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September 12, 2023

AI Revolution: Weapons of Mass Destruction with David Koplow

Episode 291

Biological. Chemical. Radiological. When most people think of Weapons of Mass Destruction, or WMDs, they often think of nuclear capabilities and atomic weapons. How will AI development and its catastrophic potential on the battlefield shape the global understanding and control of WMD’s? This week, host Elisa is joined by David Koplow, arms control expert and Professor of Law at Georgetown University, to discuss the history of WMDs, the laws and treaties that govern them, and how AI innovation will shape our future understanding of weapons and warfare.

David Koplow is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University


UN Security Council Resolution of 1977

1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, ICRC

2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

2023 Cluster Munition Monitor Report

Koplow, David A. Non-Lethal Weapons the Law and Policy of Revolutionary Technologies for the Military and Law Enforcement. Cambridge University Press, 2006

Koplow, David A. Death by Moderation: The U.S. Military’s Quest for Useable Weapons. Cambridge University Press, 2010

Koplow, David A. Smallpox: The Fight to Eradicate a Global Scourge. University of California Press, 2003

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