Four short links: 23 February 2018
Malicious AI, Due Diligence, Power Laws, and Automated Threats
- Preparing for Malicious Uses of AI — a new paper that urges us to acknowledge AI’s dual-use nature; learn from cybersecurity; broaden the discussion.
- YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist — a very useful guide.
- So You Think You Have a Power Law, Isn’t That Special? — Lots of distributions give you straight-ish lines on a log-log plot. Abusing linear regression makes the baby Gauss cry. Use maximum likelihood to estimate the scaling exponent. Use goodness of fit to estimate where the scaling region begins. Use a goodness-of-fit test to check goodness of fit. Use Vuong’s test to check alternatives, and be prepared for disappointment. Ask yourself whether you really care.
- OWASP Automated Threat Handbook — provides actionable information and resources to help defend against automated threats to web applications.