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This research explores the global AI workforce and policies that affect it, including immigration, education pipelines and talent recruitment and retention—with particular emphasis on the national security workforce. We explore the supply and demand of the AI workforce in the United States and China, the state of AI education in the United States and China, technical talent migration trends within the United States, strengthening DOD’s AI workforce and access to talent, and preparing all U.S. workers to compete and succeed in an AI-enabled world. We also look at the role of non-traditional educational pathways in growing the AI workforce and the status and immigration dynamics of top AI-research talent.

Recent Publications

Data Snapshot

Identifying Cyber Education Hotspots: An Interactive Guide

Maggie Wu Brian Love
| June 5, 2024

In February 2024, CSET introduced its new cybersecurity jobs dataset, a novel resource comprising ~1.4 million LinkedIn profiles of current U.S. cybersecurity workers. This data snapshot uses the dataset to identify top-producing institutions of cybersecurity talent.

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Data Snapshot

Introducing the Cyber Jobs Dataset

Maggie Wu
| February 6, 2024

This data snapshot is the first in a series on CSET’s cybersecurity jobs data, a new dataset created by classifying data from 513 million LinkedIn user profiles. Here, we offer an overview of its creation and explore some use cases for analysis.

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Data Snapshot

The U.S. AI Workforce: Analyzing Current Supply and Growth

Sonali Subbu Rathinam
| January 30, 2024

Understanding the current state of the AI workforce is essential as the U.S. prepares an AI-ready workforce. This Data Snapshot provides the latest estimates for the AI workforce by using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2022 American Community Survey. It also highlights the changes in size and composition of...

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Recent Blog Articles

Riding the AI Wave: What’s Happening in K-12 Education?

Ali Crawford Cherry Wu
| April 2, 2024

Over the past year, artificial intelligence has quickly become a focal point in K-12 education. This blog post describes new and existing K-12 AI education efforts so that U.S. policymakers and other decision-makers may better understand what’s happening in practice.

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The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is making changes to drastically simplify the criteria that determine its highly coveted R1 top-tier research classification. Last year, CSET Senior Fellow, Jaret Riddick, wrote about a new law from Congress, Section 223 of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, intended to...

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CSET's Workforce team is partnering with the NobleReach Foundation to deliver new research on talent trends in the U.S., including the talent development pipelines for AI, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies.

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“AI Chips: What They Are and Why They Matter,“ a report by CSET, was referenced in a Business Insider article. The article explores the urgent need in the US for more workers skilled in building AI chips. It highlights a significant decline in the American semiconductor workforce over the past two decades.
In an article published by The Messenger, Luke Koslosky provided his expert insights in the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) education and job opportunities.
A CSET data snapshot was cited by CNBC in an article that focuses on the increasing prevalence of AI-specific degree programs, driven by the high demand for AI skills in the job market.
In a Marketplace radio segment, CSET's Zach Arnold shared his insights on the creation of an AI Visa specifically designed for AI talent.
The Washington Post cited a CSET report that delves into the issue of talent retention in artificial intelligence and its effects on the United States' competitiveness. The report was referenced in an article discussing how countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada are successfully attracting highly skilled immigrants, including international students educated in the United States.
In his opinion piece in The Hill, Research Analyst Luke Koslosky discusses the role of community colleges in training the next generation of the U.S. AI workforce.