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U.S. Tech Leadership in an Era of Competition

August 13, 2020

New Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Kratsios spoke with CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny and delivered formal remarks in his first public appearance in the role. The pre-recorded discussion and remarks addressed the challenges and opportunities inherent in defense innovation.

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The U.S.-China split in space

| November 17, 2020

Axios' article on the divided U.S.-China space collaboration highlighted reports by CSET's Matthew Daniels and Lorand Laskai for a project of the Johns Hopkins' Applied Research Laboratory.

CSET survey research shows that employees in the AI sector either support working on Department of Defense projects or are neutral. FedScoop highlighted this research in the article below.

In an article about U.S.-China AI competition, EnterpriseAI quoted CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny.

The military is calling in AI for support

Axios Future
| November 14, 2020

Axios Future cited CSET's three-part series, "U.S. Military Investments in Autonomy and AI: Costs, Benefits, and Strategic Effects"

Axios Future covered CSET's Issue Brief, "'Cool Projects' or 'Expanding the Efficiency of the Murderous American War Machine?': AI Professionals' Views on Working With the Department of Defense."

The Future of Data Science

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
| November 4, 2020

CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny presented the keynote address at the virtual colloquium on the future of data science and the implications for privacy and national security hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

NATO Targets AI Interoperability

| November 2, 2020

In an article about NATO's AI plans, EnterpriseAI recapped CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny's comments on the NSCAI podcast.

Technology Transfer and AI featuring Emily Weinstein

The Heritage Foundation: China Uncovered Podcast
| November 2, 2020

CSET research analyst Emily Weinstein appeared on the "China Uncovered" podcast. Listen to the full episode here.

"Deepfakes: A Grounded Threat Assessment" by Tim Hwang was cited in VentureBeat. Read the mention of CSET's research below.

China Threatens U.S. Primacy in Artificial Intelligence

National Defense Magazine
| October 30, 2020

CSET's Husanjot Chahal spoke to National Defense Magazine for an article about China's artificial intelligence ambitions. Read an excerpt below.