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AI with AI explores the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and autonomy, and discusses the technological and military implications. Join Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles as they explain the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field. The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.
 
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Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, [0:53] starting with OpenAI’s announcement that it is making GPT-3 generally available through its API (though developers still require approval for production-scale applications). [3:09] For DARPA’s Gremlins program, two Gremlin Air Vehicles “validated all autonomous formation flying positi…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including the Defense Innovation Unit releasing Responsible AI Guidelines in Practice, which seeks to ensure tech contractors adhere to the Department of Defense’s existing ethical principles for AI [0:53]. “Meta” (the Facebook re-brand) announces that it will end its use of facial recogniti…
 
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 militar…
 
Welcome to Season 5.0 of AI with AI! Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including. The White House calls for an AI “bill of rights,” and invites comments for information. In its 4th year, Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth publish their State of AI Report, 2021. [1:50] OpenAI uses reinforcement learning from human feedback and re…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including, the UK government releases its National AI Strategy, a 10-year plan to make the country a global AI superpower [1:28]. Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study on AI Project releases its second report, Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms, assessing developments in AI between …
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including: [1:28] Researchers from several universities in biomedicine establish the AIMe registry, a community-driven reporting platform for providing information and standards of AI research in biomedicine. [4:15] Reuters publishes a report with insight into examples at Google, Microsoft, …
 
Andy and Dave were recently interviewed on the AI Today podcast. On the AI Today podcast we regularly interview thought leaders who are implementing AI and cognitive technology at various companies and agencies. However in this episode hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer interview Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles, hosts of the AI with AI podcas…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including: 0:57: The Allen Institute for AI and others come together to create a publicly available “COVID-19 Challenges and Directions” search engine, building off of the corpus of COVID-related research. 5:06: Researchers with the University of Warwick perform a systematic review of test a…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including: 0:46: The GAO releases a more extensive report on US Federal agency use of facial recognition technology, including what purposes. 3:24: The US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate publishes its AI and ML Strategic Plan, with an implementation plan to…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including an overview of Tesla’s “AI Day,” which among other things, introduced the Dojo supercomputers specialized for ML, the HydraNet single deep-learning model architecture, and a “humanoid robot,” the Tesla Bot. Researchers at Brown University introduce neurograins, grain-of-salt-sized wireless neur…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including an upgraded version of OpenAI’s CoPilot, called, Codex, which can not only complete code but creates it as well (based on natural language inputs from its users). The National Science Foundation is providing $220 million in grants to 11 new National AI Research Institutes (including two fully f…
 
Andy and Dave welcome the hosts of the weekly podcast AI Today, Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer. On AI Today, Kathleen and Ron discuss topics related to how AI is making impacts around the globe, with a focus on having discussions with industry and business leaders to get their thoughts and perspectives on AI technologies, applications, and imp…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a story from MIT Technology Review (which echoes observations made previously on AI with AI) that “hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch COVID. None of them helped.” DeepMind has used its AlphaFold program to identify the structure for 98.5 percent of roughly 20,000 human proteins and w…
 
Andy and Dave kick off Season 4.0 of AI with AI with a discussion on social media bots. CNA colleagues Meg McBride and Kasey Stricklin join to discuss the results of their recent research efforts, in which they explored the national security implications of social media bots. They describe the types of activities that social media bots engage in (d…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including the new DARPA FENCE program (Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics), which seeks to create event-based cameras that only focus on pixels that have changed in a scene. NIST proposed an approach for reducing the risk of bias in AI and has invited the public to comment …
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss survey results from Algorithmia, which shows that IT directors at large companies are looking to spend more money on AI/ML projects due to the pandemic. In regular AI news, the bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force releases its 2020 report, which includes the suggestion of using the Manhattan Projec…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a report that the Israel Defense Forces used a swarm of small drones in mid-May in Gaza to locate, identify, and attack Hamas militants, using Thor, a 9-kilgram quadrotor drone. A paper in the Journal of American Medical Association examines an early warning system for sepsis, and finds that it…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including research from the San Diego School of Medicine, which used an AI algorithm to analyze terabytes of gene expression data in response to viral infections, identifying 20 genes that predict the severity of a patient’s response (across many different viruses). Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the European Commission’s proposal for the regulation of AI. A report in Nature Medicine examines the limitations of the evaluation process for medical devices using AI that the FDA approves. Researchers at MIT translate spider webs into sounds to explore how spiders might sense their world, an…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the launch of the National AI Research Resource Task Force, which will serve as a federal advisory committee and produce at least two reports to Congress (a roadmap and implementation plan) by November 2022. Google and Harvard University release a 1.4 PB reconstruction of a cubic millimeter of …
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, starting with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission report on AI and ML. The Deputy Secretary of Defense outlines Responsible AI Tenets, along with mandating the JAIC to start work on four activities for developing a responsible AI ecosystem. The Director of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Center for G…
 
