Jun 14, 2019
In news items, Andy and Dave discuss China’s call for international cooperation on a code of ethics for AI. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) unveils the first intergovernmental standards for AI policies, with support from 42 countries. The US Army has invited the design of prototypes for the Next-Generation Squad Weapon, which may include wind-sensing and even facial-recognition technology. DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) presents an essay at IEEE Spectrum, which describes the challenges of making the most out of an increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum, including running contests for better spectrum management, and using Colosseum as the test ground. Google announces the ‘AI Workshop,’ which offers early access to AI capabilities and experiments. In research, Google DeepMind announces an AI that has achieved human-level performance in Quake III Arena Capture the Flag mode; among other things, human players rated the AI as “more collaborative than other humans” (though had mixed reaction to the AI as their teammates). Google Research presents HOList, an environment for machine learning of higher-order theorem proving. Research from Oxford University creates a model for human-like machine thinking by mimicking the prefrontal cortex for language-guided imagination. A paper from Jeff Cline at Uber AI Labs suggests a different approach to Artificial General Intelligence, by means of AI-generating algorithms that learn how to produce AgI. MacroPolo produces a series of 6 charts on Chinese AI talent. CBInsights compiles the view of 52 “experts” on “How AI Will Go Out of Control.” Blum, Kopcroft, Kannan, and Microsoft release Foundations of Data Science; Hutter, Kotthoff, Vanschoren, and Springer-Verlag make Automated Machine Learning available. The Purdue Symposium on Ethics, Technology, and the Future of War and Security releases a video on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Autonomy and AI in Warfare. The University of Colorado Boulder creates an Index of Complex Networks (ICON). And Alexander Reben creates a repository of 1 million fake AI-generated faces.
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