The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence

The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence

In one example of the IC’s successful use of AI, after exhausting all other avenues—from human spies to signals intelligence—the US was able to find an unidentified WMD research and development facility in a large Asian country by locating a bus that traveled between...
No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are

No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are

This week, a US Department of Transportation report detailed the crashes that advanced driver-assistance systems have been involved in over the past year or so. Tesla’s advanced features, including Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, accounted for 70 percent of the...
‘Is This AI Sapient?’ Is the Wrong Question to Ask About LaMDA

‘Is This AI Sapient?’ Is the Wrong Question to Ask About LaMDA

The uproar caused by Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer who believes that one of the company’s most sophisticated chat programs, Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) is sapient, has had a curious element: Actual AI ethics experts are all but renouncing...
Russia’s Killer Drone in Ukraine Raises Fears About AI in Warfare

Russia’s Killer Drone in Ukraine Raises Fears About AI in Warfare

A Russian “suicide drone” that boasts the ability to identify targets using artificial intelligence has been spotted in images of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Photographs showing what appears to be the KUB-BLA, a type of lethal drone known as a “loitering...