Accession Number:

AD1103370

Title:

Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Strategic Stability

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE