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Artificial Intelligence Resources: Current Events

Top current items

  1. A reminder that the ethics component of AI education may be bigger than it looks right now. Samy Bengio is the brother of Yoshua Bengio who is considered one of the 3 founding fathers of deep learning, due to his contributions to the field in 1990s and 2000s that partly account for the current AI/DL revolution.
    1.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/google-ai-scientist-resigns-after-controversial-ousting-of-colleagues/ar-BB1fmCqB?ocid=uxbndlbing
  2. A story about AI inventing a sailing technique that had been known to humans for centuries but which *was not part* of the training of an AI system to steer hot air balloons. It is an amazing story and strongly points to the need for the AI ethics courses that we’ve been talking about.
    1. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210222-how-googles-hot-air-balloon-surprised-its-creators?ocid=fbfut
  3. Future demand of graduates in AI in Organizations
    1. https://www.pega.com/system/files/resources/2020-10/pega-future-of-work-report.pdf

  1. A 37-second news report about a company that is letting people control a Boston Dynamics “Spot” robot via the internet.

    1. https://connecticut.cbslocal.com/video/5333325-boston-dynamics-condemns-art-show-using-spot-with-paintball-gun/
  1. AI – Ethics
    1. https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/who-should-stop-unethical-ai
  2.  Some quotes from the MISQ Executive Editorial (12/2020):
    1. https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1485&context=misqe
  3.  The Air Force's AI Brain Just Flew for the First Time. Esquire May 13, 2021. 
    1. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a36424142/air-force-ai-brain-first-flight-skyborg-details/?fbclid=IwAR01uoxAjYcs4_u9-NG3ciyTie8jYJTtYHn7wAuCIr7QDhcPmcNnRWIFM-c

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