AI Articles and Analysis in Government
Explore articles and analysis related to artificial intelligence in government, including coverage of defense applications, national security, process automation, and more.
Historically, space has been an industry only governments and heavyweight airspace corporations (such as Boeing) could handle. Uses of AI in space technology might be expected to be even more expensive, but the last decade of innovation has made space more accessible - and thanks to AI - data from space is becoming much more useful for businesses and governments.
Episode Summary: Market research and trends is important when discussing AI and business, but it's also worthwhile to contemplate the ethical and social implications further down the line. How will countries deal with potential unemployment problems? How might countries collaborate to hedge against the risks that AI poses to the future of work and other economic facets? A relatively small group is helping people do just that i.e. getting organizations and countries to think through how they could hedge against the grander risks inherent in a world powered by AI.
In this episode, we speak with Jerome Glenn, head of the Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank with 60 Nodes around the world that that focuses on research implementing the organizational means, operational priorities, and financing structures necessary to address 15 Global Challenges. Glenn talks about how he gets principalities of the world to bring their big industrial players and the public to talk through possible scenarios that are 30, 40, even 50 years in the future, and about ways we might potentially hedge against risks and make the most of the upsides of AI in a global economy. If you enjoyed listening to our recent podcast with OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever on preparing for the future of AI, then you may find Glenn's ideas and the mission of The Millennium Project to be an interesting and useful perspective on this issue as well.
Security is a broad term, and in industry and government there are a myriad of "security" contexts on a variety of levels - from the individual to nation-wide. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are being applied and developed across this spectrum.
Episode Summary: Cyber security is closely linked to advances in artificial intelligence. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy about the cyber security factors and risks associated with AI. How is AI both causing risks, and how can AI be used to combat those risks? We dive briefly into the future to speak about some of the potential 'super' AI risks to cyber security and touch on what can be done now to help hedge known and unknown threats.
Episode Summary: Dr. Ayers provides a comprehensive overview of his development of autonomous underwater robots, intended to help discover and destroy dangerous underwater land mines. He provides his perspective on two major obstacles facing robotics, including the concept of autonomy, providing valuable insight in light of the current events surrounding the development of autonomous AI.
One of the major headlines in recent news is Edward Snowden's revelation of documents which prove that the US government is using high-tech software to gather massive amounts of private information on every-day Americans.