Jessica Newman

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Jessica Newman
Director, AI Security Initiative


Jessica Newman is the Director of the AI Security Initiative (AISI), housed at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. She is also a Co-Director of the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub. Her research focuses on the governance, policy, and politics of artificial intelligence, with particular attention on comparative analysis of national AI strategies and policies, and on mechanisms for the evaluation and accountability of organizational development and deployment of AI systems.

Jessica has published dozens of papers and articles on the implications of AI and emerging technologies in outlets including Brookings TechStream, Tech Policy Press, The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, The Hill, and The Los Angeles Times. Jessica serves as a member of the OECD Expert Group on AI Risk & Accountability, the IEEE Working Group on Recommended Practice for Organizational Governance of Artificial Intelligence, and the Faculty Advisory Board of the Berkeley Risk and Security Lab.