Militaries are increasingly incorporating autonomous functions into weapons systems, though as far as is publicly known, they have not yet turned the nuclear launch codes over to an artificial intelligence (AI) system. But there is no guarantee that some military will not put AI in charge of nuclear launches; international law does not specify that there should always be a human guarding the button.
Unfortunately, requiring humans to make decisions on firing nuclear weapons is not the end of the story. An obvious challenge is how to ensure the commitments to human control are trustworthy.
From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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