Tag Archive: Compute

Compute Accounting Principles Can Help Reduce AI Risks

Tech Policy Press
| November 30, 2022

In an opinion piece for Tech Policy Press, CSET's Krystal Jackson, Karson Elmgren, Jacob Feldgoise, and their coauthor Andrew Critch wrote about computational power as a key factor driving AI progress.

AI and Compute

Andrew Lohn Micah Musser
| January 2022

Between 2012 and 2018, the amount of computing power used by record-breaking artificial intelligence models doubled every 3.4 months. Even with money pouring into the AI field, this trendline is unsustainable. Because of cost, hardware availability and engineering difficulties, the next decade of AI can't rely exclusively on applying more and more computing power to drive further progress.

Devices based on superconductor electronics can achieve much higher energy efficiency than standard electronics. Research in superconductor electronics could advance a range of commercial and defense priorities, with potential applications for supercomputing, artificial intelligence, sensors, signal processing, and quantum computing. This brief identifies the countries most actively contributing to superconductor electronics research and assesses their relative competitiveness in terms of both research output and funding.

National Power After AI

Matthew Daniels Ben Chang
| July 2021

AI technologies will likely alter great power competitions in foundational ways, changing both how nations create power and their motives for wielding it against one another. This paper is a first step toward thinking more expansively about AI & national power and seeking pragmatic insights for long-term U.S. competition with authoritarian governments.

One sentence summarizes the complexities of modern artificial intelligence: Machine learning systems use computing power to execute algorithms that learn from data. This AI triad of computing power, algorithms, and data offers a framework for decision-making in national security policy.

Plus, New Zealand’s Algorithm Charter, the House Intel Authorization Act and ODNI’s AI principles.

CSET submitted the following comment in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies.