Analyzing Global Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
Housed in the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), the AI Security Initiative is a growing hub for interdisciplinary research on the global security impacts of artificial intelligence (AI).
The rapid expansion of artificial intelligence has led to a dramatic shift in the global security landscape. For all their benefits, AI systems introduce new vulnerabilities and can yield dangerous outcomes — from the automation of cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns and new forms of warfare.
AI is expected to contribute transformative growth to the global economy, but these gains are currently poised to widen inequalities, stoke social tensions, and motivate dangerous national competition. The AI Security Initiative works across technical, institutional, and policy domains to support trustworthy development of AI systems today and into the future.
The Initiative facilitates research and dialogue to help AI practitioners and decision-makers prioritize the actions they can take today that will have an outsized impact on the future trajectory of AI security around the world. Download a PDF overview of the AI Security Initiative.
Research and Media
This report introduces a framework for navigating the complex landscape of AI security, which is then used to facilitate a comparative analysis of AI strategies and policies from ten countries around the world.
This paper highlights interpretations and proposals for AI inclusion that resulted from 11 workshops in 8 countries.
This article introduces the idea of a machine learning value chain and offers insights on the geopolitical implications for countries searching for competitive advantage in the age of AI.
This Op-Ed argues that the OECD AI Principles should not be overlooked as yet another set of non-binding AI principles, but as a new global reference point of AI governance.
This Op-Ed argues that a central element of AI leadership is control over the norms and
values that shape the development and use of AI around the world.
This Op-Ed argues that the vanguard of AI policy is taking place at the local and state levels and discusses how California has positioned itself as a leader in responsible AI governance.
This article discusses how AI is significantly altering the global economy and how policymakers
can prepare and position themselves in an uneven landscape.
This joint submission to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) includes five standards ideas, key elements of AI leadership, and priorities for government engagement.
The CLTC grant program supports UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students to carry out research projects on the security implications of artificial intelligence.