Thanks to YouTube, an idea discredited thousands of years ago attracts die-hards, grifters, and trolls. They even have their own convention.
Source: Inside the Flat Earth Conference, Where the World’s Oldest Conspiracy Theory Is Hot Again
Some experts view AI as neither artificial nor intelligent—just computer code.
Source: Artificial Intelligence – A Counterintelligence Perspective: Part IV
Intentional bias is another way artificial intelligence could hurt us
Source: When AI Misjudgment Is Not an Accident
American operatives are messaging Russians working on disinformation campaigns to let them know they’ve been identified. It’s a measured step to keep Moscow from escalating.
Source: U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
Why you should use percentages, not words, to express probabilities.
Source: If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is?
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.
Source: Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
Opinion | Child welfare agencies now use predictive analytics to make maltreatment cases more just, but they still unfairly target vulnerable populations.
Source: An Algorithm Took My Kids
A formerly SECRET report uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives shows that in the earliest days of the Cold War, the CIA took an interest in Soviet superstitions. The report, classified for 60 years, details familiar fears such as black cats with more involved customs, such as road bucket etiquette.
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It is not good to meet a funeral procession. Same is true of meeting a priest.
Source: The CIA had a SECRET report on Soviet superstitions • MuckRock
DARPA, the US Defense Department’s research arm, will spend $2 billion over the next five years on military AI projects.
Source: The Pentagon is putting billions toward military AI research – MIT Technology Review