Mar 9, 2018
Andy and Dave discuss a recently released report on the Malicious Use of AI: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation, which describes scenarios where AI might have devious applications (hint: there’s a lot). They also discuss a recent report that describes the extent of missing data in AI studies, which makes it difficult to reproduce published results. Andy then describes research that looks into ways to alter information (in this case, classification of an image) to fool both AI and humans. Dave has to repeat the research in order to understand the sheer depth of the terror that could be lurking below. Then Andy and DAve quickly discuss a new algorithm that can mimic any voice with just a few snippets of audio. The only non-terrifying topic they discuss involves an attempt to make Alexa more chatty. Even then, Dave decides that this effort will only result in a more-empty wallet.