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Dakota Foster

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Dakota Foster was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). She is a graduate student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where she is studying the Third Offset Strategy and the national security implications of changing innovation patterns between the public and private sectors.  Previously, she has conducted research on terrorism and U.S. national security policy for the U.S. military, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Washington Institute.  She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and is an incoming student at the University of Oxford.

"Unlike some earlier national security technologies, the commercial sector plays an outsize role in AI development." This raises important questions about how antitrust enforcement might affect the Pentagon's ability to access AI innovation.

While AI innovation would presumably continue in some form without Big Tech, the authors find that breaking up the largest technology companies could fundamentally change the broader AI innovation ecosystem, likely affecting the development of AI applications for national security.