Rebecca Kagan was an External Affairs Specialist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Prior to CSET, she worked as Deputy Finance Director and Social Media Manager for Maura Sullivan for Congress, and as Senior Finance Staffer for Elaine Luria for Congress. Previously, Rebecca worked in social innovation and entrepreneurship, serving as Associate Director of Changemaker Campus at Ashoka U, the leading global designation for social innovation in higher education. She also co-founded the Food Recovery Network. Rebecca holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Brown University.
From China to San Francisco: The Location of Investors in Top U.S. AI StartupsFebruary 2021
Foreign investors comprise a significant portion of investors in top U.S. AI startups, with China as the leading location. The authors analyze investment data in the U.S. AI startup ecosystem both domestically and abroad, outlining the sources of global investment.
Corporate Investors in Top U.S. AI StartupsFebruary 2021
Corporate investors are a significant player in the U.S. AI startup ecosystem, funding 71 percent of top U.S. AI startups. The authors analyze the trends in top corporate funders and the startups receiving corporate money.
“Cool Projects” or “Expanding the Efficiency of the Murderous American War Machine?”November 2020
Is there a rift between the U.S. tech sector and the Department of Defense? To better understand this relationship, CSET surveyed U.S. AI industry professionals about their views toward working on DOD-funded AI projects. The authors find that these professionals hold a broad range of opinions about working with DOD. Among the key findings: Most AI professionals are positive or neutral about working on DOD-funded AI projects, and willingness to work with DOD increases for projects with humanitarian applications.