ChinaTalk: CSET: How to Break the Think Tank Mold

By Jordan Schneider
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 9:10 AM

Dewey Murdick, director of CSET, discusses how the organization has brought a new level of rigor to hot topics ranging from chips to immigration and AI safety policy.

We also discuss:

  • CSET's Map of Science and the fate of Google Scholar
  • Being beholden to the checkbooks of funders
  • Topics that make policymakers' eyes roll - but shouldn't
  • The optimal employment conditions for growing temperate, nice, low-ego, tasty fruit

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Outtro music that Dewey eventually got around to sending me: Daisy Bell - the first computer to sing

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