Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Here's one cautionary line: "Militaries are competing to develop and field a technology that is unreliable and insecure. Why I finished it: This book dragged for me… and I’m not sure if it was subject or my circumstances. Scharre also throws in a few platitudes about how the US is better due to democracy, and checks and balances. Interestingly the author proposes some against the grain strategies wrt to cooperation with rather than competing against authoritarian illiberal regimes such as the CCP. It detailed face scanning technology the Uyghur detention and "reeducation" campaigns, along with the social credit score and even gait detection on how you walk.

Lastly, hopefully this was an issue limited to the DoD Library’s copy of the audiobook on Libby, but it was one 13-hour track!In this riveting book on AI and power by one of the leading strategists of our time, Paul Scharre highlights an existential challenge: as Americans and Chinese militarize ever more powerful AI to avoid ceding control to each other, they risk ceding too much power to machines. Those comments seem mostly true, but carefully selected to overstate the differences between the countries.

Four Battlegrounds is an essential book for everyone involved in American leadership and American defense, because it outlines the challenges we face and explains the key components that will determine our success in using this important new technology to support American power and American ideals.He suggests that in the long term, AI might have dramatic effects such as reliably predicting which side will win a war, which presumably would cause the losing side to concede. And all of us, the author urges, must become “poverty abolitionists…refusing to live as unwitting enemies of the poor. Governments would be wise to channel and use these tools to enhance national security as an adjunct to their other tools and resources. In summary, "Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" provides deep insights into the multifaceted world of AI, offering a comprehensive examination of its implications on politics, technology, and humanity as a whole. S.-based technology multinationals — including IBM and Google — begin modestly investing in the continent’s AI potential, seeking to link technological innovation in public health and medicine with a burgeoning, tech-savvy youth demographic.

Scharre’s work serves as an excellent invitation for both regional and interdisciplinary conversations on the role of AI in the future of power and warfare, with immediate implications for MENA states actively working to digitally transform. Like mechanization or electricity before it, artificial intelligence will touch every aspect of our lives―and cause profound disruptions in the balance of global power, especially among the AI superpowers: China, the United States, and Europe. The idea of the US positioning its AI as safer and more reliable than those produced by Russia or China, due to more extensive testing, is intriguing and quite possible.Scharre delves deeply into each area, noting that fundamental differences between authoritarian China and democratic U. The reader is reminded at appropriate intervals that machine learning-based systems are fundamentally limited, constrained to the types of data they are trained on and narrowly applicable, are generally brittle, and lack after-the-fact explainability.

China technological decoupling is an unavoidable risk for MENA states, triggering, as Mohammed Soliman observes, “a growing digital divide” between a subregion of Gulf states, North African economies, and the Levant “that exacerbates the challenges of finding a digitally capable workforce.It simultaneously assesses states’ willingness to adopt the technology in reference to these four components. He outlined a scary Orwellian piece about how you can't even send WeChat payments that use the dates of the Tiananmen Massacre in them.

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