ECONOMIC & SOCIAL COUNCILS
[DOUBLE & NOVICE] Disarmament and International Security Council (DISEC)
Chairs: Riyashi Varia & Dajeong Won
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Topic A: Militarization of A.I.
As technology advances at an unprecedented pace, it brings both remarkable possibilities and alarming risks, particularly in the realm of militarized artificial intelligence (AI). While AI promises transformative benefits, its militarization has ushered in a new era of potential threats and global instability. The concept of AI-driven warfare has become a disquieting reality. The rise of AI-enabled drone swarms and autonomous weaponry has further blurred the lines between science fiction and battlefield tactics. These AI-driven military assets possess the potential to revolutionize warfare, offering unparalleled precision and rapid decision-making; however, the very autonomy that makes them effective also raises profound moral questions about accountability and the potential for unintended consequences. As we convene to address the militarization of artificial intelligence, it is imperative for delegates to understand the nuances within the intersection of technological progress and international security. Solutions must work to reach a delicate balance between embracing artificial intelligence’s potential for enhanced defense capabilities and safeguarding against its potential for catastrophic misuse
Topic B: CyberterrorismWhile technology is able to give citizens access to boundless information, it has also opened doors to cyberterrorism. The general definition of cyberterrorism is any premeditated, politically motivated attack against information systems that threatens or results in violence. One of the earliest cases of cyberterrorism was back in 1999 where David Smith created the Melissa virus which targeted Microsoft’s Word and Outlook email software to automatically send messages to the first 50 people in the victim’s contact list. More recently, in 2021, hackers have tried to break into the network of a Florida water treatment plant and boost the levels of sodium hydroxide to lethal levels. While this hacking attempt was unsuccessful, it is clear that cyberterrorism could have serious consequences to large communities. Delegates discussing this topic will have to develop solutions that consider the increasing severity of cyberterrorist attacks while also navigating through the rapidly advancing technology world.
This is a double delegation committee, which means each country will be represented by two delegates from the same school. When assigning positions to this committee, we ask that you assign two delegates to every position assigned within the DISEC committee.
This is also a novice committee, which is intended for delegates who are new to Model UN.