The rapid progress and development in AI is prompting desperate speculation about its dual use applications and security risks. From autonomous weapons systems (AWS) to facial recognition technology to decision-making algorithms, each emerging application of AI brings with it the potential to be put to use for both good and bad purposes.
The reality is that any new AI innovation could be used for both beneficial and harmful purposes: any single algorithm that may provide important economic applications might also lead to the production of unprecedented weapons of mass destruction on a scale that is difficult to fathom. As a result, concerns about artificial intelligence-based automation are growing.
The challenges and complexities of evolving AI demand a constructive collaborative effort of all stakeholders.