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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30 Apr 2018

Does Technology Threaten the Future of Society?

Remember the July 2008 Atlantic Article by Nicolas Carr titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Turns out that article was very prescient in its observations that we are relying more and more on Google for our research and less on gained or retained knowledge. As a kid, I used to

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25 Apr 2018

Human AI Augmentation is the Future of Cyberdefense

Watching the conclusion of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge at Def Con in 2016 felt like getting a glimpse into the future. At the time, and in subsequent media interviews (New Scientist, Cipher Brief) I noted that I had been caught by surprise and went into the event expecting incremental

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25 Apr 2018

Does AI Increase the Risk of Nuclear War?

A new report by the Rand Corporation explores the potential increase for risk of nuclear war resulting from the introduction of AI and other advanced technologies. “Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling previously infeasible capabilities, potentially destabilizing the delicate balances that have forestalled nuclear war since 1945. Will these

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22 Apr 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Health Care

This study centers on how computer-based decision procedures, under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI), can assist in improving health and health care. Although advanced statistics and machine learning provide the foundation for AI, there are currently revolutionary advances underway in the sub-field of neural networks. This has created

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28 Mar 2018

DARPA to use artificial intelligence to help commanders in ‘gray zone’ conflicts

“Across the military branches, commanders are looking at how artificial intelligence can be used to fly better aerial routes, insert robotic vehicles into formations and process vast amounts of data in the information-dense battlefields of the near future.” Source: DARPA to use artificial intelligence to help commanders in ‘gray zone’

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22 Mar 2018

New bill would prepare US for artificial intelligence threat

“Warning artificial intelligence will revolutionize warfare, a key House lawmaker has opened the pod bay doors to legislation aimed at preparing for the threat posed by intelligent machines.” Source: New bill would prepare US for artificial intelligence threat

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15 Mar 2018

Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Right Tool for Everything, Top Army Scientist Says

“‘Do not be seduced into thinking [artificial intelligence] is different than any other IT application—it is not,’ said Alexander Kott, chief scientist at the Army Research Lab. ‘AI is not a magic dust.’” Source: Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Right Tool for Everything, Top Army Scientist Says – Nextgov

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26 Feb 2018

AI Experts List the Real Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

“A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.” Source: AI Experts List the Real Dangers of Artificial Intelligence – Nextgov

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23 Feb 2018

The terrifying future of malicious artificial intelligence

“A new report from a series of national security and technology research organizations, including Elon Musk’s OpenAI, details the potential security threats posed by misuses of artificial intelligence.” Source: The terrifying future of malicious artificial intelligence

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