In this brief, Containing Emerging Technologies Impact on International Security, Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli, head of global risk and resilience at GCSP, describes how we are entering a new technological age, where we can observe a fusion of several scientific fields, in which artificial intelligence and deep learning will have a vital part. Whilst these new technologies comes with many new possibilities, they are also connected to risks and can be used with malicious intent. This brief discusses how to mitigate these.
Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli is the head of global risk and resilience at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a research fellow at King’s College London and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. He is a senior advisor for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on autonomous weapons systems for the United Nations in the framework of the Governmental Group of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). He is also a member of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the co-chair of the NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium on Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.