Good morning, and happy Monday!
Kicking off this week with a blog post by the UK Information Commissioner which I missed a couple of weeks ago, setting out 8 questions that Generative AI developers and users need to ask. It’s not great, to be honest, but might be a handy resource.
There are a couple of really interesting military stories, including one on how soldiers can now steer robot quadrupeds with brain signals, using a small sensor tucked behind their ears. (mad!) There’s also a piece on AI enabled military simulations for training purposes, which is interesting I think in terms of AI’s potential to assist in areas like the proportionality (collateral damage) assessment. There is also a piece on Ukraine’s use of autonomous naval drones, and an acknowledgement that AI is used for target recognition, although it is not clear from the piece whether this refers to visual identification, or target generation.
There are, as ever, a few pieces on Generative AI. Looking at Italy’s decision to ban ChatGPT, the use of generative AI to debug code on the fly (something I would have loved back when I was a programmer), and loads of chat on education. There is one story that could be a really interesting future line of research, looking at our unwillingness to engage with, or take instructions from, machines.
Today’s song is London.Paris.Berlin since I’ve been travelling a bit, and its lovely.
Chatham House, Recalibrating Assumptions on AI
Information Commissioner’s Office, Generative AI: eight questions that developers and users need to ask
Defense One, Soldiers Can Now Steer Robot Dogs with Brain Signals
Defense One, How One Simulation Maker is Adding AI, Drone Tactics
Algorithm Watch, The algorithm that blew up Italy’s school system
Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Pausing AI Developments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down.
ScienceNews, How ChatGPT and similar AI will disrupt education
The Washington Post, We’re Not Ready to Be Diagnosed by ChatGPT
The Washington Post, Another Israeli spy app has been sold to 10 countries, researchers say
The New York Times, The Famous Black Hole Just Got Even Darker
The Washington Post, The AI bot has picked an answer for you. Hears how often its bad.
The New York Times, Security Robots. DigiDog. GPS Launchers. Welcome to New York