Thinking about the future is important. Thinking about the future from other perspectives than our own is critical. Especially when it comes to the impact of emerging technologies on conflict and security. I recently wrote an essay for the Royal United Services Institute Newsbrief with SparkCognition colleagues Amir Husain and Wendy R. Anderson that considers the internationalized context of artificial intelligence and its impact on transatlantic security. NATO faces many urgent fiscal, political, and operational issues that, while pressing, should not eclipse planning for the AI era.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a decisive force in the international security environment, with the potential to transform everything from information operations to intelligence analysis to mission planning. Whether NATO takes a unified approach to AI or not is a crucial question for the Alliance to consider.