Can We Still Regulate Emerging Technologies?

The world was stunned when in 1997 IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov. Twenty years later, the world champion chess program, Stockfish 8, was beaten in a 100-game match up by AlphaZero, Google’s game-playing AI software. The big difference: AlphaZero taught itself how to play chess – in under four hours!  It does not take much imagination to see the potential for military applications in the future. That begs the question, is it already too late to regulate emerging technologies? Read more in Ulrich Kühn's latest op-ed for Valdai here