62% of cybersecurity experts believe AI will be weaponized in next year

62% of #cybersecurity experts believe #AI will be weaponized in the next year

  • Some 62% of security experts believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will be weaponized and used for cyberattacks within the next 12 months, a Cylance survey released Tuesday found.
  • Of those surveyed, the top issues they have dealt with in the last three months were phishing (36%), critical infrastructure attacks (33%), IoT attacks (15%), ransomware attacks (14%) and botnet attacks (1%), the report found.
  • Feel free to copy and paste these top takeaways into your next slideshow.62% of security experts believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will be weaponized and used for cyberattacks within the next 12 months.
  • – Cylance, August 2017 OS patching and updating is a top concern of 39% of security professionals.
  • – Cylance, Auguat 2017 Phishing (36%), critical infrastructure attacks (33%), and IoT attacks (15%) were top issues cited by cybersecurity professionals.

A recent survey of infosec professionals, conducted by Cylance, found that many believe artificial intelligence will soon be used to conduct cyberattacks.
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The Importance of Liberal Arts In The AI Economy

The Importance of Liberal Arts In The #AI Economy @scottehartley @rwang0

  • “The Fuzzies will develop ethics in artificial intelligence, question bias in algorithms and data and will bring contextual understanding to code,” said Hartley.
  • These new jobs fall into three categories:

    Here is a short video of Author Anne-Marie Slaughter, speaking to graduates and referencing Hartley’s book, noting that even in our STEM-obsessed world, we need humanists at the center of technology and industry.

  • To learn more about the power of Liberal Arts in shaping the future of work and the digital economy, Ray Wang and I invited Scott Hartley to our weekly show DisrupTV, where we feature the best and brightest business leaders, bestselling authors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss emerging technologies, business and leadership trends that will most impact our society.
  • Democratization of technology is an advantage for creatives – As a venture capitalists, meeting with entrepreneurs and startup founders, Hartley began to notice that team building and cultivating a culture of innovation requires storytelling, creativity, empathy and Liberal Arts oriented skills and background.
  • Robust AI algorithms are a function of diversity of input – Hartley remind us that product teams often learn from edge user cases which is often overlooked without a diverse set of inputs.

“I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In fact some of the best people working on…
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YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content

#ai YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content  via @thenextweb

  • Google recently stepped up it’s efforts to reduce the amount of extremist content available on YouTube.
  • A couple months back the company announced it would be increasing it’s ability to find and flag extreme videos by implementing machine-learning, and the results are in: AI has proven to be a dramatic upgrade over humans when it comes to flagging terrorist content.
  • On Google’s blog the company revealed a significant increase over previous efforts, including being able to flag posts before a human can 75 percent of the time.
  • YouTube is going beyond simply flagging and removing extremist videos, or re-directing searches for that content in order to debunk and de-legitimize extreme viewpoints, as we previously reported.
  • Google will also impose stricter guidelines on all videos, even for content that doesn’t actually violate policy — according to a post on its official blog yesterday.

Google is using AI to fight against the influx of extremist videos on YouTube and the machines are making the task easier, faster, and smarter.
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What Everyone is not Telling You about Artificial Intelligence

What Everyone is Not Telling You about #ArtificialIntelligence 
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  • CC photo by all must have heard of X-Prize, founded by Peter Diamandis, who has a similar take:Today, a group of 20 individuals empowered by the exponential growing technologies of AI and robotics and computers and networks and eventually nanotechnology can do what only nation states could have done before.That’s one heck of a pro side.
  • But wait, even before we get started on what’s missing in the whole picture, let me show you counter arguments too.CC photo by TED.comNick Bostrom, a popular philosopher with a killer TED Talk says:The first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control.CC photo by @elonmusk | TwitterMoreover, the poster boy of moonshots, Elon Musk too has some extreme thoughts:With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon.Quite radical, right?
  • People have started echoing their voices on Ethics of AI, and ways to tame the demon that we are creating.We are missing out on billions of voices, which want to be heard.In between all the hoopla, no one is even remotely considering the role of 3.4 billion population online, let alone 7.2 billion worldwide.
  • Artificial Intelligence, by all meanings, is something so exponential and game changing that it is considered the last invention humankind will need, and humanity as a whole not even taking part in it!To be frank no one knows what will happen tomorrow, let alone 10 years from now.
  • If code, complex algorithms, mathematics and tuning an ML model is something that has kept the masses away, then we are here with our shovels, to help build the future, where everyone can participate in unison.Let’s make sure, that the future is not defined by just a bunch of AI nerds (and we don’t mind being called one) but by the collective integrity of 7.2 billion individuals.Let’s join hands.Tell us your thoughts on Twitter or get our latest learnings by email.

“Artificial Intelligence”: this term has become so popular/hyped/*add an adjective of your choice* in this decade, that we’re talking about it more than ever. So much so that anything about AI…
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Potential to Transform the World

Elon Musk's Neuralink: Potential to Transform the World #AI #DataScience

  • Neuralink is the perfect marriage between the human brain and a computer.
  • Elon Musk announced the hypothetical Brain Computer Interface (BCI), the Neuralink technology, in March this year.
  • Once integrated, the technology will work in a similar manner to how humans control and move their limbs and process external stimuli and information.
  • With electrodes processing human brain functions, technology will be more perceptive to human emotions.
  • The experience that a computer integrated directly with the human brain can provide will be far greater than any gaming module.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink possesses the potential to revolutionize technology and life. Mind and machine joining as one will open the doors to a new world.
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🤖 This is a genuine conversation with a #robot. #Ai

  • Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.
  • Professor Danielle George MBE, an electronics engineer from Manchester University and a robot supporter, and Dr Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist from Anglia Ruskin University and robo-sceptic, uncover whether the rise of the robots will enhance the progress of humanity or ultimately threaten the survival of the human race.
  • Ben is unashamedly unnerved by the tremendous rate that robots are evolving, whilst Danielle is welcoming them with open arms.
  • To make sense of Ben’s fears and Danielle’s optimism, they set out to investigate the evolution of robots – treating them as if they are an emerging ‘species’.
  • Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world – the disarmingly charming Erica – who might be warm to the touch, but whose sense of humour falls decidedly flat.

Ben Garrod meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.
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Exponential Artificial Intelligence Can Immortalize Human

Exponential Artificial Intelligence Can Immortalize Human

  • Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions and called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, spoke at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • In this talk, Kurzweil explores the history and trajectory of exponential advances in computing and Information Technology to project how he believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) may enhance our natural biological intelligence in the future.

Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions and called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, spoke at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In this talk, Kurzweil explores the history and trajectory of exponential advances in computing and Information Technology to project how he believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) may enhance our natural biological intelligence in the future.
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