Publications

CSET produces evidence-driven analysis in a variety of forms, from informative graphics and translations to expert testimony and published reports. Our key areas of inquiry are the foundations of artificial intelligence — such as talent, data and computational power — as well as how AI can be used in cybersecurity and other national security settings. We also do research on the policy tools that can be used to shape AI’s development and use, and on biotechnology.

Report

National Power After AI

Matthew Daniels Ben Chang
| July 2021

AI technologies will likely alter great power competitions in foundational ways, changing both how nations create power and their motives for wielding it against one another. This paper is a first step toward thinking more expansively about AI & national power and seeking pragmatic insights for long-term U.S. competition with authoritarian governments.

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Data Brief

From Cold War Sanctions to Weaponized Interdependence

Adam Kline Tim Hwang
| September 2021

As U.S. policymakers grapple with the need to control international technology flows, this annotated bibliography distills key lessons and surveys 50 years of scholarship, government documents, and commentary. The resources it presents are at the intersection of international economics and technology and span from the Cold War to the current challenges surrounding U.S.-China relations.

See our original translation of a 2021 PRC white paper describing the importance and difficulty of improving the "trustworthiness" of AI systems.

Analysis

AI Education in China and the United States

Dahlia Peterson Kayla Goode Diana Gehlhaus
| September 2021

A globally competitive AI workforce hinges on the education, development, and sustainment of the best and brightest AI talent. This issue brief compares efforts to integrate AI education in China and the United States, and what advantages and disadvantages this entails. The authors consider key differences in system design and oversight, as well as strategic planning. They then explore implications for the U.S. national security community.

Analysis

Education in China and the United States

Dahlia Peterson Kayla Goode Diana Gehlhaus
| September 2021

A globally competitive AI workforce hinges on the education, development, and sustainment of the best and brightest AI talent. This issue brief provides an overview of the education systems in China and the United States, lending context to better understand the accompanying main report, “AI Education in China and the United States: A Comparative Assessment.”

See our original translation of a 2020 PRC provincial government plan to boost the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

See our original translation of a 2017 Wuhan City government document outlining policies to encourage the development of Wuhan's National Cybersecurity Talent and Innovation Base.

See our original translation of a 2021 draft PRC government plan for the development of China's cybersecurity industry.

See our original translation of a 2016 PRC Ministry of Science and Technology press conference announcing the creation of China's overarching "National Key R&D Program."

A CSET original translation of 2021 PRC "Opinions" outlining new policies for Pudong New District in Shanghai, long a trendsetter in Chinese economic reform.

See our original translation of a 2012 PRC regulation governing the establishment, operation, and evaluation of state key laboratories housed in corporations.