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In a DARPA Q&A session, discussions revolved around the interface between hardware and AI programs, advancements in models like Gemini and challenges in training GPT-5. The importance of AI in cybersecurity, particularly in protecting critical systems, and the potential of AI tools in software development were emphasized, with a focus on code correctness and security amid evolving technological landscapes.

In the DARPA Q&A session from November 2023, various topics related to AI development and cybersecurity were discussed. DARPA’s interface between traditional hardware and artificial intelligence programs was highlighted, indicating some programs are already at the interface between software and hardware. There was a mention of quantum computers making progress and the importance of cybersecurity in the face of quantum-safe security challenges.

The conversation also touched on the pace of advancement in AI, noting that the Transformer model is progressing faster than reinforcement learning. The Gemini model integrating planning into large language models (LLMs) was mentioned, hinting at potential advancements in AI capabilities. The discussion also revealed that GPT-5 training had not started due to production issues at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

The DARPA representative emphasized the importance of AI in protecting electrical power systems and industrial control systems from potential cyber threats. The conversation shifted towards the role of AI-generated code, with DARPA suggesting that while AI can help write code faster, it won’t fully automate the process. The potential impact of AI tools in software development and the minimal viable program concept were also discussed.

Additionally, DARPA expressed interest in computer vision and collaborative efforts with small businesses and startups to address cybersecurity challenges. The AI Cyber Challenge initiative, focusing on open-source software security, was highlighted as part of DARPA’s broader efforts in cybersecurity and infrastructure protection. The discussion wrapped up with insights into DARPA’s perspective on software development by AI and the necessity of ensuring code correctness and security in the face of evolving technological landscapes.