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Alice Saltini

Policy Fellow

YGLN Membership Italy

As a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN), Alice Saltini is actively involved in a range of projects within the Global Security Program that include an examination between the interplay of AI and nuclear risks. With a keen interest in AI regulation at the intersection with nuclear systems, Alice is dedicated to developing policy solutions in this field, contributing constructively to ongoing discussions.

Believing in the importance of transparency in AI, Alice seeks to understand and address challenges presented by the potential implications of advanced AI models for nuclear command and control systems. Her insights have found a platform in a number of multilateral fora, such as the NPT.

Prior to joining the ELN, Alice interned for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in the External Relations, Protocol and International Cooperation Section, and worked as a Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Alice is also a recent cohort of the CTBTO Youth Group’s CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellowship 2022.

She holds a Master’s degree in Russian studies and a Post Graduate Certificate (Pg Cert) in Nonproliferation Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, benefiting from a full merit-based scholarship during her tenure at the Middlebury Institute.

Combining her academic background with practical experience, Alice hopes to foster informed dialogues about the integration of AI in the nuclear domain

Content by Alice Saltini

Report

Asia-Pacific flashpoints: Comparing Australian, Japanese, South Korean & UK perceptions

This ELN and APLN report compares Australian, Japanese, South Korean, and UK risk perceptions towards Taiwan and North Korea. It finds that diverging perceptions of risk in the Asia-Pacific are potential obstacles to policy coordination and offers recommendations for how to address this.

Commentary

Navigating cyber vulnerabilities in AI-enabled military systems

As countries continue incorporating AI into conventional military systems, they should prepare themselves for the risk that adversaries are likely already working to exploit weaknesses in AI models by threatening datasets at the core of AI. To address this, Alice Saltini writes that states should develop metrics to assess how cyber vulnerabilities could impact AI integration.

19 March 2024 | Alice Saltini
Report

UK thinking on AI integration and interaction with nuclear command and control, force structure, and decision-making

Alice Saltini analyses the British literature on the UK’s perception of military and nuclear applications of AI and their impact on strategic stability and NC3. The paper offers recommendations for unilateral measures that the UK can take, as well as multilateral initiatives within the P5 framework, to address the risks associated with AI in nuclear decision-making

13 November 2023 | Alice Saltini