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

Recognition Champion

So China is really, really good at facial recognition algortihms. Like best in the world good. I wonder what they might use this for? πŸ€” Maybe something like this: China’s Social Submission, er…Scoring System SenseTime is Watching They’re Making a List, And Checking it Lots Facial Rec Tech Mess Src: XinhuaNet

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

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

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

The New Space Race: Supercomputer Derby 🏎

The ranking of the top 500 most powerful computers in the world was recently released. The US took the top spot thanks to the new Summit supercomputer. But China takes the win in the quantity competition, claiming 206 spots on the list. The US hit a new low of only 124 spots. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ πŸ“ˆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ“‰ The other countries rounding out the … Read More

The AI Space Race πŸ›°

I’m very interested in how the AI boom will unfold on the international stage. It has all the makings of the next space race or arms race and more countries throw their hat in the ring every day. πŸš€ This post from Ian Hogarth is a great overview of what is “at stake”. I use quotes for that because it … Read More