Strategic Stability of South Asia in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Authors

  • Rizwana Abbasi Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.
  • Muhammad Saeed Uzzaman Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, Rawalpindi.

Keywords:

Artificial Intelligence, disruptive technologies, AI-led laws, changing battlefield, strategic stability, South Asia

Abstract

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled lethal autonomous weapons are being developed by states for their military advantage that can change the status quo to their benefit once fielded on the battlefield. AI-led weapon systems and military applications of AI such as early warning, decision support, command and control, and intelligence-analysis systems have the potential to urge escalatory actions, or even pre-emptive attacks, thus increasing the risk factors for nuclear stability. India and Pakistan, two nuclear possessor states seem to have not lagged behind in this race. This study investigates how militarization of AI leads to alter the battlefield between India and Pakistan, thereby impacting the regional strategic stability. The study also offers a renewed mechanism for states to restrain military applications of AI.

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Published

01-10-2022