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

Wu-Tang Was Right

Cash does rules everything around us. πŸ’° There seems to be a trend amongst Chinese tech companies to deflect when asked about what societal implications their tech could have by shrugging and talking dollar signs. πŸ’²πŸ’²πŸ’² Exhibit A: β€œWe’re not really thinking very far ahead, you know, whether we’re having some conflicts with humans, those kinds of things,” [SenseTime co-founder … 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


China vs. the US: Round ? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

In the continuing narrative that is the space race between the US and China in the realm of AI, we get an entry on what the US can learn from Chine. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ It boils down to the two countries excelling at the usual, the US creates visionary ideas and China puts them into production. China has a massive treasure trove … Read More


China’s Social Submission, er…Scoring System

There is a lot of focus on the China vs. USA space race happening in AI right now (at least in my world there is, I’m very interested in the topic). Most of it revolves around spending, governmental support, talent, etc. But maybe the most important aspect is what the implications of either country winning would be, if there truly … Read More


Lazy Faire πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

At the US government’s current rate of uninvolvement in the AI sector, China will overtake it in its quest for AI overlord status by the end of the year. At least when it comes to spending, the rest might not be far behind though. πŸ’° One of the recommendations from a subcommittee is to expedite the approval of the OPEN … Read More


Alibaba Wants Their Own Chip

There are two undeniable trends these days: major tech players want their own silicon and the new class of uber-rich want to own classy publications. πŸ—žοΈ I’m more interested in the first trend (though the second could have interesting implications in this era of doom for publishers). Alibaba is the newest tech giant to announce they are making their own … Read More


The Tangled Web We Weave 🌐

AI and nationalism are strange bedfellows. On the one hand, most research at this point has been collaborative and open. Indeed, a lot of advances are open source and practically everything gets a paper written explaining the process. On the other hand, the implications for military use and national advancement are very real. πŸ› The US and China are the … Read More


Sput-who? πŸ›°

The Center for a New American Security thinks the US needs a plan when it comes to AI, and I can’t say I disagree. We certainly wouldn’t be the first to do so. 🌎🌍🌏 The United States may very well be in a new space race, but unlike China, the United States has not yet experienced a true β€œSputnik moment” … Read More


Where in the World is AI Policy? πŸ—Ί

A nice summary of many country’s AI policies and a look at where the US stands. Spoiler alert: it’s a gray area. 🌎 While I fear what could happen if corporations are left to run amok, since their goals rarely align with those of most people, I don’t get a warm fuzzy feeling from government either. This is due to … Read More


Space Race Entry: South Korea πŸ‡°πŸ‡·

South Korea is officially in the AI Space Race. In fairness, this recent announcement is actually a major expansion of a previous plan, so they aren’t a brand new entry. 🎟️ How Much? πŸ’°: β‚©2.2 trillion (US$2 billion) By When? πŸ“…: 2022 What’re the goals? πŸ₯…: Be a Top 4 country Close the gap with China 6 new AI research … Read More