Artificial intelligence will replace CIA agents?

In a world saturated with technology, intelligence agents face new challenges, but on the other hand, technological innovations improve their work. The CIA is preparing for the new realities, with 140 artificial intelligence projects currently underway.

WspoThe modern world forces agentoin the CIA to impersonate its „second life” more efficient than ever. They have to remain invisible to the other party in a world of increasingly sophisticated tracking techniques. That’s why the agency intends to implement techniques based on artificial intelligence to make the agents’ work easier, and simply replace some of them.

Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of the. Technological developments in the CIA have acknowledged that the agency has been more or less poł year has almost 140 projectoin regarding artificial intelligence. Currently, the mainoThe main enemy becomes machines and algorithms, not agents of foreign intelligence, whooAt – according to Meyerriecks – are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

Meyerriecks said that already other countries (she did not say which ones) have deployed artificial intelligence for intelligence operations. – Digital surveillance, including closed-circuit television cameras and wireless infrastructure in some 30 countries around the world is so good that physical tracking of agentsoin intelligence is no longer necessary – said Meyerriecks at the GEOINT conference in Florida.

But CCTV cameras are not the only challenges facing theorymi stands wspomodern spying. Social media and phone activity trackingoin comork roalso pose a problem. – Even if you turn off your phone 10 minutes before reaching your workplace, don’t think you’ll fool anyone with it. And this is how you will know where you are going – said Meyerriecks.

According to Meyerriecks, the agency is currently making efforts to develop effective strategies using the algorithmsoin artificial intelligence primarily for the purpose of processing information and data acquired by ubiquitous TV cameras. Algorithms do it faster and more accurately than humans. The issue here is mainlyownie about identification techniques – face recognition or image interpretationow. But work is also being done in other areas such as m.in. geographic and spatial data management or language processing.

According to the contents of a recently declassified internal memo, the CIA was already making efforts 30 years ago to involve the algorithm in intelligence activitiesoin computer. Government documents from 1984. describe "Artificial intelligence steering group", established a year earlier, ktoThe cruise was designed to provide CIA chiefs with a monthly reportoon the state of development of artificial intelligence.

„An encouraging number of research and development activities in artificial intelligence have been initiated. These include areas such as expert systems, natural language processing, intelligent database interfaces, signal interpretationow and smart workstations” – reads part of the declassified memo.

This shows that the CIA already appreciated the potential of artificial intelligence 30 years ago, even if most people at the time considered it pure science fiction. The aforementioned document called for more training for agentow, focusing on supporting programmersoin developing artificial intelligence zaroboth in academia and the professional world, as well as creating an open source ofoders information about this work to government agencies.

The use of artificial intelligence in intelligence could mean an advantage in this international game of hide-and-seek, ktor is a global intelligence network. In a clash with ever-evolving systems of at least satellite tracking, human spies won’t stand a chance. In James Bond movies, agents always had the latest technological gadgets. Now this technology is slowly replacing the agents themselvesow.