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Forecasting the AI and Nuclear Landscape

Alexa Wehsener, Ryan Beck, Leah Walker, Lawrence Phillips, Alex Leader

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Towards a Safer Ukrainian Media Ecosystem and Civil Society: How OSINT Can Help

Natalia Antonova, Roman Osadchuk, Lukas Andriukaitis

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ДО БЕЗПЕЧНІШОЇ ЕКОСИСТЕМИ УКРАЇНСЬКИХ ЗМІ ТА ГРОМАДЯНСЬКОГО СУСПІЛЬСТВА:
ЯК МОЖЕ ДОПОМОГТИ РОЗВІДКА ВІДКРИТИХ ДЖЕРЕЛ (OSINT)

Наталія Антонова, Роман Осадчук, Лукас Андріукайтіс

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Playing Telephone — Hoax Calls and the Insecurity of Leader to Leader Communications

Leah Walker

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Atlas of Crisis Communications: Nuclear States

Leah Walker, Andrew Facini

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Combatting Ransomware: A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

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Future Digital Threats to Democracy – Trends and Drivers

Vera Zakem, Alexa Wehsener, Nina M. Miller

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AI and Human Decision Making: AI and the Battlefield

Institute for Security and Technology, Center for Global Security Research

SUMMARY

As the 21st-century geopolitical balance shifts in uncertain ways, there is an increasing eagerness to deploy AI technologies into both the physical and digital battlefields to gain both tactical and strategic advantage over adversaries. However, the nature of increasingly powerful and unpredictable AI demands a measured and balanced approach to deploying these tools before the limitations, risks, and vulnerabilities are fully understood and addressed. Indeed, these technologies may not currently be “ready for primetime”, on a number of levels. We begin this discussion – meant to be a series of posts on this domain of issues – focused on the following. This initial paper is based off of numerous small-group workshops and ongoing engagement with the AI research community in the San Francisco Bay Area. This initial paper is based off numerous small-group workshops and ongoing engagement with the AI research community in the San Francisco Bay Area: Current AI capabilities remain limited to narrow, well-defined domains. ​ The “black box” nature of state-of-the-art AI/ML algorithms gives limited insight as to their decision-making processes – and conclusions Deploying AI’s could preempt ethical considerations that have yet to be fully understood, identified, or agreed upon, and is in the potential context of an industry-driven race to the bottom

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