After nearly a year of suspense and controversy, any day now the team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at OpenAI will release the full and final version of GPT-2, a language model that can “generate coherent paragraphs and perform rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization—all without task-specific training.” When OpenAI first unveiled the program in February, it was capable of impressive feats: Given a two-sentence prompt about unicorns living in the Andes Mountains, for example, the program
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Livestream: House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism
The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing titled, “Artificial Intelligence and Counterterrorism: Possibilities and Limitations” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.
Despite Google’s recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of AI applications and solutions. And it’s worth taking a look at what these principles actually say.
On Feb. 11, President Trump issued a new executive order regarding artificial intelligence (AI).
On Feb. 11, the White House released an executive order on “Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence” (AI)—the latest attempt to develop a national strategy for AI.
On Monday, President Trump issued the following executive order on artificial intelligence. The White House provided a summary of the order, and the full order is below.
White House Summary
This month, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will assess the first phase of its Explainable AI program—a multi-year, multi-million dollar effort to enable artificial intelligence (AI) systems to justify their decisions.
A recent post on the New York Times’s At War blog begins with this hypothetical scenario:
In my first post in this series, I wrote that one definition of artificial intelligence (AI) is a machine that thinks. But is it? Several people with technical backgrounds in the AI field reached out to me after reading that post. One comment I received that I found striking is that AI is neither A nor I. Instead, it is just computer code. Nothing is thinking; a computer is just following directions. And AI is just inputs to outputs for a goal.
This is the third post in my series about the counterintelligence implications of artificial intelligence (AI). The first two are here and here. I’ll start this one with a story.