Roxanne Heston is a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). She is currently a Georgetown Security Studies master’s student and organizes associated activities with an Individual Project Grant. Most recently, Roxanne assisted research by Richard Danzig, Ben Buchanan, and the Center for the Governance of AI (GovAI). She received a B.S. in Economics with honors on a full scholarship from Tulane University, where she was an Altman Scholar in International Studies & Business and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.

A sustained talent shortage could undermine U.S. strength in artificial intelligence; current immigration policies would make it worse. Read our recommendations for bolstering U.S. leadership in AI research and practice.

As the artificial intelligence field becomes more developed globally, the United States will continue to rely on foreign AI talent to stay ahead of the curve. Here are our preliminary recommendations to maintain current U.S. leadership, bolster the domestic AI workforce and improve the outlook for the future.