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CSET’s Must Read Research: A Primer

Tessa Baker
| December 18, 2023

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The October 30, 2023, White House executive order on artificial intelligence requires companies developing the most advanced AI models to report safety testing results to the federal government. CSET Horizon Junior Fellow Thomas Woodside writes that these requirements are a good first step towards managing uncertain risks and Congress should consider codifying them into law.

Happy Black History Month! Here at CSET, we are excited to celebrate the contributions and leadership of Black individuals in the national security, emerging technology and other arenas.

China’s Hybrid Economy: What to Do about BGI?

Anna Puglisi
| February 2, 2024

As the U.S. government considers banning genomics companies from China in the Biosecure Act, it opens a broader question of how the U.S. and other market economies should deal with China’s national champions. This blog post provides an overview of BGI and how China’s industrial policy impacts technology development.

CSET's Workforce team is partnering with the NobleReach Foundation to deliver new research on talent trends in the U.S., including the talent development pipelines for AI, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies.

RISC-V: What it is and Why it Matters

Jacob Feldgoise
| January 22, 2024

As the U.S. government tightens its controls on China’s semiconductor ecosystem, a new dimension is increasingly worrying Congress: the open-source chip architecture known as RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”). This blog post provides an introduction to the RISC-V architecture and an explanation of what policy-makers can do to address concerns about this open architecture.

CSET’s Must Read Research: A Primer

Tessa Baker
| December 18, 2023

This guide provides a run-down of CSET’s research since 2019 for first-time visitors and long-term fans alike. Quickly get up to speed on our “must-read” research and learn about how we organize our work.

In an op-ed published in The Bulletin, CSET’s Owen J. Daniels, discusses the Biden administration's executive order on responsible AI use, emphasizing the importance of clear signals in AI policymaking.

Safeguards for Using Artificial Intelligence in Election Administration

Brennan Center for Justice
| December 12, 2023

In their recent article published by the Brennan Center for Justice, CSET's Heather Frase and Mia Hoffman, along with Edgardo Cortés and Lawrence Norden from the Brennan Center, delve into the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in election administration. The piece explores the potential benefits and risks associated with deploying AI.

On October 17, 2023, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an update to last year’s export controls on advanced computing, supercomputing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. This blog post provides an overview of the updated advanced computing controls, analyzes more than 100 relevant chips, and discusses the licensing policies for the expanded chip restrictions and the increased country scope.

In an op-ed published in Breaking Defense, CSET Space Force Fellow, Michael O'Connor, delves into the increasing concerns about AI safety and the need for rigorous safety testing before AI systems are deployed.