Artificial Intelligence and International Stability Project
Despite calls from prominent scientists to avoid militarizing AI, nation-states are already using AI and machine-learning tools for national security purposes. AI has the potential to impact international peace and security in myriad ways, from countering terrorism to nuclear stability. Developments in AI could provide security benefits, but current AI systems have substantial limitations and vulnerabilities. A headlong rush into AI security applications could pose risks to international stability or a “race to the bottom” on AI safety.
The project, supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, will build a community of practice from academia, business, and government policy makers to understand how AI is likely to develop and shape the international security environment across multiple regions and issues. The project will conclude with recommendations to policymakers for ways to reduce the risks to international stability from AI and capitalize on the potential stabilizing benefits.