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AI with AI

Episode 3.18: Overthought Plumbing

The U.S. Department of Defense Chief Information Officer formally announces that DoD will adopt the Defense Innovation Board’s recommendations on five principles for AI. MIT research have used machine learning to discover a new antibiotic, which they named Halicin. Researchers develop a quantum dot nanoscale device that acts like the brain’s visual cortex to “see” things in its path. The Creative Commons submits its comments to the World Intellectual Property Organization, suggesting that copyright is fundamentally centered on human creativity, and that new rights for AI-generated content would be inappropriate. Researchers at Leiden University construct a Hazardous Object Identifier to identify 11 asteroids that “can hit the world.” And an analyst suggests creating AI of the U.S.’s founding fathers to gain their views on current issues. In research, Google and the Allen Discovery Center publish research on neural cellular automata, which demonstrate the ability to maintain the shape and structure of a greater “organism.” CSBA takes a look at exploiting AI and autonomous systems in Mosaic Warfare. MIT releases one of the first books on cellular automata, Cellular Automata Machines, by Toffoli and Margolus. A new open access journal comes online: Human-Machine Communication. Gary Marcus publishes a paper that looks ahead for the next decade in AI, and identifies four steps toward “robust” AI. “The Brains Behind AI” provides 2-minute snapshots into Canada’s AI researchers. And an artist uses 99 phones to trick Google maps into a traffic jam alert – both Andy and Dave can’t quite get the Star Trek quote correct, which is “the more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.”

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John Stimpson, Communications Associate