Deep Disruption – Tech Talk by Toby Weston

I was recently invited to speak at a conference on Enterprise Software development in Frankfurt.
It was a crossover talk where I presented a vision of the future drawing from both the Sci-Fi and the corporate worlds…

“With the tech-world speeding up around us, even short term predictions are starting to sound like Science Fiction!”

Spring 2019 on Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Scrum Teams, and the future of Software Development:

AI’s beat the best humans at war!

I play StarCraft 2 whenever I can justify a few hours away from writing—don’t judge me!

I am not in any way good! but I can see how skilful this AI has become when I watch these replays. Apparently AlphaStar spent 200 subjective years playing itself, evolving unique strategies.

It is interesting to see that it come up with ideas that none of the human professional gamers have hit on in over the last eight years. For example building too many probes at base to provide some resilience in case of an enemy raid on the worker line.

Cheating Robots!

The problem with modern AI is that nobody really knows what’s going on inside all those cold robot minds.

This is a great example. An algorithmic faker tricked its programmers into thinking it was doing its homework, learning how to encode map images, by employing the disembodied digital equivalent of writing the answers to exam questions on its hands!