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Изкуствен интелект и асиметрични войни, водени от Русия
Artificial intelligence and asymmetric warfare led by Russia

Author(s): Yordan Ivanov Bakalov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Military policy, Conference Report, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Висше училище по сигурност и икономика (ВУСИ)
Keywords: artificial intelligence; Russia; China; USA; asymmetric threats
Summary/Abstract: Artificial intelligence is the future of all humanity, and by betting on AI, Russia sees itself in direct geopolitical competition with the US and China, but it lags behind in science and development in this area. Politically, the Russian government is unlikely to dramatically increase investment in emerging technologies, given the country's old hydrocarbon-based extractive economy. For Russian strategic thought in foreign policy, information warfare is an integral part and the line between conventional and asymmetric warfare is blurred. In order for Europe and the US to cope with the new type of hyper-war caused by AI, a dynamic model of countering asymmetric threats must be developed. Governments, large non-profit organizations should also invest in research that will assess the short-term and long-term consequences of the use of AI.