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AI with AI

Episode 5.2: The Ode to Decoy

Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including: NATO releases its first AI strategy, which included the announcement of a one billion euro “NATO innovation fund.” [0:52] Military research labs in the US and UK collaborate on autonomy and AI in a combined demonstration, integrating algorithms and automated workflows into military operations. [2:58] A report from CSET and MITRE identifies that the Department of Defense already has a number of AI and related experts, but that the current system hides this talent. [6:45] The National AI Research Resource Task Force partners with Stanford’s Human-Centered AI and the Stanford Law School to publish Building a National AI Research Resource: A Blueprint for the National Research Cloud. [6:45] And in a trio of “AI fails,” a traffic camera in the UK mistakes a woman for a car and issues a fine to the vehicle’s owner; [9:10] the Allen Institute for AI introduces Delphi as a step toward developing AI systems that behave ethically (though it sometimes thinks that it’s OK to murder everybody if it creates jobs); [10:07] and a WSJ report reveals that Facebook’s automated moderation tools were falling far short on accurate identification of hate speech and videos of violence and incitement. [12:22] Ahmed Elgammal from Rutgers teams up with Playform to compose two movements for Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony, for which the composer left only sketches before he died. And finally, Andy and Dave welcome Dr. Heather Wolters and Dr. Megan McBride to discuss their latest research on the Psychology of (Dis)Information, with a pair of publications, one providing a primer on key psychological mechanisms, and another examining case studies and their implications.

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John Stimpson, Communications Associate