Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Strategic Stability
Journal Article - Open Access
Air University Maxwell AFB United States
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AI-augmented conventional capabilities might affect strategic stability between great military powers. The nuanced, multifaceted possible intersections of this emerging technology with a range of advanced conventional weapons can compromise nuclear capabilities, thus amplifying the potentially destabilizing effects of these weapons. This article argues that a new generation of artificial intelligenceenhanced conventional capabilities will exacerbate the risk of inadvertent escalation caused by the commingling of nuclear and nonnuclear weapons. The increasing speed of warfare will also undermine strategic stability and increase the risk of nuclear confrontation.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics