What is The Greatest Threat to AI Talent in the US?

A recent report finds that international students outnumber homegrown talent 2:1 among newly graduated AI experts. Thus this has been argued to be driving American leadership in the critical and increasingly crowded field. So what could potentially hinder people from outside of the US from staying in the US to work? You might have already guessed due to my clear hint.

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  • “This would be a really bad development for the U.S. from an AI competitiveness perspective,” Zwetsloot tells Axios.
  • The White House has proposed reallocating the number of visas to accommodate more high-skilled immigrants. But Zwetsloot says that’s not enough.
  • “Ultimately, increasing numerical caps will do a lot more for U.S. retention of the best and brightest than tweaking the allocation system for an insufficient number of slots,” he says.

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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