CSET kicked off the new year with vigor and variety, publishing research, analysis and advice to the federal government across a range of issues. We examined AI-powered disinformation campaigns, biotechnology R&D, the reshoring of semiconductor manufacturing in the interest of national security, and more. With partners at OpenAI and Stanford’s Internet Observatory, CSET authors explored how large language models might be misused for disinformation purposes and introduced a framework for analyzing mitigation strategies. We did a deep dive into the U.S. semiconductor supply chain’s resilience, noting ways that policymakers can meaningfully strengthen efforts to re-shore fabrication of chips that are critical to AI and advanced computing. CSET experts responded to a Request for Information by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on bio-manufacturing and the best ways to foster the U.S. bio-economy. And we published two original translations of Chinese documents into English: The first announces a new crackdown on mobile apps by China’s internet regulator, and the second describes, in broad strokes, the Chinese Communist Party’s guidelines for how “big data” can be used to spur economic development.
Our latest publications and blog posts:
- Forecasting Potential Misuses of Language Models for Disinformation Campaigns—and How to Reduce Risk by Josh A. Goldstein, Girish Sastry, Micah Musser, Renée DiResta, Matthew Gentzel and Katerina Sedova
- Betting the House: Leveraging the CHIPS and Science Act to Increase U.S. Microelectronics Supply Chain Resilience by John VerWey
- Comment to the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative by Caroline Schuerger, Stephanie Batalis and Vikram Venkatram
- Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission Arranges and Launches “Clear and Bright: Rectifying the Chaos in the Realm of Mobile Internet Application Programs” Special Campaign (Translated by CSET)