Examining the Future of AI

Artificial intelligence systems have shown impressive capabilities from generating text, code and images to playing games and folding proteins. This workstream analyzes the impacts that AI systems such as generative AI models may have on the dynamics of cyber offense and defense and on the cyber workforce. It maps the new cybersecurity opportunities and risks that may emerge as AI tools are embedded into many of the core technologies on which we rely.

Projects


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

Mon, May 13, 2024

International Cyberspace & Digital Policy Strategy: AC Tech Programs Markup

On May 6, the Department of State released the United States International Cyberspace & Digital Policy Strategy. Read along with AC Tech Programs staff, fellows, and experts for commentary and analysis.

by Emma Schroeder, Graham Brookie, Raul Brens Jr., Emerson Brooking, Safa Shahwan Edwards, Trey Herr, Rose Jackson

Artificial Intelligence Cyber Strategy

Tue, Feb 20, 2024

French prime minister faces onslaught of online attacks

Investment scam promoted via Meta Ads, AI-fueled smear campaigns on X, and a Russian-led disinformation operation, and ignite a social media frenzy around Gabriel Attal

by Valentin Châtelet

Advertising Artificial Intelligence
An image of a GPU overlaid with a computer terminal showing the results of an nmap command, a network scan.

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Hacking with AI

Can generative AI help hackers? By deconstructing the question into attack phases and actor profiles, this report analyzes the risks, the realities, and their implications for policy.

by Maia Hamin, Stewart Scott

Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity

Wed, Jan 24, 2024

The 5×5—Forewarned is forearmed: Cybersecurity policy in 2024

Members of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative team discuss the regulatory requirements and emerging technology they are closely following in 2024, and forewarn of the year ahead.

by Nitansha Bansal, Trey Herr

Artificial Intelligence Conflict in and through the Cyber Domain
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