America has to act quickly to keep up with the pace of accelerating artificial intelligence innovation as “adversaries are determined to turn AI capabilities against us” and “China is determined to surpass us in AI leadership,” the final report from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence said.
“The United States should invest what it takes to maintain its innovation leadership, to responsibly use AI to defend free people and free societies, and to advance the frontiers of science for the benefit of all humanity,” the report said. “AI is going to reorganize the world. America must lead the charge.”
The commission was established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 “to consider the methods and means necessary to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.”
Twelve of the panel’s 15 members were appointed by Congress, two were appointed by the secretary of Defense, and one was appointed by the secretary of Commerce.
“The ability of a machine to perceive, evaluate, and act more quickly and accurately than a human represents a competitive advantage in any field—civilian or military. AI technologies will be a source of enormous power for the companies and countries that harness them,” the report said. “Second, AI is expanding the window of vulnerability the…