Adam Elkus

Adam Elkus was a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. He is a PhD student in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. He also currently serves as a Technology Research Analyst for Crucial Point, LLC and as a columnist at War on the Rocks. Elkus' work has been published in Slate, Foreign Policy, Armed Forces Journal, and other publications. He holds a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Adam's research interests are in computational modeling of adversarial decision behavior with multi-agent system models.

All Work

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and FUTURE TENSE
How to Be Good

Adam Elkus wrote for Future Tense explaining why you can't teach human values to artificial intelligence.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
When should a robot say no to its human owner?

It’s more difficult to determine than you might think.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA
The Importance of History in Technology and Security Policy Analysis

What to think about machines that think.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Man, the Machine, and War

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
THE MORAL HAZARD OF PROXY WARFARE

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
#Monday Musings: Adam Elkus

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
CSI: PENTAGON — WHO KILLED AMERICAN STRATEGY?

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Purpose of the Military

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Sea Control 92 - Autonomy

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Coming Down from Olympus

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