CSET’s Anna Puglisi spoke at the Senate Energy Committee hearing held on Thursday about advances in artificial intelligence and U.S. technological competitiveness, which was broadcasted by PBS. The hearing delved into various subjects associated with emerging technology, such as the deployment of AI in the military, its utilization within medical research facilities, and its role in mitigating disasters and security threats. Additionally, the committee examined the escalating concerns regarding AI’s potential impact on safety, privacy, civil rights, democratic processes, and the economic landscape.
Puglisi emphasized, “This is not a DOE problem but a U.S.-wide problem because China’s system is not the same as ours. China takes a holistic approach to developing technology, blurring the lines between public, private, civilian, and military. Our policies and mitigation strategies need to reflect this reality.”
Watch the hearing on PBS.