Tessa Baker currently serves as Director of Communications (Acting) at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Previously, she served as CSET’s founding Director of Operations through May 2023. She previously worked as a Senior Principal at Gartner conducting survey and qualitative research. Prior to working at Gartner, Tessa served government executives at the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a consultant with IBM and NSI. Tessa holds a B.A. in Government and Economics and an M.A. in American Government from Georgetown University.
On September 8, 2023, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) released their Bipartisan Framework on AI Legislation. The framework includes many ideas and recommendations that CSET research has highlighted over the past four years. This blog post highlights some of the most relevant reports and CSET’s perspective on the framework’s elements.
A Summer Packed with AI ActivityAugust 2023
The Summer of 2023 will likely go down in the history books as the “Summer of AI”—with numerous advancements in LLMs and other generative AIs capturing the public’s consciousness. At the same time, the Biden administration announced multiple efforts to ensure the American public’s safety, security, and privacy, while ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the world in AI innovation. This blog post summarizes some of these major executive branch actions and highlights related CSET insights.
On July 21, the White House announced voluntary commitments from seven AI firms to ensure safe, secure, and transparent AI. CSET’s research provides important context to this discussion.