News Releases

March 16, 2020: New National Online Coronavirus Resource: CSET Experts Lead in Creating National Database Assisted by Machine Learning – The White House is tapping the expertise of researchers from CSET to determine how data and open research can be used to address the COVID-19 pandemic. CSET and other partners released CORD-19, a publicly available repository of information to assist in tracking the virus.

February 26, 2020: U.S. Must Shape Artificial Intelligence With Allies and PartnersThe United States must collaborate with its allies and partners to shape the trajectory of artificial intelligence, promoting liberal democratic values and protecting against efforts to wield AI for authoritarian ends, CSET researchers note in this new report. They propose a three-pronged strategy of 10 initiatives to pursue in concert with other countries.

December 17, 2019: International Graduate Students Critical to U.S. AI Competitiveness – Talent is core to U.S. competitiveness in artificial intelligence, and international graduate students are a large source of AI talent for the United States. Graduate student retention has been a historical U.S. strength, but that strength is endangered by recent trends, finds a new CSET report.

November 21, 2019: CSET Launching Cybersecurity and AI ProjectAccelerating threats to cybersecurity, the impact of automation on cyber defense, and the degree to which cyber operations will become faster and more powerful are among the subjects that CSET will now start to explore thanks to a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

October 22, 2019: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Threats: CSET Expert Testifies to Congress on Vulnerabilities and Need for Defense Using Latest AI Tools – Artificial intelligence will alter the nature of cyber attacks and defense, but will not replace the human element in cyber operations, according to Ben Buchanan, Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET).

September 25, 2019:  Intelligence, Defense Leaders Say U.S. Will Suffer Without Wiser AI Investment – National and international security are increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence, but U.S. security interests will suffer if the United States doesn’t work with its allies to invest wisely in AI capabilities, leading figures from the intelligence and defense communities said today at Georgetown University.

September 18, 2019:  New CSET report: China’s Access to Foreign AI Technology –  China is broadening its deeply rooted technology transfer practices to include artificial intelligence. As these efforts bear fruit, our new report discusses how the United States can and should respond.

September 17, 2019: New CSET report: Immigration Policy and the U.S. AI Sector –  As the artificial intelligence field becomes more developed globally, restrictive immigration policies threaten America’s ability to recruit and retain foreign AI talent, CSET researchers report in a new study.

September 16, 2019: New CSET report: Strengthening the U.S. AI Workforce – A prolonged talent shortage could undermine U.S. strength in artificial intelligence, which is increasingly important to national security, and current immigration policies would only make it worse, according to a report CSET released today.