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Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial intelligence in anticipation of future great power war, security forces in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions are opting for a more measured approach. In Africa, AI is gradually making its […]

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In-Security Richard Li Sarah Kreps

AI technology is advancing, as its malicious use. The opinion of Sarah Kreps and Richard Li (Cornell Tech Policy Lab) (by Marco Emanuele, The Global Eye’s In-Security)

The Global Eye’s In-Security and The Science of Where Magazine meet Sarah Kreps, the John L. Wetherill Professor and Director of the Tech Policy Lab at Cornell University, and Richard Li, currently studying at Cornell University and a research assistant in the Cornell Tech Policy Lab.   With reference to your reflection published by Brookings, Cascading chaos: […]

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Geopolitics & Worlds

SenseTime launches powerful AI computing center in Shanghai (Global Times)

The first mega artificial intelligence (AI) computing center in East China operated by Chinese emerging AI firm SenseTime officially started operation in Shanghai on Monday, which is set to become one of the largest AI computing centers in Asia. Analysts said that AI computing centers represent indispensable computing power resources for integrating AI with the […]

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New Report Offers Glimpse Of How AI Will Remake Spywork (Patrick Tucker, Defense One)

Unless the intelligence community changes the way it defines intelligence and adopts cloud computing, it will wind up behind adversaries, private interests, and even the public in knowing what might happen, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Intelligence collection to predict broad geopolitical and military events has historically […]

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Comparing U.S. and Chinese Contributions to High-Impact AI Research (Ashwin Acharya, Brian Dunn, CSET)

While the large and growing number of Chinese artificial intelligence publications is well known, the quality of this research is debated. Some observers claim that China is capable of producing a high quantity of AI publications, but lags in original ideas and impactful research. Even Chinese researchers occasionally criticize their country’s academic system for its lack […]

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Global Topics

Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology With Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt (Council on Foreign Rrelations)

Speakers Henry A. Kissinger Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Coauthor, The Age of AI: And Our Human Future; CFR Member Eric Schmidt Cofounder, Schmidt Futures; Former CEO, Google; Coauthor, The Age of AI: And Our Human Future; CFR Member Presider Judy Woodruff Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour; CFR Member Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual […]

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How countries are leveraging computing power to achieve their national artificial intelligence strategies (Samar Fatima, Gregory S. Dawson, Kevin C. Desouza, and James S. Denford, Brookings)

Using finely tuned hardware, a specialized network, and large data storage, supercomputers have long been used for computationally intense projects that require large amounts of data processing. With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is an increasing demand for these powerful computers and, as a result, processing power is rapidly increasing. As […]

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Intelligenza artificiale, una task force a supporto della crisi pandemica (Marco Maratea, Agenda Digitale)

In seguito allo scoppio della pandemia nel marzo 2020, il gruppo Covid-19 task force è nato dentro la Confederazione dei laboratori europei di intelligenza artificiale (Claire), con lo scopo di supportare la gestione della crisi attraverso l’uso dell’intelligenza artificiale. Le prospettive prossime e future del gruppo di lavoro sono allineate con quelle della task force. La prima […]

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AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns. Part 2: A Threat Model (Katerina Sedova, Christine McNeill Aurora Johnson Aditi Joshi, Ido Wulkan, CSET)

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the second installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation campaigns. Building on the RICHDATA framework, this report describes how AI can supercharge current techniques to […]

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Key Concepts in AI Safety: Specification in Machine Learning (Tim G. J. Rudner, Helen Toner, CSET)

This paper is the fourth installment in a series on “AI safety,” an area of machine learning research that aims to identify causes of unintended behavior in machine learning systems and develop tools to ensure these systems work safely and reliably. The first paper in the series, “Key Concepts in AI Safety: An Overview,” outlined […]

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Measuring AI Development. A Prototype Methodology to Inform Policy (Jack Clark, Kyle Miller, Rebecca Gelles, CSET)

By combining a versatile and frequently updated bibliometrics tool — the CSET Map of Science — with more hands-on analyses of technical developments, this brief outlines a methodology for measuring the publication growth of AI-related topics, where that growth is occurring, what organizations and individuals are involved, and when technical improvements in performance occur. Measuring […]

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AI for Judges (Jamie Baker, Laurie Hobart, Matthew Mittelsteadt, CSET)

As artificial intelligence transforms the economy and American society, it will also transform the practice of law and the role of courts in regulating its use. What role should, will, or might judges play in addressing the use of AI? And relatedly, how will AI and machine learning impact judicial practice in federal and state […]