CyberAI Project

Krystal Jackson

Visiting Junior Fellow Print Bio

Krystal Jackson is a Visiting Junior Fellow, through Open Philanthropy’s Tech Policy Fellowship, at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where she works on the CyberAI Project. Prior to joining CSET, she was a Public Interest Technology Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and a Youth Organizing Fellow with Americans United. Her research interests include the impact and future direction of weaponized AI, governance strategies for reducing the risk from advanced technologies, ethics of technology, and methods for value-sensitive design. Krystal holds a M.S. in Information Security Policy & Management and a B.A. in Ethics, History, & Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

In an opinion piece for Tech Policy Press, CSET's Krystal Jackson, Karson Elmgren, Jacob Feldgoise, and their coauthor Andrew Critch wrote about computational power as a key factor driving AI progress.

Funding and priorities for technology development today determine the terrain for digital battles tomorrow, and they provide the arsenals for both attackers and defenders. Unfortunately, researchers and strategists disagree on which technologies will ultimately be most beneficial and which cause more harm than good. This report provides three examples showing that, while the future of technology is impossible to predict with certainty, there is enough empirical data and mathematical theory to have these debates with more rigor.