Based on 2 years of research, the final report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) dramatically reframes the conversation around artificial intelligence (AI). Its straightforward message? “America is not prepared to defend or compete in the AI era” (NSCAI Final Report, p. 1).
With adversary nations gaining ground, the report argues, the United States is now at risk of falling behind in the worldwide competition to harness AI. If that happens, the nation could lose opportunities to develop advanced technologies in ways that align with ethical principles and democratic values.