Artificial Intelligence

IST, industry and civil society contributors release report assessing risks of increased access to AI foundation models 

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NEWS

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AI Foundation Model Access Initative

Announcing New Philanthropic Support for IST’s AI Foundation Model Access Initiative

As the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) continues to study the risks and opportunities associated with degrees of access to AI technologies through our AI Foundation Model Access Initiative, we are thrilled to receive support from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to advance this important effort. 

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Hack the Plant

Hack the Plant Episode 31: CISA’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Mission with Jen Easterly

In this episode of Hack the Plant, Bryson sits down with CISA Director Jen Easterly to discuss her work on leading CISA’s critical infrastructure mission, implementing efforts to make products Secure by Design, and working with private companies to combat ransomware.

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Artificial Intelligence

IST launches Generative Identity Initiative with support of Omidyar Network

With the generous support of Omidyar Network, the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Generative Identity Initiative, a new effort to address the complex questions around generative AI’s impact on social identities, norms, and belonging. 

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CATALINK

The South Korea-Japan-United States Trilateral Hotline: A Reminder of the Importance of Crisis Communications

In October 2023, a government official from South Korea announced the successful activation of a new trilateral hotline directly connecting top national security advisors from South Korea, Japan, and the United States. The hotline–which took only three months from its announcement at a Camp David summit to its activation–came about surprisingly quickly, via international dialogue, and with a clear commitment to communication from all parties.

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announcements

IST Hosts Convening on Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence with U.S. State Department and Private Sector Partners

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Applied Trust and Safety Initiative

Addressing the Human Element of Technological Change

IST this year launched its Applied Trust & Safety Initiative, a long-term effort to ensure technology products and services are safe to use and technology solutions such as AI are fully leveraged to address these challenges at scale. Our efforts will primarily serve the T&S practitioner community in carrying out their challenging roles, but will also provide resources to innovators, guidance to users, and recommendations to policymakers.

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announcements

Eric Davis Joins IST as Senior Vice President for Special Projects

The Institute for Security and Technology announced on December 20, 2023 the addition of Eric Davis as Senior Vice President for Special Projects. In this role, Eric will advance IST’s overall vision and strategy, and lead and support initiatives across IST’s pillars.

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announcements

IST joins the World Economic Forum’s AI Governance Alliance

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) is excited to announce our new membership in the World Economic Forum’s AI Governance Alliance, formed to champion responsible global design and release of transparent and inclusive AI systems. This partnership complements IST’s long-standing work on the safety and security implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, which began in 2015 with series of multistakeholder efforts on integration of AI into nuclear command and control, and have most recently included this week’s report on the opportunities and risks of foundation model open access.

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