November 15, 2018 Curated Content: Artificial Intelligence – A Counterintelligence Perspective: Part IV

Nov 15, 2018 | Curated Content

Artificial Intelligence – A Counterintelligence Perspective: Part IV,” Jim Baker, LAWFARE, October 29, 2018

Discusses the importance of AI that is both ethical and explainable in the context of counterintelligence, but then admits that black-box AI will probably win out in the end.

https://www.lawfareblog.com/artificial-intelligence-–-counterintelligence-perspective-part-iv

 

Here’s How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events,” Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, October 30, 2018

As much as 60 percent of Twitter’s recent conversation about the migrant caravan in Mexico was propelled by artificial bots, not humans. Article discusses the challenge of ferreting out bot activity on our social networks.

https://www.wired.com/story/new-tool-shows-how-bots-drive-conversation-for-news-events/

 

I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate, Not Spread It,” Kara Swisher, The New York Times, October 30, 2018

Prominent tech columnist offers a dystopian take on the degree to which the major social media platforms have fallen captive to those spreading falsehoods, hate speech, and violence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/cesar-sayoc-robert-bowers-social-media.html

 

Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning,” Melanie Mitchell, The New York Times, November 5, 2018

AI expert discusses the substantial limitations, and propensity toward error, of current AI applications — largely because AI is good at pattern recognition but has no real ability to understand or decipher meaning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/opinion/artificial-intelligence-machine-learning.html

 

China’s application of AI should be a Sputnik moment for the U.S. But will it be?,” David Ignatius, The Washington Post, November 6, 2018

Chronicles the anemic, disjointed effort so far in the U.S. as China moves toward dominating the future of AI.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-application-of-ai-should-be-a-sputnik-moment-for-the-us-but-will-it-be/2018/11/06/69132de4-e204-11e8-b759-3d88a5ce9e19_story.html?utm_term=.f9308722c190

 

May A.I. Help You?,” Clive Thompson, The New York Times Magazine, November 15, 2018

Broad look at current and coming “conversational A.I.” applications, particularly in commerce and therapy. Article fairly balances potential benefits and dangers.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/14/magazine/tech-design-ai-chatbot.html

Tim Weinhold

Tim Weinhold

has been a long time business leader in commercial real estate and more recently a speaker and author in numerous venues on integration of faith, work and better models for responsible business. Tim is a Red Sox fan from Boston where he graduated from Harvard.

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