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Jessica Cussins

Program Lead - AI Security Initiative - Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (UC Berkeley)

Working groupExpert Group on AI Incidents
Working groupExpert Group on AI Risk & Accountability
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Jessica Cussins Newman is a Research Fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity where she leads the AI Security Initiative, a hub for interdisciplinary research on the global security impacts of artificial intelligence. She is also an AI Policy Specialist with the Future of Life Institute and a Research Advisor with The Future Society. Jessica was a 2016-17 International and Global Affairs Student Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, and has held research positions with Harvard’s Program on Science, Technology & Society, and the Institute for the Future, and the Center for Genetics and Society. Jessica received her master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and her bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley with highest distinction honors. Jessica is a member of the CNAS AI Task Force and the Partnership on AI Expert Group on Fair, Transparent, and Accountable AI.

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