Beyond Ukraine: AI and the Next US-Russia Confrontation

Article from Centre for International Governance Innovation This latest crisis should be seen as an opportunity to resolve long-standing challenges and to put new agreements in place to avoid future conflicts. Two titans from the Cold War era seem set to go another round, this time over the prospect of Ukraineís membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which the United States calls a sovereign Ukrainian decision and Russia opposes vehemently. Whatever the outcome of the current standoff, another confrontation between the United States and Russia that merits closer attention is brewing ó one that may fundamentally reshape the US-Russia security relationship in the not-so-distant future. Both states are heavily committed to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in military systems and operations, including logistics, command and control, and intelligence collection and analysis, as well as to the development of more autonomous weapons. As tensions rise, these countries are likely to employ capabilities that are enhanced by AI and machine learning in cyberattacks and misinformation and disinformation campaigns. Rising political temperatures might well encourage fast-tracking of more autonomous military systems as each side seeks to gain the advantage. Read the article in its entirety at https://www.cigionline.org/articles/beyond-ukraine-ai-and-the-next-us-russia-confrontation/

Article from Centre for International Governance Innovation

This latest crisis should be seen as an opportunity to resolve long-standing challenges and to put new agreements in place to avoid future conflicts.

Two titans from the Cold War era seem set to go another round, this time over the prospect of Ukraine‚Äôs membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which the United States calls a sovereign Ukrainian decision and Russia opposes vehemently. Whatever the outcome of the current standoff, another confrontation between the United States and Russia that merits closer attention is brewing ‚ÄĒ one that may fundamentally reshape the US-Russia security relationship in the not-so-distant future.

Both states are heavily committed to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in military systems and operations, including logistics, command and control, and intelligence collection and analysis, as well as to the development of more autonomous weapons. As tensions rise, these countries are likely to employ capabilities that are enhanced by AI and machine learning in cyberattacks and misinformation and disinformation campaigns. Rising political temperatures might well encourage fast-tracking of more autonomous military systems as each side seeks to gain the advantage.

Read the article in its entirety at https://www.cigionline.org/articles/beyond-ukraine-ai-and-the-next-us-russia-confrontation/