China experienced its sputnik moment in March of 2016. That month, AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence program, defeated a South Korean grandmaster at Go, a challenging Chinese board game. Around 280 million people in China tuned in to watch the five-game series. AlphaGo defeated China’s 19-year-old prodigy Ke Jie in May 2017, and the Chinese government unveiled an AI policy two months later, predicting that the country will become the world’s center of AI research by 2030. After the year, China accounted for more than half of all AI venture capital funding globally.
According to a scientist who published a key textbook on artificial intelligence, specialists are “spooked” by their success in the field. This is equating AI advancement to the development of the atomic bomb. Prof Stuart Russell is the founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley. He stated that most experts believed machines more intelligent than humans would be developed this century. He advocated for international treaties to govern the technology’s development.
Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is already used in certain industries, like cybersecurity and automation, but hackers have quickly found out that they too can leverage AI to their advantage. With cybercrime on the rise, it’s expected that AI will play a role in the cybersecurity landscape to come. Let’s take a closer look at some of these trends.
When it comes to network security, businesses need all the edges they can get, especially since cybersecurity as an industry is one which is rapidly adjusting and responding to various threats, as well as their responses to those security measures. One way in which security researchers have attempted to subvert this security rat race is through artificial intelligence measures, a trend that promises to change the way businesses protect themselves for the better.