Assessment

Putting Teeth into AI Risk Management

Matthew Schoemaker
| May 2024

President Biden's October 2023 executive order prioritizes the governance of artificial intelligence in the federal government, prompting the urgent creation of AI risk management standards and procurement guidelines. Soon after the order's signing, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance for federal departments and agencies, including minimum risk standards for AI in federal contracts. Similar to cybersecurity, procurement rules will be used to enforce AI development best practices for federal suppliers. This report offers recommendations for implementing AI risk management procurement rules.

In their op-ed featured in Breaking Defense, CSET's Sam Bresnick and Emelia Probasco provide their expert analysis on the involvement of US tech giants in conflicts, such as the Ukraine war, and raise important questions about their role and potential entanglements in future conflicts, particularly those involving Taiwan.

China Bets Big on Military AI

Center for European Policy Analysis
| April 3, 2024

In his op-ed published by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), CSET’s Sam Bresnick shared his expert analysis on China's evolving military capabilities and its growing emphasis on battlefield information and the role of AI.

In their op-ed featured in Lawfare, CSET’s Matthew Burtell and Helen Toner shared their expert analysis on the significant implications of government procurement and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, emphasizing the need for high ethical and safety standards.

An Argument for Hybrid AI Incident Reporting

Ren Bin Lee Dixon Heather Frase
| March 2024

Artificial Intelligence incidents have been occurring with the rapid advancement of AI capabilities over the past decade. However, there is not yet a concerted policy effort in the United States to monitor, document, and aggregate AI incident data to enhance the understanding of AI-related harm and inform safety policies. This report proposes a federated approach consisting of hybrid incident reporting frameworks to standardize reporting practices and prevent missing data.

In EqualAI's podcast 'In AI We Trust?', Helen Toner discusses key AI issues like China's policies, AI in warfare, and regulation challenges.

In a recent episode of the Corner Alliance's "AI, Government, and the Future" podcast that explores the challenges of assessing AI systems and managing their risk, Mina Narayanan, a Research Analyst at CSET, provides her expert take.

The October 30, 2023, White House executive order on artificial intelligence requires companies developing the most advanced AI models to report safety testing results to the federal government. CSET Horizon Junior Fellow Thomas Woodside writes that these requirements are a good first step towards managing uncertain risks and Congress should consider codifying them into law.

Should we be concerned about the future of artificial intelligence?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
| February 22, 2024

In an Australian Broadcasting Corporation 7.30 segment that discusses the concerns about the current understanding of AI technology, Helen Toner provided her expert insights.

Chips with Everything

BBC Radio 4
| February 22, 2024

In a BBC Radio 4's "The Rise and Rise of the Microchip" episode that revolves around the intricate domain of the microchip industry, CSET's Hanna Dohmen provided her expert insights.