19 Feb 2019

The Pentagon Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines

The research agency of the US Department of Defense, officially called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA for short, has started to investigate how AI solutions could enable people to control machines with their mind, through “next-generation neurotechnology.” Neurotechnology can already enable people to control drones and prosthetic

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18 Feb 2019

Call to ban killer robots in wars

At a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, scientists advocated a ban on weaponized artificial intelligence (AI), arguing that malfunctioning AI weapons systems could result in civilian casualties and other disaster scenarios. The statements echo the goal of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots,

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15 Feb 2019

AI must tackle the sparsity challenge, says Landing AI’s Gopi Prashanth

According to Gopi Prashanth of AI-startup Landing AI, one of the major challenges in the development of AI and machine learning is to teach machines to generalize based on small data samples in situations where relevant data is sparse. Currently, deep learning enables machines to learn from massive amounts of

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13 Feb 2019

DoD Releases New Strategy Report Outlining Path Forward for Artificial Intelligence

The DoD released a new summary of its AI strategy this Tuesday (February 12) titled “Harnessing AI to Advance Our Security and Prosperity” and outlining its future plans for AI development and integration. “AI is poised to transform every industry and is expected to impact every corner of the Department,

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13 Feb 2019

What The Executive Needs To Know About Artificial Intelligence

OODA Loop is pleased to announce our latest members only special report: A Decision-Maker’s Guide To Artificial Intelligence. This report is designed to help you make the most of AI in your organization. It provides clear, hype-free articulations of fundamental concepts, succinct examples of highly impactful use cases, and tips you

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12 Feb 2019

Trump signs executive order prioritising AI development

The US government has committed itself to playing a leading role in the global proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that launches the American AI Initiative under supervision of the National Science and Technology Council Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (NSTC Select Committee).

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12 Feb 2019

AI & Data: Avoiding The Gotchas

Research on artificial intelligence has highlighted the importance of quality data: a machine learning device is “only as smart as the data it’s allowed to cull through,” after all. So, how do you mitigate the risks posed to AI development by bad data? Forbes offers a couple of strategies. First,

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07 Feb 2019

Understanding China’s AI Strategy

China’s views, strategies, and prospects for A.I. in the areas of economics and national security will play a significant role in world politics and U.S. foreign relations. It is important, therefore, to work to understand them, without overgeneralizing, to the greatest extent possible, as these understands are essential for informing

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04 Feb 2019

OODA: both a philosophy and a company on the rise

Bob Gourley and Matt Devost, co-founders of OODA LLC, recently made an appearance on Federal News Radio’s What’s Working in Washington. In the interview, Bob Gourley explained how the problem of breach fatigue may lead to the national security implications of certain data breaches being ignored: “[W]e’ve become numb to all these

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29 Jan 2019

The Pentagon Wants to Stop Enemies From ‘Poisoning’ AI

Through a “Guaranteeing AI Robustness against Deception” program, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to guard against malicious manipulation of A.I. systems. In its project solicitation, DARPA writes that “the growing sophistication and ubiquity of ML [Machine Learning] components in advanced systems dramatically…increases opportunities for new, potentially

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