24 Apr 2019

Academics hide humans from surveillance cameras with 2D prints

Surveillance systems that use machine learning (ML) algorithms to identify people and objects are becoming increasingly widespread across the glober. However, new research by a group of Belgium academics highlights the significant shortcomings that still affect these systems, as the researchers were able to avoid detection by surveillance algorithms simply

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10 Apr 2019

Get Ready for the First Wave of AI Malware

With the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology shaping the digital world at an increasing pace, Gunter Ollmann, CSO of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI Security division, expects that the first examples of AI-driven malware will emerge in the next two to three years. He outlines 6 different capabilities of AI

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08 Apr 2019

Hackers Can Add, Remove Cancer From CT Scans: Researchers

In the latest example of security issues that can result from the proliferation of Internet-facing medical devices, a team of security researchers from two Israeli universities has discovered that it is possible for threat actors to manipulate the 3D images generated during a Computer Tomography (CT) scan using custom malicious

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04 Apr 2019

7 Indicators Of The State-Of-Artificial Intelligence

Recent research and news on the state of artificial intelligence (AI) highlights seven important trends: Chinese AI researchers are set to overtake their US counterparts in terms of the number of published scientific papers that have a significant impact on the field. The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence predicts that

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02 Apr 2019

Researchers Trick Tesla to Drive into Oncoming Traffic

A new study by Tencent’s Keen Security Lab underscores that recent warnings by artificial intelligence (AI) experts about the risks of adversarial machine learning are more than justified. After studying how the Enhanced Autopilot driver-assistance system used in Tesla vehicles reads and processes environmental data in order to determine when

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01 Apr 2019

How malevolent machine learning could derail AI

While artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the technologies that people and organizations rely on in virtually any field, AI security expert Dawn Song warns that threat actors can cause great harm by abusing AI solutions through what is known as “adversarial machine learning.” As scientists develop increasingly

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01 Apr 2019

Future wars will be waged with robots. But so might future peace

While there is plenty of news coverage on potentially dystopian consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) research, especially when it comes to autonomous weapons and the idea that conscious machines may pose a threat to humanity, little attention is being paid to research that aims to use AI to promote peace

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01 Apr 2019

DARPA Wants AI to Learn Language like Human Babies

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last week announced plans to invest in the Grounded Artificial Intelligence Language Acquisition (GAILA) research program that aims to teach artificial intelligence (AI) to learn language in a similar way as human babies do, to make sure that AI will actually grasp

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14 Mar 2019

Businesses recognize the need for AI & ML tools in cybersecurity

Webroot released a new study on US business attitudes toward artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the context of cybersecurity. While 71% of organizations want to use more AI/ML solutions as part of their cybersecurity strategy, 76% indicated that they do not actually care about AI/ML itself and

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04 Mar 2019

US Military Changing ‘Killing Machine’ Robo-tank Program After Controversy

The US Department of Defense is making changes to its request for information on the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS, which states that the program aims to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to provide “ground combat vehicles with the capability to acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X

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