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When it comes to blacklisting Chinese AI companies engaged in human rights violations, “the US is on strong moral ground,” says Helen Toner, CSET’s Director of Strategy.

AI is Getting Caught Up in Politics

Axios Future
| November 2, 2019

Tarun Chhabra, Senior Fellow at CSET, spoke with Axios about the asymmetry between the U.S. and Chinese approaches to funding emerging technology. “[T]he Chinese Communist Party’s whole technology worldview is driven, not merely charged, by the imperative of consolidating social control and emerging dominant in geopolitical competition,” he said.

CSET’s Helen Toner, Lorand Laskai and Jeff Ding contributed to a special report by DigiChina, a joint Stanford University and New America project.

When it comes to U.S. efforts to link Chinese human rights violations and trade, China will likely act as though “what’s going on is the U.S. trying to quash their successful companies,” said Helen Toner, CSET’s Director of Strategy.

See our translation of one of the most detailed local government plans for “military-civil fusion.” It provides insight into local efforts to steer the development of emerging technologies in directions that fulfill PLA requirements.

Nonresident Research Fellows Elsa Kania, Jeff Ding, and Benjamin Chang contributed chapters to Air University’s recent publication.

China Brings Out the Big Guns for National Day

The Wall Street Journal
| October 1, 2019

China’s recent military parade “illustrates the PLA’s embrace of unmanned operations as critical elements of future combat across all domains of warfare,” said CSET Nonresident Research Fellow Elsa Kania.

See our translation of a document issued by China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) that identifies several emerging technologies of interest to the Chinese military.

The Center for Security Studies and Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University were proud to present the 2019 George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference: Artificial Intelligence and National Security.

China’s Access to Foreign AI Technology

The Cipher Brief
| September 25, 2019

CSET’s lead analyst, William Hannas, spoke to The Cipher Brief about his new report, China’s Access to Foreign AI Technology. “There is no sustained effort within the U.S. government to combat China’s predations because the problem is misconstrued as one of pure espionage,” he said.