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US spies are reportedly developing their own AI chatbot in a move to top China's prowess. The US Central Intelligence Agency's Open-Source Enterprise division will soon have a ChatGPT-like large language model (LLM) to provide government snoops with better access to intelligence, according to a Bloomberg report.  The CIA did …

  1. Clausewitz4.0 Bronze badge
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    BioTechnology

    "The CIA did not respond to The Register's inquiries about the program, including how it will build and train the model"

    Illegal bioimplants at scientists (be careful choosing your next dentist), under the cover of healthcare, to extract Intel - or ADINT programs like the Israelis are already doing with big brands (Ad-Intelligence) - Adidas, Puma, Nike - beware, you may be violating human rights, participating in torture - and be subject to huge fines.

    They are already doing it !!!

  2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Buttle / Tuttle

    The computer is always right

  3. Alistair
    Windows

    CIA AI spybot?

    I'm just not comprehending how far down the buzzword bingo rabbit hole someone who heads a department for the CIA has fallen to decide that "AI"1 is in some bizarre manner useful in any form in solving international "spy" operation issues.

    Given the current situation, the process of getting away from the brinksmanship that is currently active between the US/Western world and China/Russia/India is NOT going to be solved by collecting everything that has happened in international intrigue and regurgitating those efforts in synthetically reconstructed theoretical actions, its going to need actual rational though and careful negotiation.

    Also, some folks need to take the tin foil hat, and wrap it around their smart phones, then lock the smart phone in a copper lined safe, and then take a long walk into the woods with some good alcohol.

    1 No, LLM's are NOT artificial intelligence. Unless one considers the "artificial" portion of that phrase the important one.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: CIA AI spybot?

      I'm just not comprehending how far down the buzzword bingo rabbit hole someone who heads a department for the CIA has fallen to decide that "AI"1 is in some bizarre manner useful in any form in solving international "spy" operation issues. ..... Alistair

      Methinks, Alistair, the operational decision regarding "AI"1, with the CIA and Uncle Sam being unusually surprisingly late to a party which has already moved on to a monster rave, is to augment rather than bog themselves down failing to solve international "spy" operation issues.

      And that be no lonely loners only venue of interest to both the great and the good of both Great and Greater IntelAIgent Game Play if you can believe what Clausewitz4.0 says here on El Reg

      One thing is for certain, ..... If you’re not in, and don’t care to dare share, you definitely can’t win win.

      1. Clausewitz4.0 Bronze badge
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        Re: CIA AI spybot?

        "And that be no lonely loners only venue of interest to both the great and the good of both Great and Greater IntelAIgent Game Play if you can believe what Clausewitz4.0 says here on El Reg"

        She was blonde, hot, and a great sex - my weakness. I explicitly refused a face-to-face invitation in that other eastern-european country, from a certain military engineer.

        "One thing is for certain, ..... If you’re not in, and don’t care to dare share, you definitely can’t win win."

        I always win. Diplomats, those smart b4stards with immunity and a passport...

        1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          Re: CIA AI spybot? @Clausewitz4.0

          More's the pity all weaknesses are not so pleasant to implore and enjoy and cruise and bask in in innocent guilt, C4.0

          'Tis surely though a necessary string to one's bow for successful aligned allied action in the spooky security fields of stealthy surreal endeavours fiddling around and diddling and dawdling about in sensitive secretive operations ....... and surely not a hardship to suffer with repeat performances/almighty lapses :-) ‽ Some perps may even consider such encounters as essential perks.

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Re: CIA AI spybot? @Clausewitz4.0

    More's the pity all weaknesses are not so pleasant to implore and enjoy and cruise and bask in in innocent guilt, C4.0

    'Tis surely though a necessary string to one's bow for successful aligned allied action in the spooky security fields of stealthy surreal endeavours fiddling around and diddling and dawdling about in sensitive secretive operations ....... and surely not a hardship to suffer with repeat performances/almighty lapses :-) ‽

  5. Alistair
    Windows

    Tinfoil in tuscany perhaps?

    I'm gonna suggest that You Two should perhaps arrange an entertaining weekend in Tuscany, perhaps on the coast, at a quiet vineyard, with tasty treats and comfy chairs, you could compare notes.

  6. General Turdgeson

    Mr. President...

    We can't let there be an AI chatbot gap!!

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