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

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


That’s Instructor AI, Cadet

The Air Force is embracing AI to mix up their training process, and could be inventing the future of all education while they’re at it. πŸŽ“ The overall objective is to move away from an β€œindustrial age” training model with pre-set timetables and instruction plans to one that adapts to each airman’s learning pace. Hmmmmm….what else follows an industrial model? … Read More


Artificially Wartelligent πŸ’£

Surprising no one, the Pentagon wants more of that AI goodness in its weaponry. They want it about $2 billion worth of bad. πŸ’° 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? πŸ€” 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. πŸ”– … 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


Tech Stands Against Smart Weapons βœ‹

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 πŸ”«

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