Accession Number:

AD1107549

Title:

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Congressional Research SVC Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Artificial intelligence AI is a rapidly growing field of technology with potentially significant implications for national security. As such, the U.S. Department of Defense DOD and other nations are developing AI applications for a range of military functions. AI research is underway in the fields of intelligence collection and analysis, logistics, cyber operations, information operations, command and control, and in a variety of semiautonomous and autonomous vehicles.Already, AI has been incorporated into military operations in Iraq and Syria. Congressional action has the potential to shape the technologys development further, with budgetary and legislative decisions influencing the growth of military applications as well as the pace of their adoption.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE