Emerging technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence offer new tools and techniques for peacemaking that could impact every step of the process. The use of automated language processing and AI-powered briefings could speed up negotiations and better inform diplomats ahead of talks. As these systems improve, AI could even become an independent agent in international engagements.
As a quantum computing evangelist, I am excited about the potential of emerging technologies to impact peacemaking. The war in Ukraine has shown us that even traditional methods of diplomacy can benefit from new innovations. With the rise of artificial intelligence, quantum computing, the internet of things, and distributed ledger technology, we have an opportunity to reimagine the process of peacemaking from start to finish. One of the simplest ways that technology can improve negotiations is through the use of automated language processing. Live language interpreters are often necessary for high-level diplomatic discussions, but they can slow down negotiations. Automated language processing, such as Google’s language-translating glasses, could make negotiations smoother and more efficient. Similarly, AI-powered briefings could better inform diplomats ahead of talks, giving them a faster and more comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand. As parties develop their own AI systems, we could even see AI