The acceleration of artificial intelligence adoption has profoundly changed how businesses, individuals, and governments conduct their daily lives. As this trend continues, having a globally competitive AI and AI-ready workforce is essential to future U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. This includes both adequately training America’s workforce for AI jobs and preparing youth and adults for the changing nature of jobs resulting from AI and other emerging technologies.
This research agenda provides a roadmap for the next phase of CSET’s line of research on the U.S. AI workforce. Our goal is to help policymakers and other stakeholders in the national security community to create policies that will ensure the United States maintains its competitive advantage in AI talent.
Specifically, this next phase of research will:
- Explore ways the United States can secure, strengthen, and maintain global leadership in AI talent; and
- Offer a path forward to ensure the prosperity of all U.S. workers in a world where economic growth and security is dependent on leadership in AI and other emerging technologies.
This is a full vision for the research we believe is needed. We hope to address as much of this work as possible over the next two years.