Georgetown University — Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Organization:
Georgetown University
Award Date:
01/2019
Amount:
$55,000,000
Purpose:
To launch the Center for Security and Emerging Technology.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $55,000,000 over five years to Georgetown University to launch the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a new think tank dedicated to policy analysis at the intersection of national and international security and emerging technologies. CSET is led by Jason Matheny, former Assistant Director of National Intelligence and Director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the U.S. intelligence community's research organization.

CSET plans to provide nonpartisan technical analysis and advice related to emerging technologies and their security implications to the government, key media outlets, and other stakeholders. Its initial focus will be on the intersection of security and artificial intelligence, a key issue of relevance to Open Philanthropy's focus area on the future of AI.

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