Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how people around the world live and work with experts predicting that in the coming years, it could upend entire industries and impact long-standing political, social, and economic institutions. Carnegie aims to anticipate and mitigate the international security challenges emerging in the wake of AI’s proliferation. This includes short-term (zero to five years) challenges that may result from the accidental or intentional misuse of AI in its current form as well as medium-term (five to twenty years) challenges that may result from AI’s regressive impacts on global economic growth and security. By confronting both the short- and medium-term challenges, Carnegie can be responsive to AI’s immediate threats while cultivating a nuanced understanding of its slower and subtler—but equally significant—effects.
Governments across the globe are racing to keep up with the dizzying pace of AI advances. Like the steam engine before it, this technology is changing the world. How should policymakers respond?
The array of new technologies emerging on the world stage, the new threats they can pose, and the associated governance dilemmas highlight a set of common themes.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become a major source of economic value, contributing as much as $2 trillion to today’s global economy. Sophisticated machine learning technology is driving this growth, but not everyone is investing equally—or reaping the rewards.
The technology to create sophisticated fake videos—deepfakes—is getting more advanced with serious implications for governments and businesses.
China is exporting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to other countries, particularly to autocratic-leaning states. Why are countries racing to embrace this new technology?
India cannot and will not compete with China in the AI realm—instead it will play to its advantages by becoming a global AI hub for non-Chinese and non-Western markets.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Carnegie Mellon University host the first session of their joint Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security.