An ant colony has memories that its individual members don’t have
- Like a brain, an ant colony operates without central control. Each is a set of interacting individuals, either neurons or ants, using simple chemical interactions that in the aggregate generate their behaviour. People use their brains to remember. Can ant colonies do that?
7:00 – ASRC
- More edits
- Changed all the overviews so that they also reference the section by name. It reads better now, I think
- Meeting with Thom
- GPT-2 Agents
- GSAW Slide deck
I got invited to the TF Dev conference!
The HKS Misinformation Review is a new format of peer-reviewed, scholarly publication. Content is produced and “fast-reviewed” by misinformation scientists and scholars, released under open access, and geared towards emphasizing real-world implications. All content is targeted towards a specialized audience of researchers, journalists, fact-checkers, educators, policy makers, and other practitioners working in the information, media, and platform landscape.
- For the essays, a length of 1,500 to 3,000 words (excluding footnotes and methodology appendix) is appropriate, but the HKS Misinformation Review will consider and publish longer articles. Authors of articles with more than 3,000 words should consult the journal’s editors before submission.
7:00 – ASRC GOES
- It looks like I fixed my LaTeX problems. I went to C:\Users\phil\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex, and deleted the ifvtex folder. Re-ran, things installed, and all is better now
- Pinged Isaac about the idea of creating scenarios that incorporate the NASA simulators
- Speakers presenting in a plenary session are scheduled to speak for 15 minutes, with five additional minutes allowed for questions and answers from the audience
- Our microphones work best when the antenna unit is clipped to a belt and the microphone is attached near the center of your chest.
- We are NOT providing network capabilities such as WiFi. If you require WiFi, you are responsible for purchasing it from the hotel and ensuring that it works for the presentation.
- Charts produced by the PC version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 2016 or 365 are preferred
- . In creating your slides, note that the presentation room is large and you should consider this in your selection of larger fonts, diagram size, etc. At a minimum, a 20-point font is recommended
- GPT-2 – Maybe do something with Aaron today?
“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Dr. King
ASRC GOES 7:00 – 4:30
- Dissertation – more human study. Pretty smooth progress right now!
- Cleaning up the sim code for tomorrow – done. All the prediction and manipulation to change the position data for the RWs and the vehicle are done in the inference section, while the updates to the drawing nodes are separated.
- I think this is the code to generate GPT-2 Agents?: github.com/huggingface/transformers/blob/master/examples/run_generation.py
7:00 – 5:00 GOES
- Dissertation – finish up the maps chapter – done!
- Try writing up more expensive information thoughts (added to discussion section as well)
- Game theory comes from an age of incomplete information. Now we have access to mostly complete, but potentially expensive information
- Expense in time – throwing the breakers on high-frequency trading
- Expense in $$ – Buying the information you need from available resources
- Expensive in resources – developing the hardware and software to obtain the information (Operation Hummingbird to TPU/DNN development)
- By handing the information management to machines, we create a human-machine social structure, governed by the rules of dense/sparse,stiff/slack networks
- AI combat is a very good example of an extremely stiff network (varies in density) and the associated time expense. Combat has to happen as fast as possible, due to OODA loop constraints. But if the system does not have designed-in capacity to negotiate a ceasefire (on both/all sides!), there may be no way to introduce it in human time scales, even though the information that one side is losing is readily apparent.
- Online advertising is a case where existing information is hidden from the target of the advertiser, but available to the platform, and to a lesser degree, the client. Because this information asymmetry, the user’s behavior/beliefs are more likely to be exploited in a way that denies the user agency, while granting maximum agency to the platform and clients.
- Deepfakes, spam and the costs of identifying deliberate misinformation
- Call to action: the creation of an information environment impact body that can examine these issues and determine costs. This is too complex a process for the creators to do on their own, and there would be rampant conflict of interest anyway. But an EPA-like structure, where experts in this topic perform as a counterbalance to unconstrained development and exploitation of the information ecosystem
- The Knowledge, Analytics, Cognitive and Cloud Computing (KnACC) lab in the Information Systems department in UMBC aims to address challenging issues at the intersection of Data Science and Cloud Computing. We are located in ITE 415.
- Start creating NN that takes pitch/roll/yaw star tracker deltas and tries to calculate reaction wheel efficiency
- input vector is dp, dr, dy. Assume a fixed timestep
- output vector is effp, effr, effy
- once everything trains up, try running the inferencer on the running sim and display “inferred RW efficiency” for each RW
- Broke out the base class parts of TF2OptimizerTest. I just need to generate the test/train data for now, no sim needed
big ending news for the day