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#6: LMRG & BCCN Lecture Series 2022/23: Military-Civil-Fusion and China’s AI Research Strategies

15.03.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30


Emily S. Weinstein, Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University

The People’s Republic of China has prioritized the development of artificial intelligence (AI) throughout all facets of society, ranging from education and training to military modernization and broader national security applications. A primary motivation for the prioritization of AI has been the country’s strategy of Military-Civil Fusion (MCF), which seeks to ensure that new advancements and innovations simultaneously advance the country’s economic and military development. This talk will discuss the intersection of China’s AI policies and MCF strategy. Via case studies, it will also illuminate how these efforts have and may continue to work in tandem.

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Emily S. Weinstein is a Research Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), focused on US national competitiveness in AI/ML technology and US-China technology competition. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and the National Bureau of Asian Research. In her previous role at CSET, Emily conducted research on China’s S&T ecosystem, talent flows, and technology transfer issues. She has written on topics related to research security and China’s S&T developments in Foreign Policy, Lawfare, DefenseOne, and other outlets. Emily holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.