A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Military Innovation — China’s ‘First Offset’ and Future Warfare

September 2018 No Comments

“A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Military Innovation — China’s ‘First Offset’ and Future Warfare”

Speaker: Kania, E. (Center for a New American Security [CNAS])

Date: 19 September 2018

Speaker Session Preview

SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Elsa Kania (Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM Speaker Series. Ms. Kania began her presentation by stating that China is advancing an innovation-driven strategy in favor of economic development and military modernization. She discussed how China “recognizes an opportunity to achieve an advantage in emerging technologies,” such as artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing, that could be used in future “intellegentized” warfare. She also spoke about the prioritization of defense innovation, the progress being made in terms of “unmanned” and “intelligent” systems, and China’s plans and ambitions in terms of both AI and quantum technology. She explained the potential military applications of AI, machine learning (ML), and quantum technology as well. To conclude her presentation, Ms. Kania discussed the implications of China’s increasing technological ambitions and military innovations.

Speaker Session Audio File

To access Ms. Kania’s slides, please email Ms. Nicole Omundson (nomundson@nsiteam.com).

Download Ms. Kania’s biography


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