The impact of emerging technologies has assumed greater saliency in recent years, but their implications for nuclear risk and the global nuclear order remain contested and uncertain. Applications of some technologies could have the potential to exacerbate nuclear risks. There may also be ways to leverage these technologies in support of non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control efforts.
This Wilton Park conference seeks to initiate an international dialogue to better understand the role of emerging technology and nuclear risk. In particular, it seeks to:
- Develop understanding and awareness of the roles that emerging technologies play in the global nuclear order.
- Identify risks and opportunities associated with emerging technologies and the implications for crisis stability, arms control, and the NPT.
- Bridge gaps in thinking between policy and technical communities.
- Define a forward-looking agenda for emerging technology within the NPT
On September 28, APLN Executive Director Shata Shetty and APLN board member Zhao Tong spoke at the session regarding emerging technologies and the P5 Process to discuss the following questions:
- How could the P5 incorporate emerging technology dialogues into the P5 Process?
- What challenges will the P5 confront in initiating this dialogue?
- How can they be overcome or mitigated?
For more information, please visit the Wilton Park website here.