Volume 15, 1-2

Spring 2019


What is an ‘Artificial Intelligence Arms Race’ Anyway?

by Dr. Peter Asaro

There has been a great deal of recent media coverage and discussion in international diplomatic circles of a coming (or rapidly accelerating) global artificial intelligence (AI) arms race. The phrase reached prominence in the U.S. and European media flurry following an Associated Press report on a speech by Vladimir Putin on September 1, 2017. In that speech, an “Open Lesson” broadcast to over one million Russian...


The Prospective Impact of the Global Data Protection Regulation on Entrepreneurship: A Roboadvisor Case Study

by Amber Ausley

This paper begins by discussing the most important development in privacy in recent years, the Global Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which went into effect on May 25, 2018.1 The GDPR, although originating in the European Union (“EU”), will have a worldwide impact, and no doubt will influence virtually every startup in Silicon Valley. Understanding the complexities of the GDPR will be essential to survival...


National Security Law & Emerging Technologies: Toward a Decisional Framework - Key Takeaways from the ABA-OSU Symposium and Jirga

by James E. Baker

This essay is intended to perform two tasks. First, it describes the imperative behind the annual "National Security, Emerging Technologies, and the Law" Symposium jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association ("ABA") and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law ("OSU"). Toward this end the essay...


Emerging Technologies, Law Enforcement Responses, and National Security

by Diana S. Dolliver, PH.D.

As emerging technologies continue to shape the landscape of criminal opportunities, disruptive and
destructive threats from state and non-state actors in the cyber domain challenge the ability of nations to respond to and defend their citizens and infrastructures. Cyberspace has been recognized as a distinct national security...


On the Organization of the U.S. Government for Responding to Adversarial Information Warfare and Influence Operations

by Herbert Lin

Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016 impressed upon many Americans the significance and potential impact of information warfare and influence operations on the political fate of a nation. This paper defines information warfare and influence operations (IW/IO) as the deliberate use of information...


Artificial Intelligence Effecting Human Decisions to Kill: The Challenge of Linking Numerically Quantifiable Goals to IHL Compliance

by Lieutenant Colonel Alan L. Schuller

Future military forces will face defeat at the hands of a near-peer adversary if they do not possess the capacity to act and respond faster than a human being. As such, in the interest of national defense, technologically advanced nations will develop weapon systems that rely increasingly on artificial intelligence...


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