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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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    Machine Learning Can Help Detect Misinformation Online

    Jun 23, 2020

    As social media is increasingly being used as a primary source for news, there is a rising threat from the spread of malign and false information. A new machine learning model identified differences between authentic political supporters and Russian trolls shaping online debates about the 2016 U.S. election. How could the model be applied in the future?

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    What If China Becomes the World Leader in AI Innovation?

    Jul 8, 2020

    Artificial intelligence technologies may become critical force multipliers in future armed conflicts. China has prioritized AI to enhance its national competitiveness and security. If its plan is successful, China will achieve a substantial military advantage over the United States and its allies by 2030.

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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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    Michael Chaykowsky

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

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    Nihar Chhatiawala

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in physics and entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University; B.S.E. in engineering physics, Case Western Reserve University

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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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    Sebastian Joon Bae

    Defense Analyst
    Education BA in peace & conflict studies, UC Berkeley; MA in security studies, Georgetown University

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    Damien Baveye

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in political science, United States Naval Academy

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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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    Kyle Bunch

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Utah; ME in electrical engineering, University of Utah; B.S. in electrical eng and comp sci, University of Colorado at Boulder

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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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    Thomas Edward Goode

    Statistical Analyst
    Education M.S. in statistical practice, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

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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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    Max Griswold

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Texas at Austin; B.S. in economics, philosophy, math, Ohio State University

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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

    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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    Marissa Herron

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in remote sensing intelligence, Naval Postgraduate School; M.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Arizona

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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 M.S. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in political science, Wake Forest University

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