The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University offers the following comments in response to OMB’s Request for Comments on the Advancing Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management for Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence Draft Memorandum.
A policy research organization within Georgetown University, CSET provides decision-makers with evidence-based analysis on the security implications of emerging technologies, focusing on artificial intelligence, advanced computing, cybersecurity, and biotechnology. We appreciate the opportunity to offer these comments. This response was compiled by the Primary POC, but represents contributions from Mia Hoffmann, Mina Narayanan, Dahlia Peterson, Emelia Probasco, Jack Corrigan, William Hannas, Huey-Meei Chang, Dewey Murdick, Margarita Konaev, and others. We address OMB’s eight questions in the attached.
In addition to OMB’s efforts to enable AI adoption within the USG, we think it’s important that the USG devise a resourced plan to actively monitor the adoption of these technologies by other governments (friend and foe) to ensure we can learn from others as well as ensuring that our technological approaches (and security practices) are calibrated to the potential offensive use of these technologies by other state and non-state actors.