FEATURED REPORT

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

- November 25, 2022
Can it be successfully regulated?
Photo of a Tesla humanoid robot displayed in Shanghai, China, on November 6, 2022. (Getty Images/Visual China Group/Contributor)
As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to rapidly grow and evolve, some philosophers envision that robots will be as smart and self-aware as humans in the next few decades. Others call that fantasy. While the United States leads the world in AI, new evaluations suggest that without a concerted government effort, it could easily lose the technological race to China.

What are lethal autonomous weapons, and why do many countries and advocacy groups want to ban them? Do you believe nations should prohibit these weapons?

China aims to become dominant in AI by 2030. How could this affect U.S. national security? Why does this worry some experts?

 
1920s–1950sEarly computer inventions and technological research spawn the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
1960s–1990sAI advances and spreads to various sectors.
2000s-PresentAI and algorithms become ubiquitous in daily life.
   

Should lethal autonomous weapons be banned?

Pro

Mary Wareham
Arms Division Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch.

Con

Alexandra Seymour
Associate Fellow, Technology and Security Program, Center for a New American Security.

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