Inside AI Policy

December 3, 2023

Former NSC counsel says nuclear arms controls is not a model for mitigating AI risks

By Rick Weber / November 20, 2023

A former National Security Council lawyer is pushing back against calls by foreign policy analysts to apply the Cold War era process for negotiating nuclear arms controls to international efforts for mitigating emerging risks from artificial intelligence, arguing key differences including the inability to quantify AI systems and the lack of government monopolies or control over the increasingly pervasive technology.

“I was maybe a little surprised to encounter a lot of analogies to nuclear arms control, to the Non-Proliferation Treaty,...

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