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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #100 on: September 25, 2019, 01:20:08 AM »
Link to the Tshitoyan paper on automated analysis of chemistry papers:

https://perssongroup.lbl.gov/papers/dagdelen-2019-word-embeddings.pdf

It is rather nice, but does get some things wrong .. positions on the periodic table is one example.

small writeup at

https://clarodatascience.com/2019/07/13/modelling-chemistry-2/

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« Reply #101 on: September 25, 2019, 01:34:12 AM »
Thanks for the link, sidd.  :)
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« Reply #102 on: September 26, 2019, 05:35:08 PM »
Pentagon Wants AI to Interpret ‘Strategic Activity’ Around the Globe
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/09/pentagon-wants-ai-interpret-strategic-activity-around-globe/160157/

The Defense Department’s startup outreach office is looking for artificial intelligence tools that can keep help Pentagon officials understand trends in world events.

The Defense Innovation Unit last week put out a solicitation for commercial software that can automatically ingest, analyze and derive insights from publicly available information. The tool is expected to plug into a wide variety of global resources, including news outlets, blogs, social media platforms, patent databases and academic journals.

After crunching the data, the “AI-based knowledge graph” would generate visualizations and written reports to help Defense leaders better understand and interpret the “strategic activity” it uncovers, according to the solicitation. The tool would also need to show its work, allowing officials to trace its insights and conclusions back to the source data.

DIU officials want the system to be able to translate information from multiple languages, and detect and redact personally identifiable information.

... A spokesperson for the Office of the Secretary of Defense told Nextgov they hope to have a working prototype of the AI system within 12 months or less. After the prototype, the department will consider awarding a follow-up production contract and potentially scale the tech across the Pentagon, the spokesperson said.

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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #103 on: September 26, 2019, 06:31:44 PM »
I think THIS is the wet dream of immortality by the powerful crazy people behind the scenes.
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« Reply #104 on: September 26, 2019, 07:27:57 PM »
Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.

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The standard term in the Pentagon now for human involvement with AI and weapons now is “human ON the loop,” a shift from human IN the loop. That reflects greater stress on the advisory function of humans with AI and a recognition that domains like cyber require almost instantaneous responses that can’t wait for a human.

Next: ... 'humans OUT of the loop'


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No AI For Nuclear Command & Control: JAIC’s Shanahan
https://breakingdefense.com/2019/09/no-ai-for-nuclear-command-control-jaics-shanahan/

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center won't automate nuclear response -- but it is working towards AI on conventional weapons.

In movies like WarGames and Terminator, nuclear launch controls are the first thing fictional generals hand over to AI. In real life, the director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says, that’s the last thing he would integrate AI with. The military is beginning a massive multi-billion dollar modernization of its aging system for Nuclear Command, Control, & Communications (NC3), much of which dates to the Cold War. But the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is not involved with it.

A recent article on the iconoclastic website War on the Rocks argued “America Needs A ‘Dead Hand’,” a reference to the Soviet system designed to automatically order a nuclear launch if the human leadership was wiped out. “I read that,” Shanahan told the Kalaris Intelligence Conference here this afternoon. “My immediate answer is ‘No. We do not.’
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« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2019, 06:50:44 PM »
Robots & AI eliminating jobs ...

AI Just as Good at Diagnosing Illness as Humans
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326460.php

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Even Good Looks Won't Get You a Job; 100,000 Free AI-generated Headshots
https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/20/20875362/100000-fake-ai-photos-stock-photography-royalty-free


None of these photos are of real people

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Computer Says No: An Expression-Analysing AI has been Picking Out Job Candidates for Unilever
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/30/unilever_using_ai_and_facial_tracking_in_job_interviews/

Hirevue claims to have already carried out 100,000 interviews for companies in the UK. Most of the analysis is based on language – word choice, tone, speed of speech and sentence length are all considered. But the software also looks at facial expressions – smiling, brow raising and eye widening.

Loren Larsen, CTO at Hirevue, said: "There are 350-ish features that we look at in language: do you use passive or active words? Do you talk about 'I' or 'We.' What is the word choice or sentence length? In doctors, you might expect a good one to use more technical language.

"Then we look at the tone of voice. If someone speaks really slowly, you are probably not going to stay on the phone to buy something from them. If someone speaks at 400 words a minute, people are not going to understand them. Empathy is a piece of that."

People are then ranked on a 1-100 score system.

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Drones Now Dominate Israeli Flying Operations
https://breakingdefense.com/2019/09/exclusive-drones-now-dominate-israeli-flying-operations/

Israel’s Air Force, long dominated by some of the world’s best fighter pilots, has completed the shift from pilots to drones, with more than 80 percent of all Israeli Air Force flight hours executed by unmanned aircraft. ... "Last year 78 percent of the IAF's operational flight hours were performed by UAS. This year the number jumped and is 80 percent,"

Recent reports by Arab media describing Israeli attacks on Iranian targets far from Israel included details of unidentified drones. Israel has never confirmed that it performed such long-range attacks.

... What was missing in the view around us when we walked on the tarmac was the presence of the “outside pilot,” using controllers that are required for many other drones. This job has been eliminated because the Heron-TP uses an automatic takeoff and landing system, which also functions in inclement weather. To begin a mission, the commander simply pushes a button. The large drone taxis out of its hangar, continues to the runway and takes off. The same sequence is used once the mission is complete.
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« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2019, 07:03:40 PM »
'Goliath Is Winning': The Biggest U.S. Banks Are Set to Automate Away 200,000 Jobs
https://gizmodo.com/goliath-is-winning-the-biggest-u-s-banks-are-set-to-a-1838740347

Over the next decade, U.S. banks, which are investing $150 billion in technology annually, will use automation to eliminate 200,000 jobs, thus facilitating “the greatest transfer from labor to capital” in the industry’s history.

The job cuts are slated to hit front offices, call centers, and branches the hardest, where 20-30 percent of those roles will be on the chopping block. They will be replaced by better ATMs, automated chatbots, and software instruments that take advantage of big data and cloud computing to make investment decisions.

The report will contribute to an automated arms race between companies to cut staff and purchase enterprise financial software products that is already underway. This is how a lot of corporate automation unfolds.

In the current formulation, Goliath is winning, and 200,000 people are losing. ... Goliath is winning by replacing its human employees with instruments that direct capital more swiftly from us to it.

“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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