Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Chairs: Christina Kaddouh & Emilio Aleman
Topic A: Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is a bustling field that is constantly expanding in this day and age. With this sophisticated technology comes a great deal of ethical concerns, especially when the military, as well as non-state actors, are weaponizing it. With the potential to manipulate AI into making biased decisions, specifically when human lives are at stake, nations must consider both the offensive and defensive when it comes to this issue. In this committee, delegates must come up with innovative solutions that regulate the use of AI while staying true to their respective nations' views. Some argue that regulation can still leave room for, if not facilitate, innovation, while others see it as an infringement of rights; it is up to you, the delegates, to determine the best course of action.
Topic B: Fighting the Spread of Digital Extremism
Digital extremism has been a field of concern ever since the rise of digital technology in the 2000s. A single person can spread a message, for good or bad, to the entire world with the click of a button. We have seen terrorist, radical, and extremist groups utilizing social media to recruit members, share their messages, and cause great harm. It takes as little as a single doctored photograph to change an opinion, and when incendiary messages are sent in large volumes, significant action can be mobilized. With recent events like the January 6th Capitol riot, the rise of QAnon, and much more, it's clear that global action needs to be taken on this issue. In this committee, delegates should work together to propose innovative and efficient solutions to mitigate the effects of digital extremism while also ensuring the safety of individual rights. Delegates should also remember to consider future uses of social media, while still addressing current concerns.