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ChinaTalk: AI Military Competition: Tactical, Operational, and Strategic Implications

Avery Schmitz
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 9:00 AM

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Paul Scharre, Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS, joins ChinaTalk to discuss AI, military, strategy, and US-China geopolitics.

Listen in for a discussion on:

  • How AI will impact the tactical, operational and strategic levels of war;

  • How and why AI operates — whether in chess, Dota 2, or aerial dogfighting — in fundamentally different ways than humans;

  • Why AI called for a “protective response from the bureaucracy”;

  • The significance of the US’s comparative advantage over China in talent and compute — two of Scharre’s “Four Battlegrounds”;

  • The dictator’s dilemma, and how advances in AI will challenge the CCP in the coming years;

  • When in China, how to interview like a pro!

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Outro music: a missy elliot + spice girls mix from Arthi, a UK-based DJ who's also an economics correspondent for the times of london!

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The cover image is Midjourney on “Dota 2–inspired F-35 dogfight”.

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Avery Schmitz is an intern at Lawfare and a senior at the George Washington University, where he concentrates in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic.

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