Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel's data science platform through graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Public Sector and commercial enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, GUIRR.
The idea of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading far and wide across the U.S. Department of Defense and its surrounding ecosystem. There's been the new data strategy, the responsible AI memo and the newly approved JADC2 strategy that has a massive data component. "The DoD is very much accelerating its path," said Thomas Kenney, chief data officer and director of SOF AI for U.S. Special Operations Command, during day two of the virtual AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium. "Our chief data officer at the DoD, David Spirk, is doing herculean work to help the entire DoD move forward," he added. "That new data strategy, as we think about data sharing, is absolutely essential because it creates the conditions for success where we can open doors to data we maybe didn't have access to before or maybe data we didn't even know existed," Kenney said.
Both Ricky and Ryann were victims of gun violence and Greer says she is traumatized by the losses she has endured. Almost every night for the better part of four years, she has woken up in the dark. The numbers on her clock flash 3:30 a.m. Greer rouses at this hour most nights, haunted by the faces of her son, Ricky, her daughter, Ryann, and her nephew, Jordan -- three of the hundreds of Chicago's victims of gun violence. But they all come back in the hours she can't sleep.
While many companies are attempting to develop AI for various applications, there is a considerable gap between the goals that organizations want to achieve and the reality of the insights that data and programs provide. The ambitions of an organization for using artificial intelligence (AI) and the reality of how such projects play out are vastly different. Emotional intelligence and mindfulness are two essential aspects. The pandemic highlighted this flaw – people's capacity to stay focused and mindful can be compromised in a remote working environment. When AI is utilized in a cyber-attack, such as when someone tries to deploy a chatbot or another adversarial machine learning technology against organizations, this could be a significant issue.
In February, the outreach director for an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance wrote to Evan Greer. CARS wanted to know if Fight for the Future, a nonprofit digital-rights advocacy group where Greer is the deputy director, would join, and allow itself to be listed as a member of the newly formed coalition. "CARS is a new coalition working to raise awareness of a dangerous technology called Mobility Data Specification," the email from outreach director Rich Dunn read. "In the wrong hands, the information collected by MDS poses grave privacy and safety risks." MDS is a technical specification created by Los Angeles' Department of Transportation, now managed by a third-party foundation.