The public worrying over the rise of AI proceeds from a mistaken premise: it has already, in a practical sense, arisen, and its consequences are very much with us in every sphere. Including the military. Greg Allen, of the Center for a New American Security, talks through the future shape of warfare — and lays out why we are already lagging behind one of our main strategic rivals.

The rise of artificial intelligence has occasioned a long and difficult philosophical debate — will this technology save humanity or destroy it? It calls back 20th-century fears about nuclear energy and digital computing, or the fears of earlier eras about artificial flight, …

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