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SIPRI and UNODA engage with next generation of AI practitioners

On 16–17 November, SIPRI and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) organized a two-day capacity-building workshop on ‘Responsible AI for Peace and Security’ for a select group of STEM students. 

The workshop, the first in a series of four, aimed to provide up-and-coming artificial intelligence (AI) practitioners the opportunity to learn how to address the risks that civilian AI research and innovation may generate for international peace and security.  

SIPRI and UNODA hold dialogues on ‘Responsible AI for Peace’

On 13–14 September, SIPRI and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) held the first of two multi-stakeholder dialogues on ‘Responsible AI for Peace and Security’. Fifteen experts from industry, academia, civil society and government gathered online for two days of discussion. Participants explored how peaceful civilian AI research and innovation may present risks for peace and security, mapped potential misuse scenarios and considered how aware the civilian AI community is of these risks.

SIPRI and EUNPDC co-host intensive course on ‘WMD Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Pathways’

On 6–8 December 2022, SIPRI and the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) hosted an intensive introductory course on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), mechanisms to control their further spread and pathways to disarmament.

Recent advances in artificial intelligence contribute to nuclear risk—new SIPRI report

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) contribute to nuclear risk according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The authors warn that nuclear-armed states’ competition in military AI and premature adoption of AI in nuclear weapons and related capabilities could have a negative impact on strategic stability and increase the likelihood of nuclear weapon use. The report proposes AI-specific nuclear risk reduction measures and is now available now.


SIPRI presents new reports at the Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom in New York

SIPRI discussed two new reports at the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, held at the United Nations in New York on 29 April–10 May 2019.

The reports cover perspectives on the impact of artificial intelligence on strategic stability and nuclear risk, and the operationalization of nuclear disarmament verification.

Artificial intelligence, strategic stability and nuclear risk: Euro-Atlantic perspectives—new SIPRI report

Ahead of the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, SIPRI is pleased to announce the release of a new edited volume, the first in a trilogy on regional perspectives, ‘The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk: Euro-Atlantic Perspectives’. Companion volumes offering perspectives from East Asia and South Asia are forthcoming.

Emerging technologies pose challenges to the control of biological weapons, new SIPRI report

(Berlin/Stockholm, 14 March 2019) Advances in additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and robotics could increase the possibilities for the development, production and use of biological weapons. The existing biological arms control and non-proliferation governance framework needs to be adapted to address these security risks, according to a new report from SIPRI.

New SIPRI papers on the proliferation challenges associated with transfers of software and technology and 3D printing

SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of two new papers, entitled ‘The challenge of software and technology transfers to non-proliferation efforts: Implementing and complying with export controls’ and ‘The challenge of emerging technologies to non-proliferation efforts: Controlling additive manufacturing and intangible transfers of technology’.

SIPRI hosts Japan–Europe–USA cybersecurity workshop

This event hosted 12 leading academic, official, technical and legal cyber security experts from Estonia, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as an audience of over 30 ambassadors, defence attachés, senior scientists, and industry experts to discuss definitions and threats to critical infrastructure, case studies of cyber intrusions and attacks, as well as concrete ways forward on national, regional and international cooperation.

SIPRI hosts conference on Article 36 reviews and emerging technologies

The conference provided relevant practitioners and civil society experts with an opportunity to learn about new technologies; discuss the technical, legal and operational issues raised by emerging technologies in the context of Article 36 reviews; and identify concrete solutions to help to strengthen compliance with the requirements of Article 36.

Implementing Article 36 weapon reviews in the light of increasing autonomy in weapon systems

A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) outlines challenges related to the legal review of weapons that contain autonomous features, and argues for greater cooperation and information-sharing between states. The report, to be launched tomorrow at the United Nations office in Geneva, aims to feed into ongoing discussions on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

3D Printing Missiles on Demand? Additive Manufacturing as a Challenge to the Missile Technology Control Regime


This webinar brings together a distinguished panel of technical and policy experts to discuss the challenges additive manufacturing (AM) poses to export controls, and how they can be addressed through national and multilateral export control instruments such as the MTCR.