CNAS Forms Task Force to Help Address AI-Related National Security Challenges

The Center for a New American Security has formed a task force to study how the U.S. government can address national security risks from artificial intelligence.

CNAS said Thursday Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Defense Department, will co-chair the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security alongside Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

Paul Scharre, a CNAS senior fellow and executive director of the task force, said the group will bring together industry leaders, former government officials and academic experts to “take on the challenges of the AI revolution.”

Work added the group aims to frame policy issues around national security challenges associated with AI technology.

The AI Task Force is part of CNAS’ Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative.

Members of the task force include:

  • Greg Akers, a senior vice president and chief technology officer at Cisco Systems
  • Tom Arseneault, chief operating officer of BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary
  • Mary Cummings, a professor at Duke University
  • Ed Felten, a professor at Princeton University
  • Kathleen Fisher, chair of the computer science department at Tufts University
  • Michele Flournoy, co-founder and managing director of WestExec Advisors
  • Chris Heinz , a senior vice president at PNC Bank
  • Amir Husain, SparkCognition founder and CEO
  • Tim Hwang, director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
  • Jamil Jaffer, an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University
  • Terah Lyons, founding executive director of the Partnership on AI
  • Lynne Parker, a professor at the University of Tennesse, Knoxville
  • Todd Rosenblum, president and CEO of National Security Outcomes
  • Shivon Zilis, a project director at Neuralink

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