Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world’s most popular video site is failing to prevent its algorithm from helping popularize viral hoaxes and misinformation.
Source: Searching for news on RBG? YouTube offered conspiracy theories about the Supreme Court justice instead.
New deep learning methods tested on video footage groups of animals could be a surveillance hit.
Source: How AI Will Find You In the Crowd, Without Facial Recognition
Last year a string of controversies revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence.
Source: Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019
A new frontier in cyber security is opening. Cyber powers like China are stealing data of private citizens, including Americans. But why exactly?
Source: Weapons of Mass Consumerism: Why China Wants Your Personal Information
That most famous characterization of the complexity causality, a butterfly beating its wings and causing a hurricane on the other side of the world, is thought-provoking but ultimately not helpful. What we really need is to look at a hurricane and figure out which butterfly caused it — or perhaps stop it before it takes flight in the first place. DARPA thinks AI should be able to do just that.
Source: DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos
The program represents a shift toward moment-by-moment monitoring of immigrant activities during the lifecycle of their interactions with the United States.
Source: The National Vetting Enterprise: Artificial Intelligence and
Two new papers give an insight into how artificial technology will be used for cybersecurity in the future.
Source: What the future of artificial intelligence means for cybersecurity
Editor’s Note: As 2018 comes to a close, War on the Rocks is publishing a series of year-end reflections on what our editors and contributors learned from
Source: Artificial Intelligence and the Military: Technology Is Only Half the Battle
A clever algorithm animates characters in still images, allowing them to walk out of photographs.
Source: Machine vision can create Harry Potter–style photos for muggles
It can even image tissue inside of your body.
Source: This AI can see in total darkness