Samuel Bendett, Defense One

Samuel Bendett

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Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Samuel:

Russia’s Artificial Intelligence Boom May Not Survive the War

Sanctions and brain drain have had a massive impact on the high-tech economy, and the effects may linger for years. → Read More

Where Are Russia’s Drones?

The Ukraine invasion offers scant evidence of the Russian military’s hard-won prowess with unmanned aircraft. → Read More

Putin Urges AI Limits — But for Thee, Not Me?

An attempt to parse the two themes sounded by Russian leaders on artificial intelligence. → Read More

Putin Takes Another Step in Bid to Control Russia’s Internet

One center of resistance to the Kremlin’s attempt to bring the country’s internet access under central control is being brought to heel. → Read More

Putin Seeks to Plug Gaps in Russia's State-Driven Tech Efforts

His Wednesday speech acknowledged difficulties Russian researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs face, particularly in the realm of finance. → Read More

Russia’s ‘Data Localization’ Efforts May Guide Other Governments

Moscow’s efforts to keep data on home soil are of interest to other authoritarian states — and even some liberal democracies. → Read More

Russia’s National AI Center Is Taking Shape

A famed technical university is helping to lead the push for public-private AI development. → Read More

Sneak Preview: First Draft of Russia's AI Strategy

The draft, produced by the country\'s largest bank, focuses on data, training, and ethics. The final version is due next month. → Read More

What Russian Chatbots Think About Us

A Russian experiment with AI-powered chatbots yields surprisingly sophisticated conversations — and a warning. → Read More

Putin Drops Hints about Upcoming National AI Strategy

Russian leader calls for “technological sovereignty” and, somewhat surprisingly, for protecting IP and civil rights. → Read More

Moscow to Weave AI Face Recognition into Its Urban Surveillance Net

City authorities say the planned system will have access to all 160,000 existing cameras. → Read More

Did Russia Just Concede a Need to Regulate Military AI?

After years of Kremlin efforts to derail international guidelines on militarized artificial intelligence, a national-security leader appeared to signal a new course. → Read More

Russia Racing to Complete National AI Strategy by June 15

That’s just one of several high-tech deadlines Putin set recently. → Read More

Russia’s New ‘AI Supercomputer’ Runs on Western Technology

The 1-petaflop Zhores is built on California circuitry, and it’s hardly alone. → Read More

Russia Plans More Arctic UAVs

Moscow’s equivalent of DARPA wants a cold-weather drone that can stay aloft for four days. → Read More

Putin Orders Up a National AI Strategy

The Jan. 15 instruction follows a year of efforts to better unify public and private AI research. → Read More

Russia: Expect a National AI Roadmap by Midyear

Moscow is starting to put financial and logistical muscle behind its efforts to develop artificial intelligence. → Read More

Here's How the Russian Military Is Organizing to Develop AI

Harking back to Soviet big science, a 10-point plan calls for new organizations and focus areas, from job training to a giant new R&D campus. → Read More

Here's How the Russian Military Is Organizing to Develop AI

Here’s How the Russian Military Is Organizing to Develop AI By Samuel Bendett July 20, 2018 The Russian Ministry of Defense is pursuing artificial intelligence with an urgency that has only grown since Vladimir Putin’s “rule the world” speech in September. But after several years of watching American and Chinese researchers accumulate breakthroughs and funding, while Russia continues to lack a… → Read More

Samuel Bendett

Samuel Bendett is an Associate Research Analyst at CNA and a Fellow in Russia Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. → Read More