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America’s Supply Chain Needs High-Skilled Migrants

The Wall Street Journal
| May 28, 2020

American chip companies depend on foreign graduates and workers, write Remco Zwetsloot and Will Hunt. New large-scale immigration restrictions, if successful, will hamstring efforts to bring home advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

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The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong

Foreign Affairs
| August 7, 2020

AI competition among nations comes down to a technical triad: data, algorithms and computing power. While the first two elements receive an enormous amount of policy attention, compute is often overlooked. CSET's Ben Buchanan explores its potential in Foreign Affairs.

Given the hype around deepfakes, how should we understand the technology’s true risks? Wired spoke with CSET’s Tim Hwang about his latest report, a grounded deepfake threat assessment.

Will antitrust action in the tech sector create openings for a new generation of companies or hurt firms’ ability to achieve AI breakthroughs? Dakota Foster spoke with Fortune’s Jonathan Vanian about her CSET report on Big Tech and antitrust action.

CSET partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center and Representatives Robin Kelly and Will Hurd to highlight national security considerations that must be addressed in an American AI strategy. A Wired article on the report's findings quoted CSET Director of Strategy Helen Toner.

“A lot of the policy discussion remains, ‘Let’s throw more money at it; let’s get more AI, bigger AI, better AI,’” CSET's Tim Hwang said. “But that is still not working at the level of granularity we really need to think about what, specifically, do we want to advance to ensure U.S. leadership in this space." He weighed in Congress' latest efforts to support federal AI research.

America’s Innovation Engine Is Slowing

The Atlantic
| July 19, 2020

"More than 80 percent of international doctoral students in artificial intelligence remain in the country after graduation." Two recent CSET reports were cited in the Atlantic to make the case for immigration reform to boost American innovation.

How Trinity could have ended the world

Axios Future
| July 15, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test, CSET's Jason Matheny shares a reflection on the importance of evaluating risks as new emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence are deployed.

New ICE restrictions on foreign students speed up a trend that make it slower and costlier for immigrants to come to the United States, write Zachary Arnold and Tina Huang. America’s historic near-monopoly on the global market for foreign talent is fading.

The Chinese official response to President Trump's visa suspension has been “critical but relatively muted,” according to a CSET media reaction brief by Emily Weinstein and Dahlia Peterson.

In March, CSET partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as leading research groups, to develop the COVID-19 Open Research Database. The project produced early findings about the disease—including the COVID-19 protein structure and risk factors.