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Technology, machines, and software that have the ability to be self-directed and learn from their actions are generally known as artificial intelligence. In the early days of computing, RAND researchers examined and tried to develop such technology and apply it for use in political and military simulations.

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    How Artificial Intelligence Could Increase the Risk of Nuclear War

    Apr 24, 2018

    Advances in AI have provoked a new kind of arms race among nuclear powers. This technology could challenge the basic rules of nuclear deterrence and lead to catastrophic miscalculations.

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    Keeping Artificial Intelligence Accountable to Humans

    Aug 20, 2018

    Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are often only as intelligent and fair as the data used to train them. To enable AI that frees humans from bias instead of reinforcing it, experts and regulators must think more deeply not only about what AI can do, but what it should do—and then teach it how.

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    Benjamin Boudreaux

    Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in philosophy, University of California at Berkeley; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, New York University

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    Michael Chaykowsky

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.A. in mathematics, Claremont Graduate University; B.A. in mathematical economics, Pitzer College

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    Christine Chen

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., National Taiwan University; M.P.H in global health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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    Christian Curriden

    Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in social science, University of Chicago; B.A. in history, Brigham Young University

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    Brien Alkire

    Senior Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Graham Andrews

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public policy, University of Washington; B.S. in computer science, University of Redlands

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    Philip S. Anton

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in information and computer science (artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience), University of California, Irvine; B.S. in engineering (computer engineering), University of California, Los Angeles

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    Edward Geist

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, University of North Carolina; M.A. in history, University of North Carolina; B.A. in history, William & Mary College

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    Justin Grana

    Associate Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, American University; B.S. in economics, Xavier University; B.A. in Spanish, Xavier University

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    Eugeniu Han

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P. in economics and data analysis, University of Chicago; M.M. in management, Tsinghua University; B.A. in Chinese and Russian languages, University of Bucharest

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    Scott W. Harold

    Senior Political Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D., M.A. in political science, Columbia University; B.A. in international relations, Michigan State University

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    Ben Harris

    Defense Analyst
    Education B.A. in physics, University of Virginia; M.A. in global affairs, Tsinghua University; B.A. in political and social thought, University of Virginia

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    Gavin S. Hartnett

    Associate Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.Sc. in physics and mathematics, Syracuse University; M.A. and Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

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    Maynard A. Holliday

    Senior Engineer
    Education MS in mechanical engineering design/robotics, Stanford University; BS in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Andrew Karode

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education B.A. in computer science and political science, Wake Forest University; M.S. in computer science, Wake Forest University

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    Andrew J. Lohn

    Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California Santa Cruz; B.Eng. in engineering physics, McMaster University

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    Lance Menthe

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in physics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in physics, economics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Jared Mondschein

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Penn State University; B.S. in chemistry, Union College

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    Katie Orlowsky

    Defense Policy Analyst
    Education MA in national securty studies, United States Naval War College; BA in political science, Oakland University

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    Osonde A. Osoba

    Co-Director, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Information Scientist;
    Education Ph.D. & M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical and computer engineering, University of Rochester

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