Thales Engaged with CSIS to Develop a Report on AI in National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA ( – Last Friday, 9th November 2018, Thales announced in a press release the engagement of the company with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for the purposes of developing an independent report on AI (artificial intelligence) in national security, learned

Nowadays AI is a commonly used terminology, but it is not always well understood. However, especially in connection to national security, it is important to be understood what AI means, who is using it and to what end.

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Hence, for the purposes of identifying national strategies and implications of AI for governments and industry, Thales joined forces with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that has developed an independent report on AI and its potential implications on national security and national security policy.

Alan Pellegrini, CEO of Thales USA, commented, “We want to be part of a collective force for good and create ethical applications of AI to help address the world’s most profound challenges. As a global player in AI, our support for this important CSIS report helps enhance our engagement in the discussion.”

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The report “Artificial Intelligence and National Security: The Importance of the AI Ecosystem”, authored and recently published by CSIS, analyses the policy frameworks, including ethical AI usage, investment strategy, adoption challenges, operationalization of AI, as well as international approaches of AI in national security.

Andrew Hunter, CSIS senior fellow and project director for the report, shared, “Enthusiasm in both the public and private sectors has obscured the importance of building the robust supporting capabilities for AI that are crucial to successful AI adoption. The AI ecosystem includes a skilled workforce and knowledgeable management; the digital capability for capturing, handling, and exploiting data; the technical foundation of trust, security, and reliability; and the investment environment and policy framework needed for AI to flourish.”

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Source: Thales