Nov 19, 2021
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including the Defense Innovation Unit releasing Responsible AI Guidelines in Practice, which seeks to ensure tech contractors adhere to the Department of Defense’s existing ethical principles for AI [0:53]. “Meta” (the Facebook re-brand) announces that it will end its use of facial recognition software and delete data on more than a billion people, though it will retain the technology for other products in its metaverse [3:12]. Australia’s information and privacy commissioners release an order to Clearview AI to stop collecting facial biometrics from Australian citizens and to destroy all existing data [5:16]. The U.S. Marine Corps releases a Talent Management 2030 report, which describes the need for more cognitively mature Marines and seeks to “leverage the power of AI,” and to be “at the vanguard of service efforts to operationalize AI [7:39].” DOD releases at 2021 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, which describes China’s use of AI technology in influence operations, the digital silk road, military capabilities, and more [10:46]. A competition using unrestricted adversarial examples at the 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition includes as co-authors several members of the Army Engineering University of the People’s Liberation Army [11:43]. Research from Okinawa and Australia demonstrates that deep reinforcement learning can produce accurate quantum control, even with noisy measurements, using a small particle moving in a double-well. [14:31] MIT Press makes available a nearly 700-page book, Algorithms for Decision Making, organized around four sources of uncertainty (outcome, model, state, and interaction) [18:01]. And Dr. Amanda Kerrigan and Kevin Pollpeter join Andy and Dave to discuss their latest research in what China is doing with AI technology, including a bi-weekly newsletter on the topic, and a preliminary analysis on China’s view of Intelligent Warfare [20:06].