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Four Battlegrounds

Nonfiction: History
Unabridged   12 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/09/2023

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Four Battlegrounds

Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696611084


An award-winning defense expert tells the story of today’s great power rivalry―the struggle to control artificial intelligence.

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An award-winning defense expert tells the story of today's great power rivalry—the struggle to control artificial intelligence.

A new industrial revolution has begun. Like mechanization or electricity before it, artificial intelligence will touch every aspect of our lives—and cause profound disruptions in the balance of global power, especially among the AI superpowers: China, the United States, and Europe. Autonomous weapons expert Paul Scharre takes listeners inside the fierce competition to develop and implement this game-changing technology and dominate the future.

Four Battlegrounds argues that four key elements define this struggle: data, computing power, talent, and institutions. Data is a vital resource like coal or oil, but it must be collected and refined. Advanced computer chips are the essence of computing power—control over chip supply chains grants leverage over rivals. Talent is about people: which country attracts the best researchers and most advanced technology companies? The fourth "battlefield" is maybe the most critical: the ultimate global leader in AI will have institutions that effectively incorporate AI into their economy, society, and especially their military.

Author Bio

Paul Scharre is a former US Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author of the award-winning study of autonomous weapons, Army of None, he is currently vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security. He lives in Virginia.