Aug 24, 2018
The Director for CNA’s Center for Autonomy and AI, Dr. Larry Lewis, joins Dave for a discussion on understanding and mitigating the risks of using autonomy and AI in war. They discuss some of the commonly voiced risks of autonomy and AI, in application for war, but also in general application, which include: AI will destroy the world; AI and lethal autonomy are unethical; lack of accountability; and lack of discrimination. Having examined the underpinnings of these commonly voiced risks, Larry and Dave move on to practical descriptions and identifications of risks for use of AI and autonomy in war, including the context of military operations, the supporting institutional development (including materiel, training, and test & evaluation), as well as the law and policy that govern their use. They wrap up with a discussion about the current status of organizations and thought leaders in the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy.