To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Ariel Herbert-Voss is a non-resident research fellow with the Belfer Center Cyber Project as well as a PhD candidate in computer science at Harvard University. She holds affiliate researcher positions at both the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto and the MIT Media Lab. In addition, she is a current fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society. Her research focuses on data exfiltration and exploitation of AI systems, as well as adversary threat modeling to inform policymakers about security implications of AI research. She has discovered a number of exploits in popular AI-based technology products, and presented her findings at venues such as DEF CON. She is co-founder and co-organizer of the DEF CON AI Village, a hacker community focused on communicating the uses and abuses of artificial intelligence technology.
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