Three researchers from Kyushu University have published a paper describing a means of reliably fooling AI-based image classifiers with a single well-placed pixel.
It’s part of a wider field of “adversarial preturbation” to disrupt machine-learning models; it’s a field that started with some modest achievements, but has been gaining ground ever since.
The Simulation Hypothesis holds that alien races (or future versions of humanity) will eventually get the computing power and programming techniques to simulate the whole universe and that when they do, they will probably do so millions of times, meaning that most universes are simulations, and thus the odds that this universe is notRead More
Ants are cultural signifiers of busy industriousness, but a new paper in Plos One reveals that, across species, about 40% of “worker” ants spend most of their days doing nothing.
The researchers hypothesize that the “lazy” ants form both a reservoir of genetic material and a reserve workforce that serves as aRead More
Robot law pioneer Ryan Calo (previously) has published a “roadmap” for an “artificial intelligence policy…to help policymakers, investors, technologists, scholars, and students understand the contemporary policy environment around AI at least well enough to initiative their own exploration.”
Calo cites a lot of our favorites, like Cathy O’Neil and Julia Angwin, and neatlyRead More