Cyber and Data Sciences


RAND was at the forefront of early computing and data science. In the 1950s, we built computers to improve researchers' analytic and modeling capabilities. We also developed data communications technologies that were forerunners of the internet. Today, RAND experts recommend policies and best practices to support safe and secure technological innovation and adoption.

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    Is AI an Existential Risk? Q&A with RAND Experts

    What are the potential risks associated with artificial intelligence? Might any of these be catastrophic or even existential? And as momentum builds toward boundless applications of this technology, how might humanity reduce AI risk and navigate an uncertain future?

    Mar 11, 2024

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    Technological and Economic Threats to the U.S. Financial System

    Deepfakes that move markets. Attacks on AI-enabled financial models. Memes that undermine economic stability. New technologies may bring new risks to the U.S. financial system. What can be done to mitigate them?

    Feb 13, 2024

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