Examining the Future of AI

Artificial intelligence systems have shown impressive capabilities from generating text, code and images to playing games and folding proteins. AI tools already have impacts on the broader software and cyber ecosystem, and the scale of these impacts may increase over time. This workstream attempts to understand what impacts will AI have on the cyber workforce or as a tool for cyber offense and defense, as well as what new cybersecurity risks may emerge as AI becomes embedded in many of the technologies we interact with.


The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, under the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.

Artificial Intelligence

People look out of the window of a house on a flooded street following a storm in the village of Pribrezhe, Crimea November 28, 2023. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin surrogates accuse the US of using ‘climate weapons’ in Crimea

Following a severe storm in the Black Sea heavily impacted Crimea, pro-Kremlin sources circulated a conspiracy suggesting the US used a weather weapon.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fri, Oct 27, 2023

The 5×5—The Cybersecurity Implications of Artificial Intelligence

A group of experts with diverse perspectives discusses the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

by Maia Hamin and Simon Handler

Artificial Intelligence Series and Response