Unpredictable and Escalatory: The Risks of AI Language Models in High-Stakes Decision-Making

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant strides in recent years, with large language models (LLMs) demonstrating impressive capabilities in various domains. However, as nations increasingly consider integrating these powerful tools into critical military and diplomatic decision-making processes, research published by Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) raises alarming concerns about the potential risks …

CISA and the OSS Community: Partnering for a More Secure Digital Ecosystem

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) hosted its Open Source Software (OSS) Security Summit in March 2024, acknowledging the critical role of the OSS community in protecting the nation’s digital infrastructure. The keynote speaker, CISA Director Jen Easterly, highlighted the immense value generated by open source software, citing the recent Harvard study that estimated …

Revealing the Trillion-Dollar Impact of Open Source Software: A Pioneering Global Study

“The value of a non-pecuniary (free) product is inherently difficult to assess” Key figures and highlights from a recent HBS Working Paper: OSS: A Vital Public Good with Unmeasured Economic Value Open source software (OSS) has become a driving force behind the digital transformation revolutionizing industries and the global economy. With its publicly available source …

Generative AI and the Future of Government Services: Promise and Prudence

Generative AI Generative AI refers to a type of artificial intelligence that can create new, original content such as text, images, music and more, rather than just analyzing data. The key capability that has captured significant attention recently is the ability to automatically generate natural language. Chat conversational AI tools like ChatGPT launched in 2022 …

Exploring the Impact of Natural Language Processing on CNI Operations

Most of you probably have already come across ChatGPT, Bard, or one of their numerous derivative apps over the past year. We’ve marveled at these powerful creations and debated their implications for our jobs, and now we’re using them daily, either directly or via integrations. As AI enthusiasts and professionals in the tech field, the …

Illuminating the Black Box: Explainable AI and Algorithmic Transparency

As artificial intelligence (AI) systems take on more meaningful and consequential roles in health, justice, and civic life, there is a growing need to build interpretability and transparency into their decision making. Most modern machine learning models act as “black boxes”, with complex internal logic that defies simple explanation. Explainable AI (XAI) techniques bridge this …

Harnessing Sight: Understanding Computer Vision in CNI Industries

Many of you might have used DigiYatra at Indian airports or SmartGates at Dubai Airport, or similar systems elsewhere in the world and wowed at the experience. How about we explore the technology behind these amazing applications? Welcome to the fifth installment of our ongoing series on artificial intelligence (AI). This article focuses on a …

CISA Sets International Standard for Secure-by-Design Software

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and 17 international partners published an update (in October 2023) to their joint guidance titled “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software” The updated guide urges software manufacturers to make urgent changes to ship products that are secure-by-design, expanding on …

Exploring the Depths: Unraveling the Intricacies of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Today, we’re setting our sights on two of the most fundamental and well-known AI tools: Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). They have been at the center of countless innovations and advancements, changing the way we view and interact with technology. Machine Learning, or ML, is a type of AI that allows computers to …

Exploring the New Terrain: The EU Data Act’s Impact on Data Economy and Industry Dynamics

A. Introduction: The European Union’s Data Act, a legislative resolution decisively passed by the European Parliament on November 9, 2023, represents a transformative approach to regulating the data economy within the EU. Its enactment is currently awaiting the European Council’s approval. The Act targets the intricate relationship between data generation, access, and use, particularly from …

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