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Elsa B. Kania

Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, where she focuses on Chinese defense innovation and emerging technologies. She is the author of “Battlefield Singularity: Artificial Intelligence, Military Revolution, and China’s Future Military Power.”
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China Has a ‘Space Force.’ What Are Its Lessons for the Pentagon?

September 29, 2018 The Chinese military seems to agree that the current U.S. approach to space is hindered by some serious shortcomings. If the United States is to maintain military advantage in space, as President Trump has promised – and as his new Space Force is meant to do – U.S. policy and...

China Has a ‘Space Force.’ What Are Its Lessons for the Pentagon?

September 29, 2018 The Chinese military seems to agree that the current U.S. approach to space is hindered by some serious shortcomings. If the United States is to maintain military advantage in space, as President Trump has promised – and as his new Space Force is meant to do – U.S. policy and...

Spooky Action: Sorting Hype from Reality in China’s Quantum-Tech Quest

July 17, 2018 Could the "spooky action" of quantum technologies enable China to develop disruptive military capabilities – and perhaps achieve a strategic advantage? In its quest to offset U.S. techno-strategic advantages, China aspires to emerge as a “science and technology superpower” (科技强国) and leap ahead in quantum science through a new national...

The Pursuit of AI Is More Than an Arms Race

April 19, 2018 Are the U.S., China, and Russia recklessly undertaking an “AI arms race”? Clearly, there is military competition among these great powers to advance a range of applications of robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. So far, the U.S. has been leading the way. AI and autonomy are crucial to the...

Chinese Sub Commanders May Get AI Help for Decision-Making

February 12, 2018 What can we learn from a recent news report that China is seeking to develop a nuclear submarine with “AI-augmented brainpower” to give the PLA Navy an “upper hand in battle”? A February 4 piece in the South China Morning Post quotes a “senior scientist involved with the programme” as...

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It

December 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow China has made no secret of its ambitions to lead the world in artificial intelligence, nor of the military and geopolitical advantage it hopes to gain from this rapidly advancing technology. A closer look at Beijing’s whole-of-nation AI strategy shows the challenge to the United States — and suggests what...

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It

December 8, 2017 China has made no secret of its ambitions to lead the world in artificial intelligence, nor of the military and geopolitical advantage it hopes to gain from this rapidly advancing technology. A closer look at Beijing’s whole-of-nation AI strategy shows the challenge to the United States — and suggests what...