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Learnings & Musings on AI, ML, Data Science & Python

Kind Of Weird, When I Think About It

While writing my post the other day about tech companies and government contracts for AI., I started to realize how it’s a strange situation. The brands don’t seem to mix with the goals of the contracts. Microsoft is the most normal seeming of the bunch, they are more of a B2B company that has probably been powering government for ages … Read More


Of Tech Companies & Military Contracts 💣

There has been a trend of sorts lately around tech giant employees boycotting their employers’ activities related to military and government contracts within the realm of AI. [1] I get it, none of these people signed up to make weapons. This is putting aside the fact that not all of the activities that have been boycotted were direct weapons projects. … Read More


AI Could Create A Defense Dark Horse 🐎

A lot of focus is placed on the US-China AI space race (guilty), but the nature of AI could make for a surprise victor. Or at least a leveling of the playing field. 🚜 There is a risk that the United States, like many leading powers in the past, could take an excessively cautious approach to the adoption of AI … Read More


Artificially Wartelligent 💣

Surprising no one, the Pentagon wants more of that AI goodness in its weaponry. They want it about $2 billion worth of bad. 💰 But, having AI be able to explain its decision making appear to be vitally important, which is nice to see. It sounds like plenty of people are uneasy with the idea of robots doing what they … Read More


With Great Computing Power Comes Great Responsibility? 🚨

Maybe that open letter decrying autonomous weapons wasn’t the best choice? 🤔 Relax, nothing crazy happened. Paul Scharre just brought up some really good points in this interview with the MIT Tech Review. And they boil down to the best way to impact the smart weapons sector is to help educate and steer policy, not stay away from it. 🔖 … Read More


Tech Stands Against Smart Weapons ✋

Let’s be honest, autonomous weapons powered by AI are a real possibility. Smart subs anyone? But a bunch of tech and AI people are supporting the Lethal Autonomous Weapons Pledge from the Future of Life Institute. Why? 🚫 In this light, we the undersigned agree that the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine. … Read More


The Arms Race Begins 🔫

China is developing autonomous AI-powered attack submarines. So this should be fun. Here are a couple totally not terrifying things about them. 🙁 “The AI has no soul. It is perfect for this kind of job,” said Lin Yang, Chief Scientist on the project. “[An AI sub] can be instructed to take down a nuclear-powered submarine or other high-value targets. … Read More