US intelligence puts artificial intelligence and quantum computing on the list of threats to national security

A number of agencies representing the US intelligence community have listed quantum computing and artificial intelligence as potential threats to national security - along with nuclear weapons, terrorism and climate change.

The greatest concern among intelligence experts is caused by agnostic technologies - encryption, autonomous and unmanned systems, with AI and quantum computing in the first place.

According to the US government, with their help, a potential adversary will be able to gain expanded access to artificial intelligence in the field of production and military technologies, and quantum computing will allow him to develop secure communications that are reliably protected from the intervention of American special services.

The list also includes information operations, "which use social media, artificial intelligence and data analysis to undermine the activities of the United States and its allies."