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AI with AI explores the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and autonomy, and discusses the technological and military implications. Join Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles as they explain the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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AI with AI explores the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and autonomy, and discusses the technological and military implications. Join Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles as they explain the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.

    Xenophobe

    Xenophobe

    The U.S. Government announces the restriction of the sale outside of the U.S. of AI for satellite image analysis. Baidu beats out Google and Microsoft for language “understanding” with its model ERNIE, which uses a technique that it developed specifically for the Chinese language. Samsung unveils NEON, its humanoid AI avatars. The U.S. Department of Defense stands up a counter-unmanned aerial system office. And GoogleAI publishes an AI system for breast cancer screening, but meets with some Twitter (and Wired) backlash on solving the “wrong problem.” Researchers at University of Vermont, the Allen Discovery Center/Tufts, and Wyss Institute/Harvard introduce the world’s “first living robots,” xenobots, constructed from skin and muscle cells of frogs (from designs made with evolutionary algorithms). RAND releases a report on an assessment and recommendations of the DOD’s posture for AI. AI for social good (AI4SG) releases its survey of research and publications on beneficial applications of AI. Daniel Dennett explores the question of whether HAL committed murder, in a classic 1996 essay. From the Bengio and Marcus debate, both references Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” And Robert Downey Jr. hosts a YouTube series on The Age of AI.
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    • 41 min
    Fakers of the Lost Architecture

    Fakers of the Lost Architecture

    Andy and Dave discuss a new White House proposal on Principles for AI Regulation. A NIST study examines the effects of race, age, and sex on recognition software and identifies a variety of troubling issues. Facebook removes hundreds of accounts with AI-generated fake profile photos, and Facebook also bans the posting of deepfake videos (with some caveats). And Finland is making its online AI course available for the rest of the world. In research, Uber AI Labs offers a novel approach to accelerating neural architectural search by learning to generate synthetic training data; but the scientific community doesn’t think the findings are quite yet ready for publishing. Researchers at Korea University create an Evolvable Neural Unit (ENU) as a way to approximate the function of an individual neuron and synapse. And researchers at Charite in Berlin show that a single human biological neuron can compute XOR, previously thought not possible. Human-Centered AI at Standard University releases 2019 Annual Report on its AI Index, examining various trends and research in AI in 2019. The Center for a New American Security releases its full report on A Blueprint for Action in AI. Rafael Irizarry provides an Introduction to Data Science. And the video of the week is the debate between Yoshua Bengio and Gary Marcus on the current and future state of research in AI.
     

    • 38 min
    Hit the Wall: Do Not Play GO (Part II)

    Hit the Wall: Do Not Play GO (Part II)

    In research, Andy and Dave discuss a new idea from Schmidhuber, which introduces Upside-Down reinforcement learning, where no value functions or policy search are necessary, essentially transforming reinforcement learning into a form of supervised learning. Research from OpenAI demonstrates a “double-descent” inherent in deep learning tasks, where performance initially gets worse and then gets better as the model increases in size. Tortoise Media provides yet-another-AI-index, but with a nifty GUI for exploration. August Cole explores a future conflict with Arctic Night. And Richard Feynman provides thoughts (from 1985) on whether machines will be able to think.
    Twitter Throwdown: On 23 December, Yoshua Bengio and Gary Marcus will have a debate on the Best Way Forward for AI.

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    Hit the Wall: Do Not Play GO (Part I)

    Hit the Wall: Do Not Play GO (Part I)

    Andy and Dave discuss Lee Sodol’s announcement that he is quitting playing Go because AI “cannot be defeated.” Facebook’s Head of AI says the field will soon “hit the wall” (or does he?). A human beats an AI-powered drone during the Drone Racing League’s latest competition. A Boston Dynamics robot dog has joined a Massachusetts bomb squad. And a new US federal bill would constrain some police use of facial recognition tools. A report from CNAS on the American AI Century provides a Blueprint for Action on how to achieve national AI strategy objectives. 

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    Attack of the Clouds

    Attack of the Clouds

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy releases its 2016-2019 Progress Report on Advancing AI R&D. SkyNet publishes “AI Coverage Best Practices, According to AI Researchers.” The US Patent and Trademark Office asks whether AI can own the content that it creates. And Amazon files paperwork to protest the awarding of Pentagon’s JEDI cloud project o Microsoft. DeepMind announces the latest iteration of its board game playing algorithm, with MuZero, which learns to play go, chess, and shogi (and Atari games) without any knowledge of the game rules. Researchers from Duke publish a deep learning model for interpretable image recognition. Bill Hibbard pens thoughts on Ethical AI. A review paper examines the evolution of explainable AI (XAI) and interpretable AI. Mick Ryan looks at Extending the Intellectual Edge with AI. Melanie Mitchell has a video redux of her recent book AI: A Guide for Thinking Humans. And Google releases Version 2.0 of its Teachable Machine.
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    • 35 min
    SinGAN in the Rain

    SinGAN in the Rain

    Andy and Dave discuss OpenAI’s update to an earlier summary of how computational resources have increased to reach each new AI breakthrough. The National Transportation Safety Board releases its report on the 2018 deadly Uber self-driving vehicle crash. Nasdaq has enlisted the aid of machine learning to provide additional security to stock trades. Researchers use a GAN to GANalyze the aspects of “memorable” pictures, while other researchers use a GAN (SinGAN) to generate new pictures from a single image. Over 20 authors come together to publish a paper on tackling climate change with machine learning. Francois Chollet publishes The Measure of Intelligence. Horace He has provided OpenReviewExplorer to include the International Conference on Learning Representations 2020. And FRONTLINE examines the promise and perils of AI.

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