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.

Annual Report

CSET at Five

Center for Security and Emerging Technology
| March 2024

In honor of CSET’s fifth birthday, this annual report is a look at CSET’s successes in 2023 and over the course of the past five years. It explores CSET’s different lines of research and cross-cutting projects, and spotlights some of its most impactful research products.

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Read our translation of an annual white paper by a Chinese state-run think tank that analyzes the computing power landscape, in China and globally, as of late 2022.

Read our translation of a preliminary draft of China’s proposed AI Law that has circulated among legal scholars.

Read our translation of a Chinese industrial policy directive that aims to speed up the process of getting manufacturing prototypes into commercial production.

Read our translation of China's 2022 "Document 79" on state-run enterprise reform. U.S. media have reported that China strictly limited the dissemination of this document, which purportedly requires state firms to purge U.S. software. The publicly available version translated here has no such clause.

Read our translation of a Chinese standard for generative AI that establishes very specific oversight processes that Chinese AI companies must adopt in regard to their model training data, model-generated content, and more.

Read our translation of the “About Us” page of the website of the International Science and Technology Information Center (ITIC), a government-run open-source S&T intelligence provider in Shenzhen, a tech hub in southern China.

Read our translation of guidelines, issued by a Chinese Communist Party commission, that offer non-binding principles for ethical conduct in brain-computer interface research.


Chinese Academy of Sciences 2023 Budget

February 27, 2024

Read our translation of the 2023 budget for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a state-run complex of research institutes and think tanks.

Read our translation of a Chinese government document that identifies “future industries” in six areas—manufacturing, IT, materials, energy, space, and health—as priorities for China’s industrial policy.

Read our translation of a regulation that describes various financial and policy incentives that Qianhai District in southern China’s Shenzhen City is taking to promote the growth of its AI industry.