We're making terrific advances in artificial intelligence every year, it seems. I think it's beyond doubt now that AI will become an ever-present force that will power our daily lives. Yet, there's one application of AI that might cost us a few sleepless nights someday: the use of AI in modern warfare. AI is now used for applications like cybersecurity, self-driving vehicles and drones. It can also be used for cyber-attacks. We might still remember the lessons of the last cold war enough to keep from nuking each other to ashes but cyber warfare can also cause untold damage to infrastructure, banking systems and the like (to say nothing of elections). Still not worried? How about AI control of non-nuclear weapons independent of a human commander? It's not quite Skynet, but do we really want to get to that juncture?