AI with AI
Episode 3.5: When You Wish Upon an AlphaStar
In the news, Andy and Dave discuss the interim report from the National Security Commission on AI. DARPA’s new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program takes a look at swarm behavior. And DARPA picks the teams for its virtual Air Combat Competition (ACE). In research, DeepMind’s AlphaStar beats 99.8% of human games at StarCraft. A report on Mosaic Warfare looks at restoring the military competitiveness of US forces. Daniel Egel and Eric Robinson pen the latest response to the NSCAI call for ideas, examining the likely evolution, not revolution, of AI in Irregular Warfare. The Promise of AI: Reckoning and Judgment, by Brian Cantwell Smith, rounds out Andy’s pick for a trio of recent, interesting books on AI, taking a philosophical look at the topic. And mosaic warfare and multi-domain battle make the video of the week.