The Netherlands has invited India, along with China, Germany, the US, and the UK to attend the ministerial-level conference. The first global conference on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military application. The conference Netherlands and South Korea are co-hosting at the Hague.
The invitation from the Netherlands follows the two countries’ recent ramping up of cooperation in cyber-security and other shared challenges. This international conference aims to create a road map for using AI in the military domain responsibly.
AI is rapidly becoming a vital part of military operations, and its potential for use in weapons systems is growing. It has been used in various applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, and cybersecurity systems. The use of AI in military operations is increasingly becoming a contentious issue due to its potential implications on civilian populations and ethical and legal considerations.
The conference will provide a platform for discussing the ethical, legal, and operational concerns surrounding the responsible use of AI in the military. It will focus on the implications of AI-driven weapons systems, international standards development, and best practices sharing.
The Hague conference will also be an opportunity for international collaboration and the sharing of experiences as countries assess the potential of AI for military applications. Experts from the Netherlands, South Korea, and other invitees will facilitate the discussions.
The Netherlands is one of the few major countries in the world that has developed a robust framework for regulating the use of AI in the military. The Netherlands’ recently-released ethical guidelines for AI in the military emphasize the importance of taking a human-centric approach to developing and using AI.
The Hague conference is an opportunity for India and other countries to engage in fruitful dialogue and collaboration on the responsible use of AI in the military. It is also a chance for India to build upon the ethical guidelines it has already established for AI in the military and share its experiences with the international community.