

In the Balance: The Future of America’s National Security and Innovation Ecosystem

As the G20 summit in Buenos Aires gets underway, speculation continues to mount over whether U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can achieve a breakthrough that would put a floor under U.S.-China trade tensions and the ever-deteriorating bilateral relationship.

Foreign Policy Essay

Artificial Intelligence and the Security Dilemma

Editor’s Note: We know artificial intelligence will change the very nature of war—but we don't know how. The United States, China, and other powers recognize this transformative potential and, even as they seek to exploit it, fear that others will gain the upper hand in an artificial intelligence arms race. My Brookings colleague Chris Meserole describes how artificial intelligence might produce a new security dilemma and proposes several ways to mitigate the risk.

Daniel Byman

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Foreign Policy Essay

Wars of None: AI, Big Data, and the Future of Insurgency

Editor’s Note: The rapid pace of technological innovation is changing the nature of warfare, and futurists are busy spinning out scenarios of a U.S.-China clash in twenty years involving nano-technology and fully autonomous weapons systems. Yet how will new technologies shape insurgency and counterinsurgency, which conjures up images of guerrillas hiding in Vietnam's jungles? My Brookings colleague Chris Meserole looks at two of the latest books on the subject and assesses how the balance between rebels and government may tilt.

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Artificial Intelligence

The Pentagon’s New Algorithmic-Warfare Team

In April 2017, the Pentagon created an “Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team,” pending a transfer of $70 million from Congress. The premise of this initiative is that maintaining a qualitative edge in war will increasingly require harnessing algorithmic systems that underpin artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Artificial Intelligence

Beyond CFIUS: The Strategic Challenge of China’s Rise in Artificial Intelligence

Congress may soon consider legislation reportedly being drafted by Senator Cornyn that could heighten scrutiny of Chinese investments in artificial intelligence and other sensitive emerging technologies considered critical to U.S. national security interests.

Artificial Intelligence

AlphaGo and Beyond: The Chinese Military Looks to Future “Intelligentized” Warfare

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.

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