The invention of controlled fire was a turning point for humanity. To that point fire was mostly a bad thing. Once controlled, man could make a ribeye and fire became a good thing.
The early history of AI has dwelled on the positive – how it could deliver better medical diagnosis or, in our world, how it could help find the right audience or create more specifically relatable messages. It can help us sell more stuff. Great!
But, like fire, the good side implies a bad side that we haven’t talked about much. AI’s bad side: When the bad guys start applying the same machine learning tricks we are using for benign marketing purposes to their stolen databases, our cyber security problems will multiply dramatically. Phishing emails will become even more alluring. They will arrive on your screen at your most vulnerable.
All of which leads to the inevitable good verses evil battle. When the force of evil AI becomes apparent, it will force an AI defense response to counter it. And the escalating battle will be engaged. Source: SiliconANGLE