7:00 – 6:00 ASRC GOES
Check Copenhagen Wheel serial number for this recall
Contact Dreamhost about missing folders – done
- GSAW prep
- Tix and hotel – done
- TF Dev Conf
- Tix, car, and hotel – done
- Met with Vadim
- Need to write up a monthly plan for Erik for the sim
- GPT-2 Agents
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?
7:00 – 4:30 ASRC PhD, BD, GOES
- Stampedes are a form of runaway attention, and precision/recall aid that process
- Starting on forward. Using the Arab Spring and GamerGate as the framing
- 11:00 VOLPE Meeting
- Pursuing the resilience proposal was well received. Next, go up and meet with the folks?
- Install card – done! Passed the smoke test
Capacity, Bandwidth, and Compositionality in Emergent Language Learning
- Many recent works have discussed the propensity, or lack thereof, for emergent languages to exhibit properties of natural languages. A favorite in the literature is learning compositionality. We note that most of those works have focused on communicative bandwidth as being of primary importance. While important, it is not the only contributing factor. In this paper, we investigate the learning biases that affect the efficacy and compositionality of emergent languages. Our foremost contribution is to explore how capacity of a neural network impacts its ability to learn a compositional language. We additionally introduce a set of evaluation metrics with which we analyze the learned languages. Our hypothesis is that there should be a specific range of model capacity and channel bandwidth that induces compositional structure in the resulting language and consequently encourages systematic generalization. While we empirically see evidence for the bottom of this range, we curiously do not find evidence for the top part of the range and believe that this is an open question for the community.
Radiolab: Tit for Tat
- In the early 60s, Robert Axelrod was a math major messing around with refrigerator-sized computers. Then a dramatic global crisis made him wonder about the space between a rock and a hard place, and whether being good may be a good strategy. With help from Andrew Zolli and Steve Strogatz, we tackle the prisoner’s dilemma, a classic thought experiment, and learn about a simple strategy to navigate the waters of cooperation and betrayal. Then Axelrod, along with Stanley Weintraub, takes us back to the trenches of World War I, to the winter of 1914, and an unlikely Christmas party along the Western Front.
- Need to send a note for them to look into Axelrod’s “bully” saddle point
7:00 – ASRC GOES
- Dissertation – Nearly done with the agent cartography section?
- CTO Rehearsal – 10:30 – 12:00 done
- ML Dinner – 4:30 fun!
- Meeting With Aaron M
- More thinking about what to do with the paper. We decided to try for the CHI4EVIL workshop, and then try something like IEEE Spectrum. I think I’d like to reframe it around the concept of Expensive Information and Automation. Try to tie together AI weapons, spam filters, and deepfakes
- Automation makes negotiation more difficult, locks in trajectories
- Handing off responsibility to automation amplifies opportunities and destructive potential
- OODA loop could be generalized if you look at it from the perspective of attention.