Phil 10.17.19

ASRC GOES 7:00 – 5:30

  • How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers (adversarial herding for profit)
    • But the subscription trap was just one part of Ads Inc.’s shady business practices. Burke’s genius was in fusing the scam with a boiler room–style operation that relied on convincing thousands of average people to rent their personal Facebook accounts to the company, which Ads Inc. then used to place ads for its deceptive free trial offers. That strategy enabled his company to run a huge volume of misleading Facebook ads, targeting consumers all around the world in a lucrative and sophisticated enterprise, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.
  • Finished writing up my post on ensemble NNs: A simple example of ensemble training
  • Dissertation. Working on robot stampedes, though I’m not sure that this is the right place. It could be though, as a story to reinforce the previous sections. Of course, this has caused a lot of rework, but I think I like where it’s going?
  • Good talk with Vadim and Bruce yesterday that was kind of road map-ish
  • Working on the GSAW extended abstract for the rest of the week
    • About a page in. Finished Dr. Li’s paper for reference
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defense Applications

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