Thursday, April 26, 2018

New RAND Study: AI Could Lead to Nuclear War by 2040

A new RAND Corporation study warns that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to nuclear war by 2040.

The study, entitled "How Might Artificial Intelligence Affect the Risk of Nuclear War," is part of a special project within the think tank, known as Security 2040, to look over the horizon and anticipate coming threats.

The report, co-authored by Edward Geist and Andrew Lohn, is already getting a lot of media attention, including from CNBC, Newsweek, New York Post, and many others.

As Think Tank Watch recently reported, think tanks are getting very serious about studying AI, with a number of policy shops jockeying to take the lead as the go-to source for AI.