Tag Archive: Foreign talent

In his CSET report Research Analyst Will Hunt makes the case that even with the construction of new U.S. fabs through the CHIPS Act, a few thousand foreigns workers with semiconductor manufacturing experience will need to be hired.

Is the world splitting into opposing science ‘blocs’?

University World News
| June 23, 2021

CSET's Emily Weinstein spoke with University World News on China's strategy to become the global leaders on science and technology research.

China’s Foreign Technology Wish List

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily S. Weinstein Anna Puglisi
| May 2021

“Science and technology diplomats” act as brokers as part of China’s broader strategy to acquire foreign technology. Each year, they file hundreds of official reports on their activities. This issue brief illuminates trends in the 642 reports filed by the S&T directorates of Chinese embassies and consulates from 2015 to 2020, quantifying which types of technologies the Chinese government is most focused on acquiring, and from where.

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is urging Congress to keep foreign talent in the United States. According to a CSET report, "approximately 70%-90% of foreign STEM students in American Ph. D. programs, depending on their STEM field, wish to remain in the United States."

Using survey evidence from CSET in collaboration with various academic institutions, this report assesses the effects of immigration policy on AI talent recruitment.

Assessing the Scope of U.S. Visa Restrictions on Chinese Students

Remco Zwetsloot Emily S. Weinstein Ryan Fedasiuk
| February 2021

In May 2020, the White House announced it would deny visas to Chinese graduate students and researchers who are affiliated with organizations that implement or support China’s military-civil fusion strategy. The authors discuss several ways this policy might be implemented. Based on Chinese and U.S. policy documents and data sources, they estimate that between three and five thousand Chinese students might be prevented from entering U.S. graduate programs each year.

CSET research study shows that 42 out of 62 AI research labs are located abroad, while 68% of staff are located in the United States.

CSET report reveals that most workers and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence come from overseas.

CSET experts will discuss strategies for the Biden Administration to ensure U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence and emerging technology.

Most of America’s “Most Promising” AI Startups Have Immigrant Founders

Tina Huang Zachary Arnold Remco Zwetsloot
| October 2020

Half of Silicon Valley’s startups have at least one foreign-born founder, and immigrants are twice as likely as native-born Americans to start new businesses. To understand how immigration shapes AI entrepreneurship in particular in the United States, Huang, Arnold and Zwetsloot analyze the 2019 AI 50, Forbes’s list of the “most promising” U.S.-based AI startups. They find that 66 percent of these startups had at least one immigrant founder. The authors write that policymakers should consider lifting some current immigration restrictions and creating new pathways for entrepreneurs.