Information about the AI Event Series mentioned in this episode: https://twitter.com/CNA_org/status/1400808135544213505?s=20 To RSVP contact Larry Lewis at LewisL@cna.org. Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a report on Libya from the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts, which notes the March 2020 use of the “fully autonomous”…
 
Information about the AI Event Series mentioned in this episode: https://twitter.com/CNA_org/status/1400808135544213505?s=20 To RSVP contact Larry Lewis at LewisL@cna.org. Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the first flight of a drone equipped with the Air Force’s Skyborg autonomy core system. The UK Office for AI publishes a ne…
 
Andy and Dave welcome Arthur Holland Michel to the podcast for a discussion on predictability and understandability in military AI. Arthur is an Associate Researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and author of the book Eyes in the Sky: the Secre…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a new AI website from the White House at AI.gov, which provides a variety of resources on recent reports, news, key US agencies, and other information. The U.S. Navy destroys a surface vessel using a swarm of drones (in combination with other weapons) for the first time. The NYPD announces the …
 
Andy's out this week, but Dave recently had a chance to do a series of interviews on a paper that he wrote, Superhumans, Implications of genetic engineering and human-centered bioengineering. So this week's podcast will feature a rebroadcast of the interview that Dave had on Titillating Sports. A big thanks to Rick Tittle and Darren Peck from the S…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest AI news and research, including a blog post from the Federal Trade Commission that businesses can and will be held accountable for the fairness of their algorithms. A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators has introduced the “Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act,” which would ban law enforcement and intelligence agen…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the European Commission’s proposal for the regulation of AI. A report in Nature Medicine examines the limitations of the evaluation process for medical devices using AI that the FDA approves. Researchers at MIT translate spider webs into sounds to explore how spiders might sense their world, an…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the National Intelligence Council’s 7th Edition Global Trends 2040 Report, which sprinkles the importance of AI and ML throughout future trends. A BuzzFeed report claims that the NYPD has misled the public about its use of the facial recognition tool, Clearview AI, having run over 5100 searches…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the resignation of Samy Bengio from Google Brain, which fired ethicists Gebru in December and Mitchell in February. The Joint AI Center releases its request for proposals on Data Readiness for AI Development (DRAID). DARPA prepares for the quantum age with a program for Quantum Computer Benchma…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a report that systematically examined 62 studies on COVID-19 ML methods (from a pool o 2200+ studies), and found that none of the models were of potential clinical use due to methodological flaws or underlying biases. MIT and Amazon identify pervasive label errors in popular ML datasets (such a…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including a letter from the National Transportation Safety Board that asks the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to regulate more strictly autonomous vehicles and driver assistance technologies; of note, the letter also uses Tesla as an example, stating that the company is using its customer…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including the release of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unmanned Campaign Framework, which describes the desired approach to developing and deploying unmanned systems. Google employees demand stronger laws to protect AI researchers, in the wake of the firings of Gebru and Mitchell. Hour One debuted techn…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news, including an announcement from Facebook AI that it achieved state of the art computer vision performance with its SEER model, by learning from one billion (with a ‘b’) random, unlabeled, and uncurated public Instagram images, reaching 84% top-1 accuracy on 13k images from ImageNet. DARPA launches a new P…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest AI news, which includes lots of new reports, starting with the release of the final report of the National Security Commission on AI, with over 750 pages that outlines steps the U.S. must take to use AI responsibly for national security and defense. The Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) relea…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the latest AI news including, Mars landing of the Perseverance and its AI-related capabilities, along with its mini-helicopter, Ingenuity. Researchers from Liverpool use machine learning to predict which mammalian hosts can generate novel coronaviruses. Researchers from Estonia and France create artificial human genomes using …
 
