Isabella Struckman

Isabella  Struckman
MIT EECS | CS+HASS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Aleksander Madry & Luis Videgaray
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: CS+HASS
Years: 2022-2023
Research Project Title:

Economic and Societal Impact of Multilayered AI-Deployment

abstract:The growing applicability and deployment of AI have led to a need for appropriate guidance for policymakers seeking to solve the simultaneously emerging challenges. AI has spread across practically every economic domain, and its supply chain is not well understood. This project seeks to map the AI supply chain in essential domains which can be used to answer multiple essential regulatory questions: Who is accountable in an increasingly fragmented AI supply chain? Will AI multi-layered supply chains lead to increased concentration by only a few companies able to produce the large base models? What are the geopolitical consequences of global supply chains fragmented across national borders?

I sought out SuperUROP to get experience with the defined deliverables of a substantial, long term research project. My interest in safe and explainable ML models sets me up well to consider the regulatory implications of failures in the field, and I’m looking forward to understanding AI use outside of a research context. The SuperUROP framework allows me to both research what I love and develop my communication skills in a scientific context.