Posted on 09/01/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this summer, we shared news of Germany’s “Project Cassandra,” which analyzed literature in an attempt to predict various political crises.

That’s not the only military-literary partnership, as it turns out.

Literary Hub shared a short post, using reporting from Le Monde and WorldCrunch, about the French Military of Defense’s latest project with the University of Paris Sciences and Lettres.

Science-fiction writers from the latter dream up scenarios that could put France in danger in the next few decades; academics in AI and tech fact-check the scenarios for plausibility; and the military develops a plan to handle the situations.
Apparently, you can even preview a few of these scenarios online.

Lit Hub’s summary includes links to the original reporting as well as the two publicly available crisis scenarios.

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