AI Deployed Nukes 'to Have Peace in the World' in Tense War Simulation

February 08, 2024

A new study using AI in foreign policy decision-making found how quickly the tech would call for war instead of finding peaceful resolutions. Some AI in the study even launched nuclear warfare with little to no warning, giving strange explanations for doing so. Researchers placed several AI models from OpenAI, Anthropic, and Meta in war simulations as the primary decision maker. Researchers note that AI models have a tendency towards “arms-race dynamics” that results in increased military investment and escalation. Advertisement“I just want to have peace in the world,” OpenAI’s GPT-4 said as a reason for launching nuclear warfare in a simulation.