New Bipartisan Bill Would Prevent AI From Launching Nuclear Weapons

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pursuing legislation to prevent the Pentagon from using artificial intelligence (AI) to launch nuclear weapons.
The Block Nuclear Launch by Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Act aims to safeguard the nuclear command and control process from future policy changes that might allow AI to make nuclear launch and targeting decisions.
Reps. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the legislation to both houses of Congress on April 26.
“While U.S. military use of AI can be appropriate for enhancing national security purposes, use of AI for deploying nuclear weapons without a human chain of command and control is reckless, dangerous, and should be prohibited,” Buck said in a prepared statement….

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