Tag Archive: Military applications

The Navy Must Learn to Hide from Algorithms

U.S. Naval Institute
| May 2022

Looking at adversarial military AI systems, a CSET study found that the People's Liberation Army spends more than $1.6 billion each year on AI-related systems and equipment.

Emelia Probasco is a Senior Fellow, focusing on the military applications of Artificial Intelligence.

How China is using AI for warfare

Analytics India Magazine
| February 21, 2022

CSET's "Harnessed Lightning" outlined China's prioritization of AI's usage for military applications.

China Matching Pentagon Spending on AI

National Defense Magazine
| January 6, 2022

The Chinese military has made extraordinary progress in procuring AI systems for combat and support functions according to a CSET's report "Harnessed Lightning."

CSET Research Fellow Margarita Konaev anticipates a shift in the U.S. military's modernization of major weapons systems and AI capabilities now that the U.S. is pivoting away from counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East.

Research Fellow Margarita Konaev highlights the role of Turkish drones in recent conflicts and Russia's stance on the issue.

Research Analyst Ryan Fedasiuk reveals China's artificial intelligence intentions in an op-ed for Breaking Defense.

In an opinion piece for Politico Magazine, Ryan Fedasiuk highlights China's adoption of artificial intelligence into its military systems using evidence from his CSET report.

Harnessed Lightning

Ryan Fedasiuk Jennifer Melot Ben Murphy
| October 2021

This report examines nearly 350 artificial intelligence-related equipment contracts awarded by the People’s Liberation Army and state-owned defense enterprises in 2020 to assess how the Chinese military is adopting AI. The report identifies China’s key AI defense industry suppliers, highlights gaps in U.S. export control policies, and contextualizes the PLA’s AI investments within China’s broader strategy to compete militarily with the United States.

Mapping the AI Investment Activities of Top Global Defense Companies

Ngor Luong Rebecca Gelles Melissa Flagg
| October 2021

Militaries around the world have often relied on the largest global defense companies to acquire and integrate cutting-edge technologies. This issue brief examines the investment and mergers and acquisition activities in artificial intelligence of the top 50 global defense companies — a key, if limited, approach to accessing AI innovation in the commercial sector — and assesses investment trends of their corporate venture capital subsidiaries and offers a geographic breakdown of defense companies and their AI target companies.