SYP-UK Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’, 29/03/24

Student / Young Pugwash-UK  Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’


Date / time: 29 March 2024, 14.00 GMT

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a subject of immediate and growing concern. The revolutionary potential of this technology could significantly reshape global society for good or ill. This webinar will explore current and future applications of AI in relation to nuclear issues, international peace, and security. SYP wants to give students and young professionals the opportunity to present their thoughts and findings on these vital topics.

Key questions this webinar will explore include:

  • How can AI help create a more peaceful world?
  • What are the military and security implications of AI?
  • How does AI interact with nuclear weapons?
  • How should AI be regulated, for example, in terms of arms control and disarmament?


Speakers include:


  • Ali Alkis

PhD Candidate Hacettepe University, Turkey (Department of International Relations – Nuclear Security and Armed Conflict); WINS Ambassador to Turkiye

“Nuclear Security and Artificial Intelligence: Balancing Pros and Cons in Safeguarding Critical Assets”


  • Mariam Mumladze

Bachelor of International Relations, Free University of Tbilisi

“Adapting Existing Arms Control Frameworks for the Dual-Use Challenges of AI in Nuclear Deterrence”

  • Ariel Karn / Phuphaphantakarn

IAEA (Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship) scholar studying Masters of Nuclear Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies (CA, USA). Ariel currently works at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as a graduate research assistant.

“Undersea Strategy in the Age of A.I. : Intelligence, Escalation and an Opportunity for Conversation”

Chairs: Dr Tim Street, Coordinator SYP / Matteo Bordin, SYP board member. A Q&A will follow the talks.

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