The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) is a think tank dedicated to policy analysis at the intersection of national and international security and emerging technologies. CSET’s founder and director is Jason Gaverick Matheny (Anderson 2019). CSET is the largest AI policy research center in the United States (Institute for Technology, Law and Policy 2019).
CSET was established in January 2019 with a $55,000,000 grant from Open Philanthropy (Muehlhauser 2019). Its mission is to study the security impacts of emerging technologies, support the academic work in security and technology studies, and deliver nonpartisan analysis to the policy community. For its first two years, CSET plans to focus on the intersection of security and artificial intelligence, particularly on national competitiveness, talent and knowledge flows and relationships with other technologies.
Anderson, Nick (2019) Georgetown launches think tank on security and emerging technology, The Washington Post, February 28.
Center for Security and Emerging Technology (2020) About us, Center for Security and Emerging Technology.
Georgetown University (2019a) Largest U.S. center on artificial intelligence, policy comes to georgetown, Georgetown University, February 28.
Georgetown University (2019b) Q&A with Jason Matheny, founding director of the new Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University, February 28.
Halstead, John (2019) Safeguarding the future cause area report, Founders Pledge, January (updated December 2020).
Institute for Technology Law & Policy (2019) Georgetown launches new $55 million center on security & emerging technology, Institute for Technology Law & Policy, February 28.
Muehlhauser, Luke (2019) Georgetown University — Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Open Philanthropy.
Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2019) The new 30-person research group in DC investigating how emerging technologies could affect national security, 80,000 Hours, July 17.
An interview with Helen Toner, CSET’s Director of Strategy.
Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Official website.