16 Feb 2023 / The Hague

How to regulate irresponsible AI in cyber operations at REAIM 2023

Panel at REAIM 2023 conference

On Thursday 16 February 2023, we are hosting the panel 'How to regulate irresponsible AI in cyber operations' during the REAIM 2023 conference in The Hague.

About our panel

Determining what responsible AI in the military domain by default also determines what ‘irresponsible AI’ might be. What are the (possible) uses of AI in military cyber operations that would be considered outside of the scope of legitimate use, and is it possible or feasible to develop a framework of responsible state behavior around the spread and use of such AI applications?

However, the nature of the ‘weapon’ (not a traditional weapon, but lines of code) and the secretive character of the market for zero days and exploits make the governance of AI-enabled military applications challenging. So what are possible governance solutions for this problem? Do export control regimes that deal with digital technology – such as the Wassenaar Arrangement – fit and, if so, how? How can arms control regimes be adapted to the problem of AI-enabled offensive cyber operations?

Discussing these questions are panelists Kerstin Vignard (Research Scholar for Science Diplomacy and Tech Policy in the Institute for Assured Autonomy, Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab), Marietje Schaake (International Policy Director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center) and Tal Mimran (Academic Coordinator of the International Law Forum and the Research Director at the Federmann Cyber Security Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), moderated by Senior Fellow Dennis Broeders.


REAIM 2023 is the first summit on Responsible AI in the Military Domain and hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference will be held at the World Forum, The Hague, on 15 and 16 February 2023. The summit will be a platform for all stakeholders (governments, industry, civil society, academia and think tanks) to forge a common understanding of the opportunities, dilemmas and vulnerabilities associated with military AI.

Registration is free of charge, but mandatory, due to strict security measures. More information can be found at this link.