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Strategy, evolution, and war : from apes to artificial intelligence

Author: Kenneth Payne
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about the psychological and biological bases of strategy making in war as they have evolved in humans over our history as a species. The book is also a cautionary preview of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize strategy more than any development in the last three thousand years of military history. Machines will make important decisions about war on both sides, and they may do so without  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Payne, Kenneth, 1974-
Strategy, evolution, and war.
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017057435
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Payne
ISBN: 9781626165816 1626165815 1626165793 9781626165793 9781626165809 1626165807
OCLC Number: 1028611336
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages)
Contents: The evolution of strategists --
Defining strategy as psychology --
Evolutionary strategy --
Strategic heuristics and biases --
Culture meets evolved strategy --
The pen and the sword in ancient Greece --
Clausewitz explores the psychology of strategy --
Nuclear weapons are not psychologically revolutionary --
AI and strategy --
Tactical artificial intelligence arrives --
Artificial general intelligence does strategy --
Conclusion: strategy evolves beyond AI.
Responsibility: Kenneth Payne.

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Humans have always made decisions about war, but now machines are close to changing things - with implications for international affairs. Payne explores the origins of human strategy, and makes the  Read more...

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