Friday Brief for 4 February 2022

Tech Terms

Transformer — A transformer is a deep learning model that adopts the mechanism of self-attention, differentially weighting the significance of each part of the input data. It is used primarily in the field of natural language processing (NLP) and in computer vision (CV).

FBI Director is Trying to Make a Point

What’s New: FBI Director Christopher Wray gave a speech this week on “Countering Threats Posed by the Chinese Government Inside the U.S.”

Why This Matters: Wray gave a similarly pointed speech in 2020 and his other public comments since have had a consistent message — the United States has a China problem that it cannot ignore.

Key Points:

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