Innovation and Its Discontents: U.S. and German Models of Military Innovation and the Dual-Use Conundrum
Increasingly, government investment in “emerging technologies” aims to harness dual-use, private-sector innovation to achieve national goals. Dual-use technologies are increasingly critical to national economies, labor forces, and security. For major powers and innovators, governments and their private sectors both contribute to investment in technology development.
What are the drivers behind the development? How does funding impact innovation? To what extent does military integration of resulting technologies play a role? Are there opportunities for U.S.-German partnership in the areas of AI and additive manufacturing?
-Dr. Amy J. Nelson, Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM), University of Maryland
-Dr. Bastian Giegerich, Director, Defense and Military Analysis, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK
American Council on Germany