LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome delegates, to the sixteenth edition of AISMUN. As your president in the DISEC committee, it is the greatest of all privileges to manage and to bear witness to the amazing experience that will entail watching this debate take place.
I fully hope that you prepare yourself for the session and give the best performance you can. I understand that, perhaps, having plenty of people watching you as you speak may be incredibly pressuring. However, as one that has gone through the motions of speaking to an audience, I can tell you that, despite how difficult it might seem, it is not impossible to be brave. It is possible to stand up with pride and smile at those who are not as reassured or do not have high expectations for you.
The power to thrive is within you; do not bother wondering about what others may think, because, if and when you do things right and touch their hearts and souls, their minds will soon change.
With all this said and without further ado, welcome to AISMUN XVI.
Kamell Mattar - Smattar@altamira.edu.co
TOPIC A: DEMILITARIZATION OF OUTER SPACE
TOPIC B: USES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MILITARY STRATEGY
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Outer space has become ground zero for constant military development. However, there is still dispute over the possible risks of its misuse. Certain risks have been discussed and certain consequences have been foreseen, the reason for which the objective of the commission is to reach a resolution that establishes a concrete boundary within the usage of outer space for military assets.
Delegates must assess the probability of military progress, as well as they should be aware of the possible consequences. This type of procedure can give a country immense power while leaving others empty-handed. For these reasons and more, this topic must be discussed with the utmost priority.
Beyond unmanned drones, robots, or any current inventions, artificial intelligence has the potential of becoming the source for the greatest amount of power that mankind can conceive. The historical consistency of our technological development foresees a vast array of discoveries that, when exploited, could render the human race as worthless and inferior. Countries must review the threats that this phenomenon can bring, not only for their own well being but for the entire international community. This issue can imbue a man with unparalleled power, so it must be treated with extreme caution. Not only for the aforementioned reasons but for the essence of the very problematic. A machine with that level of self-learning programming must be constructed and programmed with extreme precision. As a result, if a single line of code leads the machine in question to rebel against humans, it could bring a major catastrophe.