16 Jul 2018

China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI

“Russia and the United States are moving closer to opening their own centers for military-related research into artificial intelligence, as China did in the spring of last year. But the three governments have differing approaches. The U.S. Joint Artificial Intelligence Center aims to apply lessons from an Air Force pilot

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13 Jul 2018

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

“Policymakers and technology experts said without a broad national strategy for driving artificial intelligence forward, the U.S. risks letting global competitors direct the growth of the budding industry. The Trump administration has taken a largely hands-off approach in regards to AI, arguing it’s still too early for the government to

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06 Jul 2018

Facebook apologizes after censoring portion of US Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Facebook’s content moderation system flagged a local newspaper’s post containing a segment of the U.S. Declaration of Independence for violation of hate speech standards. Facebook acknowledged the removal was a mistake caused by imperfect processing of millions of reports every week. The story is the most recent in Facebook’s difficulties

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02 Jul 2018

International Space Station Welcomes Robot Crew Member

The International Space Station is now equipped with a robot programmed to serve astronauts. The Crew Interactive Mbile Companion (CIMON) was developed by IBM and Airbus, and is designed as a floating computer that can take orders from crew members, display requested information, while creating “a feeling of talking to

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02 Jul 2018

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The IRS published a request for information on combining machine learning with cyber security programs to build a data protection system that is “more than just a threat intelligence platform” and that “automatically and continuously learns the environment.” The agency has had ongoing cyber security problems, with a recent report

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04 Jun 2018

Reports: Google won’t renew Pentagon contract to use AI

Although Google has declined comment on the matter, Google’s decision to remove itself from Pentagon A.I. partnership comes after a widely circulated petition at the company and several resignations protesting the use of Google technology for warfare. The technology in question was that of Google’s AI algorithms to improve drone

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04 Jun 2018

Why A ‘Human In The Loop’ Can’t Control AI

“How do you stop a Terminator scenario before it starts? Real US robots won’t take over like the fictional SkyNet, Pentagon officials promise, because a human being will always be ‘in the loop,’ possessing the final say on whether or not to use lethal force. But by the time the decision

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