A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

Stephen Hawking issues another dire warning about AI—it could “destroy” civilization (Newsweek, Nov 07 2017)
Hawking says the development of AI could be the “worst event” in the history of mankind.

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I. (The New York Times, Nov 07 2017)
Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts.

Scientists voice concerns to Trudeau about weaponization of Artificial Intelligence (Ottawa Citizen, Nov 07 2017)
A letter calling for a ban on weaponization of Artificial Intelligence was sent by Canadian scientists to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. More than 200 AI researchers in Canada signed the open letter…

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How to Build a Robot That Won’t Take Over the World (Wired, Nov 06 2017)
The computer scientist Christoph Salge is trying to circumvent the need for rules that guide robots’ behavior. His strategy: Give them a goal of making us more powerful.

Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security Market, Research Report, 2023 (P&S Market Research, Nov 07 2017)
The global artificial intelligence in cyber security market is expected to reach $18.2 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence is playing a crucial role in cyber security by identifying threats and protecting organizations’ data from lethal cyber-attacks. It speeds up the process of noticing attacks and enables organizations to adopt predictive measures in combating cyber-crimes.

The future of algorithmic warfare (FCW, Nov 07 2017)
The Department of Defense is six months into Project Maven, an effort to leverage AI for warfighting.

Predictive Analytics: Fad Or The Future Of Cyber Security? (Business Computing World, Nov 07 2017)
They’re called superforecaster. A subset of human study volunteers who have an uncanny ability to predict the future better than the general populous. Who are these individuals?

The cat and mouse game: AI and machine learning’s role in cybersecurity (Tahawul Tech, Nov 07 2017)
As the world swoons over the promise of AI and machine learning, the world of cybersecurity sees both the hero and the villain take part in the game.

CrowdStrike Announces Establishment of the CrowdStrike Foundation – (CrowdStrike, Nov 07 2017)
The CrowdStrike Foundation was established to nurture and develop the next generation of talent and research in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). The foundation funds scholarships and research in cybersecurity and AI and provides pro-bono security software to non-profits, journalists and activists facing sophisticated intrusions.

Is AI really the Future of Cyber Security (InfoSec Resources, Nov 06 2017)
As we progressively get more dependent on technological innovation in our daily lives, we open ourselves up to cyber-attacks. Each device that we use today

Why telcos will soon be betting on Artificial Intelligence to build their networks (Telcom, Nov 06 2017)
Does artificial intelligence hold the key to optimizing and automating telecom networks?

Privva Launches AutoAssess – Artificial Intelligence Technology to Assist Law Firms’ Responses to Client Security Assessments (Privva, Nov 07 2017)
Answering Security Assessments using manual and Excel-based methods can be a tedious, time-consuming process, and is often error prone. Law firms receive exponentially more assessments each year due to their clients’ growing risk management concerns. Privva’s AutoAssess platform uses complex algorithms to generate completed Security Assessments for review in minutes, not hours.