Winnefeld Writes 'AI Surprise in the Black Ditch'

Posted January 25, 2021

Sandy Winnefeld, USN (ret.), distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has written the short fiction for the U.S. Naval Institute titled “AI Surprise in the Black Ditch.” 

Read an excerpt:

Even though SpiderNet08 was the first of several fields installed by the larger SpiderNet system, the number eight was chosen for the Taiwan Strait because of its status as the highest-ranking lucky number in China. The South China Sea’s ADDER field was SpiderNet02, for the second-highest ranking lucky number. After her placement and initial orientation, during which she was informed of the position and status of the other devices in the field, #08-023 and her sisters periodically reported their observed acoustic activity. 

Read the blog post on the U.S. Naval Institute.

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