Can Bryan Pass the Turing Test?
Chris, Bryan, and Melanie talk about the Interim Report issued by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence last week. What kinds of expectations should we have about AI being used for national security purposes? What kind of investments should be made in this technology, and where will the money come from? What about concerns that AI developed by American companies or the United States government might be used by authoritarian regimes to violate their citizens’ human rights? Can we continue to reap the benefits of research collaboration with people from other countries, particularly China, and still protect national security secrets? Finally, Bryan tells us of his exploits in Italy, Chris gives a heartfelt appreciation to a friend and colleague, and Melanie looks forward to some long-awaited playtime with her nephews.
- National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Interim Report, November 2019
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- Melanie Marlow, Tweets, November 11, 2019
- “Puffs,” Heritage Pride Productions, November 14-15-16, and 21-22-23