AIxBio White Paper 1: Introduction to AI and Biotechnology

It is critical that the U.S. Government enacts policies that keep the United States at the forefront of the convergence of AI and biotechnology (AIxBio), while also encouraging responsible development and innovation. Recent advances in AI have spurred innovation in the field of biotechnology. 

To seize on this innovation and to support policymakers around AIxBio decision-making, the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology is releasing a series of white papers in January 2024 to provide an introduction to AIxBio. To address the special technical and policy considerations associated with AIxBio, these white papers will cover the landscape and basic technical concepts of AIxBio, cover the opportunities and new advances in AI and biotechnology, and explain potential risks that AI presents with respect to biosecurity.