The Nordic and Baltic regions have agreed to work together more closely in the development of Artificial Intelligence and its use in a way that benefits society. Today they signed a letter of intent for expanding their co-operation to maintain their position as the leading region in Europe in this field.
In a common statement the ministers stress the potential that lies in Nordic and Baltic countries through their use of AI in business and the public sector. They say AI can assist in solving major societal challenges and bring considerable benefits to a variety of areas which could in effect double economic growth.
By removing the political risk that comes with sending soldiers into battle autonomous weapons lower the threshold of going to war and thus threaten world piece.
Thousands of experts, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have called for a ban on these weapons and Elon Musk has in fact warned that international competition to AI superiority is the most likely cause for World War III.
IIIM has also been very vocal on this issue and taken measures to work towards ethical use and development of AI.
This video, narrated by Stephen Fry, gives a disturbing insight into the issues at hand.