How viable is international arms control for military artificial intelligence? Three lessons from nuclear weapons

  title={How viable is international arms control for military artificial intelligence? Three lessons from nuclear weapons},
  author={Matthijs M. Maas},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  pages={285 - 311}
  • M. Maas
  • Published 6 February 2019
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Security Policy
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