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15 June 2023 - AI in weapon systems - Oral evidence

Committee AI in Weapon Systems Committee
Inquiry AI in weapon systems

Thursday 15 June 2023

Start times: 3:00pm (private) 3:00pm (public)


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Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee holds the ninth and tenth evidence sessions of its Inquiry

The Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee holds the ninth and tenth evidence sessions of its inquiry. In the ninth session it will hear from Professor Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley on how AI weapons systems can be developed responsibly. In the tenth session it will hear from Dr James Johnson, Lecturer in Strategic Studies at the University of Aberdeen and Christopher King, Head of Weapons of Mass Destruction Brank at UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on the impact that development of AI may have on nuclear weapons.

Meeting details

At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry AI in weapon systems
Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley
At 4:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry AI in weapon systems
Lecturer in Strategic Studies at University of Aberdeen
Head of Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch at UN Office for Disarmament Affairs

Possible Questions

  • What international standards of practice on development, testing, and use of AI-enabled and autonomous weapon systems are needed to ensure compliance with IHL, if any? How should those standards be developed and by whom?
  • How concerned should we be about the possible use of AWS by non-state actors?
  • Does use of AI in weapons systems risk inadvertent escalation into a nuclear conflict? How does the use of AI in Nuclear Command, Control and Communications affect the risk of nuclear ‘close calls’?
  • How could AI contribute to the testing of nuclear weapons, and what are the potential benefits and concerns?

Further Information 

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

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