According to this article by IEEE, the bad guys are already using artificial techniques for nefarious purposes. They want the AI community to address this issue.
The good guys used a toxicity database and AI to generate 40,000 possible chemical weapons. The paper was published, now the bad guys can duplicate it. Stupid.
AI generated deep fakes are already being weaponized.
Commercially available drones are being used by terrorists.
Bad guys are using it for cyper-attacks and disinformation.
Scientists are worried about the combination of drones, AI, weapons. See the video below.
Frankly, I don’t think the scientific community is up to the task. Academics and scientists never think the world is a bad as it really is.