In the NewsJan 10, 2021
Cole’s “Burn In” named to best sci-fi of 2020 list by Polyon
By Atlantic Council
Polygon, a video game publication, named Burn In, co-authored by Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow August Cole, to its top sci-fi and fantasy books of 2020. Burn In is a thriller at the intersection of robotics, artificial intelligence, and security.
GeoTech CuesDec 18, 2020
The West, China, and AI surveillance
By Kaan Sahin (Guest Author)
AI surveillance tools in various forms are spreading globally, from facial recognition and early outbreak detection to predictive policing and gait recognition. Despite different legal restrictions, authoritarian and democratic states alike are increasingly employing these instruments to track, surveil, anticipate, and even grade the behavior of their own citizens.
ReportNov 3, 2020
Embracing underseas robots: a US strategy to maintain underseas superiority in an age of unmanned systems
By Erich Frandrup
The future of warfare is progressing towards uncrewed systems and automation. This report takes a look at this trend in the undersea domain, proposing a strategy for the United States to leverage the emerging capacity of unmanned undersea vehicles.
GeoTech CuesAug 19, 2020
Potential trouble ahead: predictions from 2010 now are real in 2020
By David Bray
In 2010, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center's Director Dr. David Bray provided an unclassified briefing to the U.S. national security and defense communities on "Why Future Policy Leaders Will Need to Know Science, Technology, Global Business, and National Security". Now, 10 years later, it is worth revisiting those slides - especially in light that those slides raised concerns about the use of small commercial drones and do-it-yourself drones back then and recently we have seen elevated concerns about what these could do to commercial airplanes in flight.
New AtlanticistAug 19, 2020
The ‘Digital Ocean’ as a model for innovation in the perfect storm
By Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Michael D. Brasseur
By capitalizing on opportunities such as the ‘Digital Ocean’ NATO can help provide solutions to the megatrends that will define this century, while fulfilling its core mission of providing security to its nearly one billion citizens.
Issue BriefJul 7, 2020
Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability
By Robert A. Manning
The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation