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The New Dogs of War: The Future of Weaponized Artificial Intelligence

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Army Cyber Institute


This report contemplates the future threats the United States may face from the evolution of artificial intelligence. Focused on weaponized AI—artificial intelligence used as a weapon, intentionally or otherwise—the report examines how next generation threat actors could use AI and advanced machine learning techniques against the U.S. military, government, industry, and private citizens. The report identified three key threats (surveillance and coercion, the AI weapons factory, and the careless destabilization of national security) as well as actions necessary by academia, non-profits, industry, government, and individuals to mitigate, disrupt, or recover from possible threats.

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