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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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    Thinking Machines Will Change Future Warfare

    Jan 27, 2020

    Until now, deterrence has been about humans trying to dissuade other humans from doing something. But what if the thinking is done by AI and autonomous systems? A wargame explored what happens to deterrence when decisions can be made at machine speeds and when states can put fewer human lives at risk.

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    Artificial Intelligence and the Manufacturing of Reality

    Jan 20, 2020

    Humans carry flaws in deciding what is or is not real. The internet and other technologies have made it easier to weaponize and exploit these flaws. And artificial intelligence will likely be used to exploit these weaknesses at an unprecedented scale, speed, and level of effectiveness.

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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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    Joan Chang

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in global health sciences, University of California, San Francisco; TOP in language certificate, National Taiwan Normal University; M.S. in physical chemistry, University of California, Davis; B.S. in chemical biology, University of California, Berkeley

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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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    Edward Geist

    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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    Gavin S. Hartnett

    Associate Information 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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    Yun Kang

    Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, MIT

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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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    Omair Khan

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., University of Michigan; B.S. in economics, Georgia State University

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    Jasmin Leveille

    Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in cognitive and neural systems, Boston University; M.S. in evolutionary and adaptive systems, University of Sussex; B.S. in psychology (major) and mathematics (minor), University of Montreal; B.S. in pure and applied mathematics, University of Montreal

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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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    Osonde A. Osoba

    Co-Director, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    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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    Lance Menthe

    Senior Physical Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    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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