Artificial Intelligence

The Real Challenges of Artificial Intelligence: Automating Cyber Attacks

Most cyber attacks today do not occur instantaneously with the push of a button. They are resource and time-intensive endeavors (especially the reconnaissance phase), that are orchestrated by humans and unfold at human speeds; the time and resources needed by the adversary are directly proportional to the quality and level of defenses employed on the network.

Artificial Intelligence Lab

The Need

Artificial Intelligence issues occupy a growing share of the Congressional agenda; every day, staff advise Members on policy pertaining to the transformative set of technologies collectively known as artificial intelligence. It is critically important that both lawmakers and aides be well-versed in the complex subjects at hand.

What the Lab Offers

Can the Indo-Pacific Open Doors for Taiwan?

Beijing’s campaign to squeeze Taiwan’s international space has shown no signs of letting down, and has actually been intensifying this year. The pressure has been particularly relentless on the economic front. A slew of Latin American nations have opted to pursue diplomatic relations with the PRC rather than the ROC, ostensibly for economic gain, while multinational corporations have been confronted with Beijing’s pressure to label Taiwan as part of the PRC.

Security and the Connected Vehicle

Today's vehicles have effectively become computers on wheels: from navigation systems to infotainment to HMI (human-machine interface). To date, these technologies have helped to improve the overall experience of driving in many ways. But are security protocols being properly considered in implementing such technologies? Are these systems built to last in today's high-threat cyber environments? What is the mobility sector doing to secure transportation today and tomorrow? How do smart cities and government regulations impact these connected vehicles?

Wilson Quarterly Spotlight: AI and the 'Internet of Bodies'

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we explore the newly released spring issue of The Wilson Quarterly, “Living with Artificial Intelligence,” with the help of editor Richard Solash and contributor Eleonore Pauwels. They discuss how AI has the potential to reshape every aspect of life, from interpersonal to international relations.

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Nowhere to Hide: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

At its core, artificial intelligence (AI) optimizes data. Machine-learning algorithms, one component of AI, are trained using massive datasets curated by humans to predict various aspects of our daily lives. Such predictive intelligence could be a positive force amplified by continued decentralization of the technology. Or, ubiquitous cognition and surveillance could be a disruptive force amplified by the unregulated proliferation of AI technologies.

Pauwels to Deliver 2018 Vivian Weil Lecture on Artificial Intelligence

Pauwels to Deliver 2018 Vivian Weil Lecture on Artificial Intelligence

Innovation Happens in Mexico. It Should and Could Happen More.

Based on an in-depth survey of Mexico’s innovation research and semistructured interviews with critical actors of Mexico’s innovation ecosystem, this report explores how to encourage innovation in Mexico. It identifies four types of inhibitors to innovation—government, community, infrastructure, and funding—and explains them in detail, providing data-driven evidence of advances and problems.