Aug. 28, 2020 —
Minerva-funded researcher, Michael C. Horowitz's Owl in the Olive Tree post "Trust, Confidence, and Organizational Decisions about AI Adoption: The Impact for US Defense". Potentially rapid advances in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (AI) raise important questions about how technology affects human behavior inside and outside the military domain. As ever, the effective adoption and use of emerging technologies is much more about people and organizations than about the technology itself. The most important AI challenge facing the United States military is not technology development, but avoiding technology hype and aligning human and organizational incentives to ensure the reliable, effective, and safe adoption of algorithms and autonomous systems in areas where they will improve US national security.