We All Should Be Concerned About A.I. Cyber-security.
When we talk about a future ( near future ) where artificial intelligence programs are controlling everything from our medical system, education system, our vehicles and our household robots we have to also talk about cyber security. With the latest revelation of a major breech of the U.S. organization tasked with developing cyber defensive and offensive weapons we have to assume that everything is vulnerable. If the NSA cannot stop hackers then who can.
Remember it is the NSA ( charged with writing the cyber code ) that in conjunction with U.S. Cyber command ( the organization that has the authority to carry our cyber attacks) and an Israeli cyber division, that created the virus that destroyed Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. That is how powerful and knowledgeable the NSA is, and they have been hacked.
What we should have learned from this, is that anything using a computer is vulnerable to attack so that means any manufacturing facility, power plant, wind turbine, autonomous vehicle or your kitchen robot chef. What could be the outcome if we do not find ways to protect our increasingly cyber based civilization?
The World Of A.I. Cyber-security
In the cyber security world a zero-day vulnerability is a computer-software vulnerability that is unknown to those who would be interested in mitigating the vulnerability. Until the vulnerability is mitigated, hackers can exploit it to adversely affect computer programs, data, additional computers or a even a network.
An exploit directed at a zero-day vulnerability is called a zero-day exploit, or zero-day attack. If we go forward one decade where personal robots and cyber soldiers and drones are all controlled by A.I., what could possible go wrong?
Actually I know what I know about this because last night I watched the documentary Zero Days which I highly recommend if you have not seen it. Also I found it on Amazon if you want to buy or rent it.
We have to find safeguards and push to the forefront the importance of A.I. cyber-security.