Virtual Library

Our virtual library is an online repository of all of the reports, papers, and briefings that IST has produced, as well as works that have influenced our thinking.

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Public-Private Misalignments in Biotechnology, Energy, and Quantum Sectors

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Effects of Electromagnetic Pulses on Communication Infrastructure: An IST Primer

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Reports

How Does Access Impact Risk? Assessing AI Foundation Model Risk Along a Gradient of Access

Zoë Brammer, along with contributors from the AI Foundation Model Access Working Group

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Fact Sheet

DOD and SBA Launch the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology (SBICCT) Initiative

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Fact Sheet

White House Releases Outbound Investment Executive Order

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Reports

Strengthening Resilience in 21st Century Crisis Communications

Alexa Wehsener, Sylvia Mishra

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Fact Sheet

DoD Releases the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Assessing the Strategic Effects of Artificial Intelligence

Center for Global Security Research, Lawerence Livermore National Lab. Institute for Security and Technology. Paige Gasser, Rafael Loss, Andrew Reddie

SUMMARY

On September 20-21, the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Technology for Global Security (Tech4GS), hosted a workshop to examine the implications of advances in artificial intelligence (AI) on international security and strategic stability. Participating policymakers, scholars, technical experts, and representatives of various private sector organizations addressed the central question of whether the United States government should consider adjusting its approach to nuclear deterrence and strategic stability in light of the wide range of developments in the AI field. The workshop examined the potential risks and opportunities presented by military applications of AI and assessed which of these require consideration in the near term—and which might be exaggerated. For the purposes of the workshop, we took a broad view of potential future applications of AI, including enablers of autonomous action; tools for decision support, simulation and modeling; and tools for collecting and analyzing very large volumes of information. We sought to understand the differences between near term impacts and potential longer-term possibilities, which are of course more difficult to forecast.

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