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 intelligence—enhanced conventional capabilities will exacerbate the risk of inadvertent escalation caused by the commingling nuclear and nonnuclear weapons. The increasing speed of warfare will also undermine strategic stability and increase the risk of nuclear confrontation.
|Number of pages||39|
|Journal||Strategic Studies Quarterly|
|Early online date||25 Feb 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2020|