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Strengthening the Technical Foundations of U.S. Security

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For decades, the United States' research prowess and innovative ecosystem have been unparalleled. But with respect to artificial intelligence, arguably the next technological frontier, U.S. leadership may be in jeopardy. The lack of access to computing power and the scarcity of meaningful datasets are precluding many academic researchers from pursuing cutting-edge research. Such bottlenecks may also pose national security risks if the United States falls behind in advancing AI. 

To address these concerns, Congress established the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) task force, with the mandate of implementing a National Research Cloud. Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) have offered recommendations on a way forward for NAIRR.

Join Stanford HAI Director of Policy Russell Wald, CSET Senior Fellow Andrew Lohn and Stanford HAI Postdoctoral Fellow Jeff Ding for a discussion on how a National Research Cloud will impact U.S. national security.