National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Releases Final Report

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) recently released their Final Report which finds the U.S. government is not adequately prepared “to defend the United States in the coming AI era” and needs to “invest substantially more resources in AI innovation to protect its security, promote its prosperity, and safeguard the future of democracy.”

The NSCAI is an independent commission formed by Section 1051 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115-232)  “to consider the methods and means necessary to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.” The commission’s past updates include an Initial Report as well as an Interim Report.

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Interactive Final Report presents “an integrated national strategy to reorganize the government, reorient the nation, and rally our closest allies and partners to defend and compete in the coming era of AI-accelerated competition and conflict.” The first part “outlines the stakes, explains what the United States must do to defend against the spectrum of AI-related threats, and recommends how the U.S. government can responsibly use AI technologies to protect the American people and our interests. The second part “addresses the critical elements of the AI competition and recommends actions the government must take to promote AI innovation to improve national competitiveness and protect critical U.S. advantages. The recommendations are designed as interlocking and mutually reinforcing actions that must be taken together.”

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