DHS Issues Report on AI Risk to Critical Infrastructure

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an emerging risk that will affect critical infrastructure (CI) as it becomes common throughout the United States. The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the narratives about AI to understand the prominence of perceived key benefits and threats from AI adoption and the resulting implications for infrastructure security and resilience. Narratives are strongly held beliefs, and understanding them will help decision makers mitigate potential consequences before they become significant problems.

Key Findings

A majority of the overall conversation focuses on positive effects for business and society reflecting widespread acceptance and enthusiasm for AI adoption rather than ethical, security, or
other concerns.

Trends reveal increasing emphasis on advancing AI and concerns about the unemployment consequences, as well as declining focus on safety hazards and existing hurdles.

Major tech companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft) have a significant and mostly positive presence, whereas government has a minimal and often negative presence.

Four risks to get ahead of are mass job displacement, privacy concerns, lack of awareness of technological limitations, and safety and ethical shortcomings.

OCIA-Net Assessment-Artificial Intelligence Narrative Analysis

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