“Artis and its associated universities (University of Oxford,
University of Michigan, Arizona State University) has been a strong
supporter of the Minerva Initiative, up by Robert Gates, Secretary of
Defense Defense under both the George W. Bush and Obama
administrations, to “understand the countries or cultures we are
dealing with.” The program should continue for the sake of national
security. Machines do not make the decisions to go to war or seek the
peace, to fight and die — people do. And Minerva’s task is to
understand what drives people to make those decisions, where might
they compromise, when not, and what might be done.”

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