Computer to computer communications protocols used to start with a high pitched whine & crackle over a telephone line, using a modem – a modulator / demodulator – to establish a handshake. Computer to computer interactions are nothing new — but AI to AI interfaces are becoming more and more common. We discussed some of the ramifications in earlier episodes of the podcast — links below for those — and now we turn to how artificial intelligences create optimized methods of communication between themselves. Like the Twitch example of two Google Home bots talking with one another, the first few articles tell the story of how Facebook and Google AIs created a new way to communicate more effectively by negotiating with one another.
The Google example for the translation services reminded Michael and Michael of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Babel Fish translation concept of a fish that fits in your ear to automatically translate one language to another. The Bragi Dash in ear headphones are designed to do just this. Pretty futuristic stuff.
Riffing on what our friend @epredator tweeted, the team discusses the ramifications of knowing what people are looking at in VR in the YouTube Creator Blog. And the last item deals with gamification to improve cyber defense. What would you think could benefit from a blue team vs red team gamified process?
The Atlantic article: An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language — https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/artificial-intelligence-develops-its-own-non-human-language/530436/
Tech Crunch article: Google’s AI tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language — https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/22/googles-ai-translation-tool-seems-to-have-invented-its-own-secret-internal-language/
The Atlantic article: What an AI’s Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like — https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/what-an-ais-non-human-language-actually-looks-like/530934/
Twitch: C:>Bots Chat — https://www.twitch.tv/seebotschat
Edelweiss Little Singers of Armenia — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JMHXbxZYf4
Wired article: Bragi’s Fancy New Earbuds Translate for You in Real Time — https://www.wired.com/2017/05/bragis-fancy-new-earbuds-translate-real-time/
Babel Fish, probably the oddest thing in the galaxy — http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Babel_Fish
Games At Work Episode 51: Tea. Bojangles. Hot. — http://gamesatwork.biz/2013/06/30/episode-51-tea-bojangles-hot/
Games At Work: Episode 159: Virtually Secure — http://gamesatwork.biz/2017/01/22/episode-159-virtually-secure/
Games At Work Episode 163: Chat Me Maybe — http://gamesatwork.biz/2017/02/27/episode-163-chat-me-maybe/
YouTube Creator blog: Hot and Cold: Heatmaps in VR — https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2017/06/hot-and-cold-heatmaps-in-vr.html
Mind over Machines blog: Symphony of Big Data — http://mindovermachines.com/blog/a-symphony-of-big-data/
Security Intelligence: Game Over: Improving Your Cyber Analyst Workflow Through Gamification — https://securityintelligence.com/game-over-improving-your-cyber-analyst-workflow-through-gamification/
What are the co-hosts playing these days?
Michael R: TechCrunch article: SEGA’s new SEGA forever collection brings classic games to mobile for free — https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/segas-new-sega-forever-collection-brings-classic-games-to-mobile-for-free/
Michael M: Yoga Studio — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yoga-studio/id567767430?mt=8