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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    Americans Need to Know How the Government Will Use AI

    Americans have been concerned about tech-enabled government surveillance for as long as they have known about it. With the recent Department of Homeland Security announcement that it is embracing artificial intelligence, that concern isn't going away anytime soon. How could federal agencies mitigate some of that fear?

    Mar 22, 2024

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    Red-Teaming the Risks of Using AI in Biological Attacks

    A RAND experiment brought together several dozen researchers to role-play bad guys planning a biological attack. Some had access to large language models while others only had access to the internet. A panel of experts graded each team's plan on whether or not it could be viable.

    Mar 25, 2024

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