Global geopolitics is already being transformed by artificial intelligence (AI)
Technology has always been employed by geopolitical players to achieve their objectives. Artificial intelligence (AI), unlike other technology, is much more than a tool.
We don’t want to humanize AI or imply that it has its own goals. It isn’t a moral agent, at least not yet. However, it is quickly becoming a major factor of our collective fate.
We believe that AI is already challenging the fundamentals of international peace due to its unique traits — and its effects on other sectors, such as biotechnologies and nanotechnologies.
Because of the rapid pace of AI technology advancement and the range of new applications. The global AI industry is predicted to increase more than ninefold between 2020 to 2028.
AI systems are being fully implemented without enough regulatory control or consideration of their ethical implications.
This disparity, known as the pace problem, has rendered legislators and executive branches incapable of dealing with it.
After all, the consequences of new technology are frequently difficult to predict. Smartphones and social media were part of our daily lives long before we realized how dangerous they could be if misused.
Face recognition technology’s ramifications for privacy as well as human rights infractions took time to realize too.
Some countries will use AI to affect public opinion by selecting what content people consume and restricting freedom of expression through surveillance.
Looking ahead, we have no clue which of the current research issues will lead to inventions, or how those technologies will interact with one another and the rest of the environment.
These issues are particularly apparent in AI, because the methods used by learning algorithms to get their conclusions are frequently opaque.
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint the cause of unfavorable effects. It is impossible to assess and certify the safety of systems that are constantly learning and changing their behavior.
In short, we feel that human societies are not politically, legally, or ethically equipped for AI.
The world is also unprepared about how AI will influence geopolitics and international relations ethics.
This might happen in three ways, according to us:
- First, innovations in AI will transform the power balance between countries.
- Second, AI will elevate a new class of geopolitical entities beyond nation governments.
- Third, artificial intelligence will open the door to the possibility of new types of warfare.
Open discourse about AI’s benefits, limitations, and complexities is the only solution to minimize its geopolitical risks and offer the nimble and comprehensive monitoring it will demand.
The G20 might be a platform, or an emerging global governance system involving the business industry and other key players could be established.
It is commonly acknowledged that regulating the proliferation of lethal weapon systems and climate change is critical to international security, economic development, the public good, and human well-being.
They will increasingly rely on our collaborative abilities to control the evolution and direction of AI and other future technologies.