Artificial Intelligence

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Intersecting black lines form the shape of a human eye.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Seeing Like a Data Structure

| May 23, 2024

Our data-centric way of seeing the world isn't serving us well. Barath Raghavan and Bruce Schneier argue that we need new socio-technical systems that leave room for the inherent messiness of reality.

This photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Saturday, April 20, 2024, shows an unmanned aerial vehicle drop a dummy bomb during its flight as Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visits the training ground of the Moscow Military District.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

AI Agents in Diplomacy – Promoting Stability or Chaos?

| May 22, 2024

In the current race for AI supremacy, the focus has been on development and deployment across military and economic domains. What will the world look like if AGI agents introduce new incentives for novel decision making? It may generate a cautious, calculated landscape of predictable actions or it may open the door to chaos, characterized by unpredictable, high stakes actions meant to throw the algorithm and the adversary off balance. Considering these issues now provides us an opportunity to think through the consequences and guide policies and practices meant to develop steady international relations in the future. 

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Analysis & Opinions - The Cipher Brief

Ten Answers to Skeptic’s Questions on Ukraine

| Apr. 01, 2024

As I and former colleagues with long experience in Russia speak on the need to support Ukraine, we are repeatedly asked the same skeptical questions. The queries reveal that our assumptions about the facts, nature, and stakes of the war are not universally shared. Here’s my crack at some of the most common questions posed by Ukraine aid skeptics, along with the answers I would offer.

Sam Altman, Chris Cox, and James Manyika at APEC

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Analysis & Opinions - Brookings Institution

How Public AI Can Strengthen Democracy

| Mar. 04, 2024

Just three Big Tech firms control two-thirds of the global market for cloud computing resources used to develop AI models. This centralization results in AI systems designed to serve corporate interests. Publicly developed and owned AI models and computing infrastructure could democratize the technology itself, creating an open platform for innovation and offering guarantees about the availability, equitability, and sustainability of AI technology. The U.S. should establish a federal services agency dedicated to AI to democratize the field while prioritizing the impact of AI models on democracy.