Oct 26, 2022

7 Posts

Dozens of toxic barrels on a road and a witch behind
Oct 26, 2022

Foundations of Evil: The Fear of Weapons of Mass Destruction Designed by AI

A growing number of AI models can be put to purposes their designers didn’t envision. Does that include heinous deeds?
Illustration of a hand coming out of a box to take a candy from a Trick or Treat paper bag
Oct 26, 2022

The Batch: Happy Halloween! Neural Nets Awaken, Foundation Models Go Rogue, Bots Take Over the Office, GPUs Dry Up

Each year, AI brings wondrous advances. But, as Halloween approaches and the veil lifts between the material and ghostly realms, we see that spirits take advantage of these developments at least as much as humans do.
Office with coworkers transformed into mythical creatures like vampires, ghosts and werewolves
Oct 26, 2022

Your Coworkers Aren’t Human: Confronting the Fear of a White Collar AI Takeover

The new remote administrative assistant is a little too perky, hardworking, and efficient. Is it because he’s a bot?
Ghost controlling a humanoid marionette during a job interview with a female candidate
Oct 26, 2022

Inhuman Resources: Confronting the Fear of AI-Powered Hiring in 2022

Companies are using AI to screen and even interview job applicants. What happens when out-of-control algorithms are the human resources department?
Illustration of Frankenstein connected to many chemical elements inside of a lab
Oct 26, 2022

The Black Box Awakens: Confronting the Fear of Self-Aware AI in 2022

AI researchers are starting to see ghosts in their machines. Are they hallucinations, or does a dawning consciousness haunt the trained weights?
Person with a sad face in front of an abandoned Chip's Candies factory
Oct 26, 2022

No More GPUs: Confronting the Fear of a Global Chip Shortage in 2022

Advanced AI requires advanced hardware. What if the global supply of high-end AI chips dries up? Most of the world’s advanced AI processors are manufactured in Taiwan, where tension with mainland China is rising.
Illustration of Andrew Ng, a scary monster coming out of a computer monitor
Oct 26, 2022

Multi-Headed Attention and Other Halloween Horrors

Each year, AI brings wondrous advances. But, as Halloween approaches and the veil lifts between the material and ghostly realms, we see that spirits take advantage of these developments at least as much as humans do.

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