Talent

CSET report reveals that most workers and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence come from overseas.

The U.S. AI Workforce

Diana Gehlhaus Santiago Mutis
| January 2021

As the United States seeks to maintain a competitive edge in artificial intelligence, the strength of its AI workforce will be of paramount importance. In order to understand the current state of the domestic AI workforce, Diana Gehlhaus and Santiago Mutis define the AI workforce and offer a preliminary assessment of its size, composition, and key characteristics. Among their findings: The domestic supply of AI talent consisted of an estimated 14 million workers (or about 9% of total U.S. employment) as of 2018.

Editor’s Notes: China’s STEM Students in U.S. Pose Problem

National Defense Magazine
| January 12, 2021

Research from a CSET analysis emphasizes the growing number of Chinese students studying STEM in the United States.

CSET senior fellow Tarun Chhabra has been named the Senior Director of Technology and National Security for the Biden-Harris administration.

Semester Research Analyst Cindy Martinez analyzes the lack of U.S. talent in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence fields and how to increase youth recruitment.

Mapping U.S. Multinationals’ Global AI R&D Activity

Roxanne Heston Remco Zwetsloot
| December 2020

Many factors influence where U.S. tech multinational corporations decide to conduct their global artificial intelligence research and development (R&D). Company AI labs are spread all over the world, especially in North America, Europe and Asia. But in contrast to AI labs, most company AI staff remain concentrated in the United States. Roxanne Heston and Remco Zwetsloot explain where these companies conduct AI R&D, why they select particular locations, and how they establish their presence there. The report is accompanied by a new open-source dataset of more than 60 AI R&D labs run by these companies worldwide.

CSET research analyst Emily Weinstein discusses how China's talent programs have become more secretive under US scrutiny and highlights CSET's Chinese Talent Program Tracker.

A CSET study cited in this article showed that 68 percent of the United States’ top 50 artificial intelligence companies were co-founded by immigrants, most of whom came the U.S. as students. The Biden administration's recommitment to R&D could shape U.S. immigration policy.

CSET study shows that 16% of Chinese students study STEM in the US, as hateful sentiment directed toward Asian and Asian-Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSET Research Analyst Emily Weinstein sits down with the ChinaTalk podcast to discuss her CSET research on China's open source information, China's brain drain, and the Military-Civil Fusion strategy.