AI and the Bomb: Nuclear strategy and risk in the digital age

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This book provides a coherent, innovative, and multidisciplinary examination of the potential effects of artificial intelligence (AI) technology on nuclear strategy and escalation risk. The book addresses a gap in the international relations and strategic studies literature that considers how AI might influence nuclear security and future warfare. Its findings will have important theoretical and policy implications about the strategic ramifications of using AI technology in the nuclear enterprise. The book advances an innovative theoretical framework to consider AI technology and atomic risk, drawing on insights from political psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and strategic studies. This multidisciplinary research unpacks the seminal cognitive-psychological features of the Cold War era and offers a novel explanation for why these matter for AI applications and nuclear strategic thinking. This distinguishing feature will ensure the book's policy relevance and original contribution to the literature that considers the impact of technological change and nuclear risk.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9780191949036
ISBN (Print)978-0192858184, 0192858181
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2023


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