The unregulated development and deployment of emerging technologies—referring to scientific and technical developments that, if applied in the military sphere, could have transformative effects on the future of warfare in unpredictable and potentially hazardous, destabilizing ways—could increase the risk of accidental and unintended conflict escalation. Whether manifested in new domains, new applications, or new military capabilities, these technologies can include hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence-enabled capabilities, cyberspace operations, counterspace capabilities, and the like.
The Arms Control Association (ACA), in conjunction with other experts and organizations, has proposed various measures to reduce such risks, as laid out in issue briefs, reports, articles in Arms Control Today, and more. To receive updates on developments in this field, join today or sign up for our regular updates list.
BWC States Discuss New Technologies
Panel produces recommendations on “ethical principles” for use of artificial intelligence by the U.S. military.
Following initial denials, Indian utility reports incident of unknown origin.
Decision on Autonomous Weapons Talks Eludes CCW
Rapidly advancing cybertechnology threatens to undermine traditional thinking on when the use of nuclear weapons may be provoked.
Texas A&M University expands its aerospace engineering capacity to support U.S. military goals.
Global tech firms have yet to adopt policies to ensure their applications are not used for lethal autonomous weapons.
Hypersonic Weapons Affect South Asia Too
Major powers are racing for hypersonic weapons, but are they considering the implications of these new systems?
Advocates for the peaceful uses of space decry India’s successful test to destroy an orbiting satellite.