Dec 25, 2020
Andy and Dave discuss the recent announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense announces that it will adopt the Defense Innovation Board’s detailed principles for using AI. The European Commission releases its white paper on AI. The University of Buffalo’s AI Institute receives a grant to study gamers’ brains in order to build AI military robots. Microsoft announces Turing-NLG, a 17-billion parameter language model. MIT’s CSAIL demonstrates TextFooler, which makes synonym-like substitutions of words, the results of which can severely degrade the accuracy of NLP classifiers. Researchers from McAfee show simple tricks to fool Tesla’s Mobileye EyeQ3 camera. And Andy and Dave conclude with a discussion with Professor Josh Bongard, from the University of Vermont, on his recent “xenobots” research.