Jun 3, 2022
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, starting with an announcement that DoD will be updating its Directive 3000.09 on “Autonomous Weapons,” with the new Emerging Capabilities Policy Office leading the way [1:25]. The DoD names Diane Staheli as the new chief for Responsible AI [5:19]. NATO launches an AI strategic initiative, Horizon Scanning, to better understand AI and its potential military implications [6:31]. China unveils an autonomous drone carrier ship even though Dave wonders about the use of the terms unmanned and autonomous [8:59]. Stanford University and the Human-Centered AI Center build on their initiative for foundation models by releasing a call to the community for developing norms on the release of foundation models [10:42]. DECIDE-AI continues to develop its reporting guidelines for early-stage clinical evaluation of AI decision support systems [14:39]. The Army successfully demonstrates four waves of seven drones, launched by a single operator, during EDGE 22 [18:31]. Researchers from Zhejiang University and Hong Kong University of S&T demonstrate a swarm of physical micro flying robots, fully autonomous, able to navigate and communicate as a swarm, with fully onboard perception, localization, and control [19:58]. Google Research introduces a new text-to-image generator, Imagen, which uses diffusion models to increase the size and photorealism of an image [24:20]. Researchers discover that an AI algorithm can identify race from X-ray and CT images, even when correcting for variations such as body-mass index but can’t explain why or how [31:21]. And Sonantic uses AI to create the voice lines for Val Kilmer in the new movie Top Gun: Maverick [34:18].