Cybersecurity Will Become a War Between Machines (Forbes)


Cybersecurity will become a war between machines. Artificial intelligence changes the rules of computer science and automates tasks that were previously manual for both attackers and their victims. In particular, artificial intelligence is a real global security challenge. It reduces the costs of existing attacks, allows attacks previously unknown and makes it more difficult to understand who the attacker is.

AI is an instrument, and as such, it has a dual nature — good or bad — depending on how it is used. Surveillance instruments can be used to capture terrorists or to harass ordinary citizens. Content filters could be used to bury false news or to manipulate public opinion.