On 21st February, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists produced this article.  It says that, over the next decade, the spread and maturation of additive manufacturing (or AI aka 3D printing) could challenge major control mechanisms for inhibiting nuclear proliferation, and the potential for the emergence of an “Internet of Nuclear Things” – with the latter capable of being harnessed to increase the information visibility of dual-use activities in civil nuclear programmes.  However, it says, barriers stand in the way of leveraging an Internet of Nuclear Things – notably, political issues related to information access and integrity.  The article argues that, as additive manufacturing technology matures, government and industry stakeholders should adopt a strategic approach toward an evolving Internet of Nuclear Things – an approach that would include principles to encourage transparency within the Internet of Nuclear Things and ensure the integrity of the information it produces.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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