National Interest Waiver standards; AI list of critical and emerging technologies focus

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Can having an MS in STEM degree with an AI focus and an intention to create a high impact with it for the US along with a plan for it, be enough for NIW? Or would more qualifications typically be needed even at the current stage?

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The full impact of working with emerging and critical technologies on National Interest Waiver (NIW) applications remains unclear, with potential new regulations expected by April 2024.  While there's a presumption that these technologies align with national interest, you must go beyond that. Highlight the national or non-local impact of the specific work you do – whether it's responsible AI development or ensuring AI transparency. Emphasize how your work extends benefits beyond a single company, as this is essential for a successful NIW application.


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