In AI news, researchers from the University of Copenhagen develop a machine learning model that estimates the chances of risk of death due to COVID at various stages of a hospital stay, including a 80 percent accuracy whether a patient with COVID will require a respirator. The Joint AI Center has a double-announcement, with the Tradewind Initiative…
 
In news, Andy and Dave discuss a machine learning algorithm from Synergies Intelligent System and Universität Hamburg that can identify people in a moving crowd who are mostly likely asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19. US lawmakers have introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act, to boost privacy protections for COVID-19 technology such as t…
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss research from Texas &AM, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and SNY Binghamton, which demonstrates an automatic system for monitoring the physical distance and face mask wearing of construction workers; demonstrating how surveillance is rapidly becoming a widely available commodity technology. In regular news, the …
 
Listener Survey In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss a machine learning transformer model from Facebook AI and the NYU School of Medicine that uses x-rays to determine whether a COVID patient might need more intensive care. A for-pay report from Synced provides a survey of China’s AI efforts in response to COVID-19. In regular AI news, E…
 
Listener Survey In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss research that uses NLP to predict mutations in a virus that would allow it to avoid detection by antibodies. In regular AI news, the US Food and Drug Administration publishes an Action Plan for AI and ML, with more to follow. The White House launches the National AI Initiative Office, …
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss an editorial in The Lancet Digital Health, which examines whether preliminary models add clinical value to health-care systems. In regular AI news, an Italian court rules that the European food delivery app Deliveroo used a “discriminatory” algorithm, potentially opening the door for liability even wi…
 
In COVID-related news, Andy and Dave discuss a commercial AI model from Biocogniv that predicts COVID-19 infection using only blood tests, with a 95% sensitivity and a 49% specificity. In a story that highlights the general challenge with algorithms, Stanford reported challenges in using a rules-based algorithm to determine priority of vaccine dist…
 
Just in time for the holidays, Andy and Dave look back and some of the more memorial AI-related stories from 2020. They begin with the passing of mathematician John Conway, creator of The Game of Life, who died in April at 82 from complications due to COVID-19; Andy and Dave will talk more about The Game of Life in next week’s podcast. With an exam…
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss the results of the C3.ai COVID-19 challenge. In regular AI news, the US Air Force announces an AI, ARTUm, controlling a military plane for the first time. A Nature publication shows the AI collaboration links between institutions based on the last 5 years. The IBM T.J. Watson Research Center publishes…
 
Andy and Dave discuss the recent announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense announces that it will adopt the Defense Innovation Board’s detailed principles for using AI. The European Commission releases its white paper on AI. The University of Buffalo’s AI Institute receives a grant to study gamers’ brains in order to build AI military robots…
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss a report from MIT that identifies gaps in coverage from COVID vaccines, and uses machine learning to identify peptide additions to increase their efficacy. The GAO and the National Academy of Medicine release a combined report on AI in health care. Nature provides access to a large collection of open …
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss a Facebook model that provides county-level forecasts on the spread of COVID-19. IN non-COVID AI news, DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 won the 14th biennial Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction (CASP), scoring above 90 on a global distance test for around two-thirds of the test proteins. Partnership on …
 
In COVID-related AI news, Andy and Dave discuss research from MIT, BIM, and Harvard Medical School, which uses machine learning on Reddit posts to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health. And the UK and is planning to use AI to spot dangerous side effects in COVID vaccinations. In non-COVID AI news, Andy and Dave take a look at how the AI-base…
 
Andy and Dave welcome Arthur Holland Michel to the podcast for a discussion on predictability and understandability in military AI. Arthur is an Associate Researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and author of the book Eyes in the Sky: the Secre…
 
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