It’s better than the last piece on AI by Kissinger, “How the Enlightenment Ends.” So I think that says something about the value of interdisciplinary thinking on how AI and the need to ground analysis in the actual tech today, not science fiction. A good takeaway for us all.
I always have mixed feelings about articles like this. On the one hand, I guess it’s good that it’s highlighting these issues for a general audience. (🤷♂️) On the other hand, many of the points in this article are probably not how I would have framed them.
The past 48 hrs have seen some major policy moves in Washington on China tech issues. Let's recap what just happened [THREAD] 👇
Yesterday, the Trump Administration (finally) signed an Executive Order laying the foundations for a ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies in U.S. 5G networks. wsj.com/articles/trump…
The Executive Order had been in the works for months, although put on hold until after US-China trade talks. The immediate effect is largely symbolic, as Huawei and ZTE aren't used by major U.S. carriers anyway.
The standard narrative is that this is because of budget pressures – from BCA, the wars, etc. There’s some truth to this but it misses the bigger picture, because even in times of budget growth the Air Force inventory has gone down.
Are exoskeletons over-hyped? Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat about exo-tech [THREAD] 1/x
Dismounted ground troops disproportionately shoulder the burden for American wars. The infantry accounts for over 80% of U.S. casualties since World War II, yet makes up less than 4% of the force.
It wasn't always this way. In WWII, the infantry was the third-deadliest job behind bombadiers and submariners. But in the years since, technology has improved the survivability of bombers and submarines, giving American forces a huge advantage over adversaries.
Needless to say, I have a different perspective (as I've written before). But I appreciate @SamDavaham's critical analysis. Militaries are only going to better understand the value of #swarms by discussion and debate. cnas.org/publications/r… 3/
Have you been ignoring #autonomousweapons for the past 18 months and are now suddenly scrambling to catch up before the #CCWUN#LAWS#GGE next week? (You know who you are...) Congrats, your procrastination has been rewarded! Here's your handy autonomous weapons reading list... 1/