Talent

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.

Universities and the Chinese Defense Technology Workforce

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily Weinstein
| December 2020

To help U.S. policymakers address long-held concerns about risks and threats associated with letting Chinese university students or graduates study in the United States, CSET experts examine which forms of collaboration, and with which Chinese universities, pose the greatest risk to U.S. research security.

Research from a CSET survey reveals that AI professionals are more willing to work with the U.S. military than originally perceived.

CSET's Chinese Talent Program Tracker helps policymakers understand China's recruitment efforts.

U.S. Demand for Talent at the Intersection of AI and Cybersecurity

Cindy Martinez Micah Musser
| November 2020

As demand for cybersecurity experts in the United States has grown faster than the supply of qualified workers, some organizations have turned to artificial intelligence to bolster their overwhelmed cyber teams. Organizations may opt for distinct teams that specialize exclusively in AI or cybersecurity, but there is a benefit to having employees with overlapping experience in both domains. This data brief analyzes hiring demand for individuals with a combination of AI and cybersecurity skills.