Data, algorithms and models

Forecasting Potential Misuses of Language Models for Disinformation Campaigns—and How to Reduce Risk

Josh A. Goldstein Girish Sastry Micah Musser Renée DiResta Matthew Gentzel Katerina Sedova
| January 2023

Machine learning advances have powered the development of new and more powerful generative language models. These systems are increasingly able to write text at near human levels. In a new report, authors at CSET, OpenAI, and the Stanford Internet Observatory explore how language models could be misused for influence operations in the future, and they provide a framework for assessing potential mitigation strategies.

Introducing the Emerging Technology Observatory

Emerging Technology Observatory
| October 19, 2022

Making sense of the often overwhelming world of emerging tech with data-driven tools and resources.

CSET's Catherine Aiken testified before the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee on measuring progress in U.S. AI research and development.

CSET’s Map of Science reveals that Germany leads the world in robotics for automotive engineering.

In an opinion piece for The Diplomat, Ellen Lu and CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk examine whether China's new data regulations will hamper AI ambitions.

Drawing from their report "Small Data's Big AI Potential," CSET's Helen Toner and Husanjot Chahal discuss why smaller data approaches to AI can be helpful and how this approach can be applied within Europe.

‘Small Data’ Is Also Crucial for Machine Learning

Scientific American
| October 19, 2021

In their op-ed for Scientific American, Husanjot Chahal and Helen Toner argue how small data can assist AI breakthroughs.

Unwanted Foreign Transfers of U.S. Technology: Proposed Prevention Strategies

William Hannas Huey-Meei Chang
| September 10, 2021

The transfer of national security relevant technology—to peer competitors especially—is a well-documented problem and must be balanced with the benefits of free exchange. The following propositions covering six facets of the transfer issue reflect CSET’s current recommendations on the matter.

CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk discusses China's use of technology companies to strengthen the government's authority over personal data under the Personal Information Protection Law.

Foretell, a project run by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University, which also uses the Cultivate platform, employs this methodology to predict the course of technological competition between America and China.