In an op-ed published in Nikkei Asia, CSET Research Fellow, Sam Bresnick, explores the recent diplomatic developments between the U.S. and China. The op-ed highlights the agreement between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping to address global narcotics issues and reopen military-to-military dialogues, with a specific focus on discussing risks related to artificial intelligence (AI).
Bresnick emphasizes the crucial need for both nations to engage in dialogue to manage risks associated with rapidly advancing military AI systems. He addresses challenges, including China’s reluctance to discuss AI-related risks and opacity in the People’s Liberation Army’s AI testing. Bresnick suggests starting with small, trust-building steps focused on common interests. Despite anticipated difficulties, proactive discussions are essential to limit potential harms and foster trust in the U.S.-China military relationship amid uncertainties in future U.S. political developments.
Read the full op-ed on Nikkei Asia.