In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Ben Buchanan, Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow at the University’s Center for Security Studies. Morell and Buchanan discuss the intersection of technology and statecraft, focusing on the potential effect artificial intelligence-driven technologies may have on the geopolitical dynamics among nations. Buchanan reviews some of the central questions surrounding AI, including how autocratic governments and democratic governments may leverage it and how offensive cyber operations may come to rely on it. Buchanan also shares elements of his forthcoming book, The Hacker and the State.
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Tech Expert Ben Buchanan on the Links Between Artificial Intelligence and National Security
“There’s a case to be made that AI will help to solve some of the central problems of authoritarian regimes,” says CyberAI Director Ben Buchanan. “We need to think quite seriously about how to combat this and use this technology for democratic purposes.”Listen to the podcast