About the Technology and International Affairs Program

Advances in information technology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming society in ways that affect global security and stability.

Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program develops strategies to maximize the positive potential of emerging technologies while reducing risks of large-scale misuse or harm.

With Carnegie’s global centers and an office in Silicon Valley, the program collaborates with technologists, corporate leaders, government officials, and scholars globally to understand and prepare for the implications of advances in cyberspace, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. With our partners—and through publications, private workshops, briefings, and engagements—we develop conceptual models and policy innovations that governments and businesses can apply to manage the international implications of technology

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This initiative works to reduce behavior in cyberspace that could undermine, on a large or strategic scale, international security and stability. The team develops and promotes government and business strategies and policies in areas such as:


Carnegie seeks to understand how international actors, especially China and India, view the opportunities and risks of biotechnology, and to explore how to reduce the potential that evolving biotechnologies will be weaponized or otherwise used to cause harm.


Carnegie focuses on examining how the application and distribution of AI capabilities could affect geopolitics and international stability; understanding how unforeseen implications or misuse of autonomous systems or other AI technologies could derail the positive potential of these technologies; and assessing regional perspectives (including those of China, India, and Europe) on AI policy challenges.


This new program is actively seeking engagement with partner organizations. Please contact Kate Charlet for overall program engagement or Tim Maurer for Cyber Policy Initiative engagement.

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