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AI with AI

Episode 3.1: JAICs on a Plane with a Cube of the Rubik

Welcome to Season 3.0! Andy and Dave discuss the AI in Advancement Advisory Council’s State of AI Advancement report, which takes a look at the impact of AI on roles within advancement. Researchers at Fudan and Changchun Institute of Optics announce a 500 MP camera (with associated cloud-powered AI) capable of identifying a face among tens of thousands. The U.S. National Science Foundation announces the National AI Research Institute, which anticipates approving $120M in grants next year. A recent solicitation from the Defense Innovation Unit seeks to understand trends in world events. And the JAIC has a new website. In research, OpenAI announces Dactyl, a robot hand capable of solving Rubik’s cube, as part of an effort to build a general purpose robot (transferring learning from simulation to the real world), and robust to perturbations such as broken fingers or intrusions by plush giraffes. Research accepted to ICLR 2020 demonstrates the application of deep learning to symbolic mathematics. Dan Gettinger of Bard College publishes The Drone Databook, cataloging the drones from 101 countries. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace takes a look at the origins of AI Surveillance Technology in use around the globe. The Oliver Wyman Forum measures Global Cities’ AI Readiness, and Oxford Insights updates its Government AI Readiness Index. Arthur I Miller publishes the Artist in the Machine, while Marcus du Sautoy takes a look at The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI. Lex Fridman and Gary Marcus have a discussion on AI. And Alexa will soon channel the voice of Samuel L Jackson.

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