Jul 2, 2022
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research,
starting with the Department of Defense releasing its Responsible
AI Strategy. In the UK, the Ministry of Defence publishes its
Defence AI Strategy. The Federal Trade Commission warns
policymakers about relying on AI to combat online problems and
instead urges them to develop legal frameworks to ensure AI tools
do not cause additional harm. YouTuber Yannic Kilcher trains an AI
on 4chan’s “infamously toxic” Politically Incorrect board, creating
a predictably toxic bot, GPT-4chan; he then uses the bot to
generate 15,000 posts on the board, quickly receiving condemnation
from the academic community. Google suspends and then fires an
engineer who claimed that one of its chatbots, LaMDA, achieving
sentience; former Google employees Gebru and Mitchell write an
opinion piece saying they warned this would happen. For the Fun
Site of the Week, a mini version of DALL-E comes to Hugging Face.
And finally, IBM researcher Kush Varshney joins Andy and Dave to
discuss his book, Trustworthy Machine Learning, which provides AI
researchers with practical tools and concepts when developing
machine learning systems.
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