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Luke Koslosky

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Luke Koslosky is a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Previously, Luke was a Research Associate at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS), where he worked on science and technology policy and founded the Center for Enterprise, Exploration, and Defense in Space (CEEDS). Luke has also served as a staffer in the House of Representatives. Luke holds a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

This policy brief addresses the need for a clearly defined artificial intelligence education and workforce policy by providing recommendations designed to grow, sustain, and diversify the U.S. AI workforce. The authors employ a comprehensive definition of the AI workforce—technical and nontechnical occupations—and provide data-driven policy goals. Their recommendations are designed to leverage opportunities within the U.S. education and training system while mitigating its challenges, and prioritize equity in access and opportunity to AI education and AI careers.

This policy brief, authored in collaboration with the MITRE Corporation, provides a new perspective on the U.S. Department of Defense’s struggle to recruit and retain artificial intelligence talent. The authors find that the DOD already has a cadre of AI and related experts, but that this talent remains hidden. Better leveraging this talent could go a long way in meeting the DOD’s AI objectives. The authors argue that this can be done through policies that more effectively identify AI talent and assignment opportunities, processes that incentivize experimentation and changes in career paths, and investing in the necessary technological infrastructure.