Understanding China’s AI workforce could provide important insight for the United States, which relies heavily on foreign-born, top-tier tech talent. However, little information about the state of China’s AI workforce is publicly available. To date, what is known comes mainly from sporadic Chinese ministry, university, and company reports, or from news media outlets.
To bridge the Chinese AI workforce data gap, CSET partnered with AMPLYFi to develop a novel dataset of Chinese job postings and used it to analyze AI workforce demand in China. This seminar to discussed the initial findings of this research. CSET Research Analysts Dahlia Peterson and Luke Koslosky discussed their work on this topic with moderator Oliver Hayman, AMPLYFI’s Head of Professional Services.
Recording and Discussion
Dahlia Peterson is a Research Analyst at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Her research work focuses on how China harnesses predictive policing algorithms and facial, voice, and gait recognition technologies for AI-powered surveillance programs within its own borders and abroad. At CSET, she also studies how China is developing its artificial intelligence education and workforce pipelines. Her work has been published by the Brookings Institution, The Diplomat, The Hill, The National Interest, and Routledge. She has been quoted in Marketplace and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Prior to joining CSET she worked for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the U.S. State Department’s Virtual Student Federal Service, and the Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Chinese Language with a minor in China Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Luke Koslosky is a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Previously, Luke was a Research Associate at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS), where he worked on science and technology policy and founded the Center for Enterprise, Exploration, and Defense in Space (CEEDS). Luke has also served as a staffer in the House of Representatives. Luke holds a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University.
Oliver Hayman has almost 15 years of experience in consulting and technology, delivering business-critical solutions for leading organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States. For the past 5 years, Oliver has held leadership roles at AMPLYFI, one of Europe’s leading AI scale-ups, and currently leads AMPLYFI’s Professional Services team. Oliver thrives on delivering cutting edge AI-solutions for CSET and other mission-based clients around the world. Oliver has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham.