Four short links: 23 February 2018

Malicious AI, Due Diligence, Power Laws, and Automated Threats

By Nat Torkington
February 23, 2018
Four short links
  1. 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.
  2. YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist — a very useful guide.
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  4. 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.
  5. OWASP Automated Threat Handbookprovides actionable information and resources to help defend against automated threats to web applications.
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