The cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $8 trillion in 2023 and grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025. In a world where sophisticated hackers find creative new ways to pounce, companies constantly try to stay ahead and not become the latest cyberattack headline. Skilled cybersecurity professionals are in demand, investments in cybersecurity technologies are at all-time highs, and state and national regulations abound. The US government issued a new cybersecurity strategy memo in early March, calli
This year millions of people have tried and been wowed by artificial-intelligence systems. That is in no small part thanks to OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT. When it launched last year, the chatbot became an instant hit among students, many of whom embraced it as a tool to write essays and finish homework. Some media outlets went as far as to declare that the college essay is dead. Alarmed by an influx of AI-generated essays, schools around the world moved swiftly to ban the use of the technology.
In the era of cyber wars, AI, and drones, wars are still being fought with 20th-century weapons that require massive amounts of ammunition. Russia is sending a delegation to North Korea to offer food in exchange for weapons, US national security spokesman. He said any arms deal between North Korea and Russia would violate UN Security Council resolutions. The US has previously accused North Korea of supplying arms to the Russian military in Ukraine and the Wagner group of Russian mercenaries.
Big-data analytics firm Databricks Inc. has emerged as an unlikely player in the generative artificial intelligence space. Databricks is open-sourcing a new AI model that it claims is “as magical as ChatGPT,” despite being trained on far less data in less than three hours using a single machine.
Databricks announced in a blog post today that it’s making what it calls ‘Dolly’ available for anyone to use, for any purpose, as an open-source model, together with all its training code and instruction
Google has launched Bard, yes Bard, the search giant’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing Chat. Unlike Bing Chat, Bard does not look up search results, all the information it returns is generated by the model itself. But it is still designed to help users brainstorm and answer queries. Google wants Bard to become an integral part of the Google Search experience.
In a recent live demo, Google demonstrated that Bard came up with ideas for a child’s bunny-themed birthday party and g
Interested in using ChatGPT? It’s all the rage. Information and instructions can be found here: https://openai.com/pricing You can establish and account and begin using the service. The following is an easy way to learn and understand its capabilities.
ChatGPT's advanced capabilities have created a huge demand, with the 'app' accumulating over 100 million users within two months of launching. One of the biggest standout featu
A few years ago, Red Sky Alliance announced a new service named “Rocket Jot.” The service allowed a user to enter some/any topic terms, and in less than a minute, a complete written report was delivered in Word format to the user. The report often sounded a little like “robot speech” but was still complete and could be the basis for a “better” report with some grammar checking and additional sentences. It also delivered a complete list of sources used for the report. We offered the service
Future Shock was a book from the 1970’s that referenced what happens when people are no longer able to cope with the pace of change. Whether you have noticed it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is currently impacting every industry and almost every aspect of life. AI-powered tools can now create legal documents, write reports and even teach you about a specific topic from a simple text prompt. AI is even being used to assist with fraud detection, diagnose diseases and help with ensuring
At the end of November 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT, the new interface for its Large Language Model (LLM), which instantly created a flurry of interest in AI and its possible uses. However, ChatGPT has also added some spice to the modern cyber threat landscape as it quickly became apparent that code generation can help less-skilled threat actors effortlessly launch cyber-attacks.
Check Point Research’s (CPR) previously reported and described how ChatGPT successfully conducted a full infection
In the past several weeks, our analysts were asked their opinions of what they believe will be the most pressing cyber security issues for the upcoming year. I told them that you really can’t be wrong, as the malware used by all levels of hackers – is constantly changing. Our job as cyber security professional is to try our best, based upon what we have seen recently, to identify immediate challenges in our profession.
Are we guessing…… or do we use facts and evidence to make our expectations
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to recognize whether a tissue image contains a tumor. However, exactly how it makes its decision has remained a mystery until now. A team from the Research Center for Protein Diagnostics (PRODI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing a new approach that will render an AI’s decision transparent and thus trustworthy. The researchers describe the approach in their journal Medical Image Analysis.
For the study, experts from the Ruhr-Universität’s S
‘AI cannot be an excuse’: What happens when Meta’s chatbot brands a college professor a terrorist? Chatbots can often be wrong. Is there any recourse?
Marietje Schaake has had a long and distinguished career. She has been an advisor to the US ambassador to the Netherlands and consulted with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 10 years, she was a member of the European Parliament, crafting laws that covered hundreds of millions of people, focusing specifically on digital freedoms. Sh
Accountants may remember this phrase, “Figures do not lie, but liars’ figure.” After questioning some data results, people later were informed that when, the answer given was, “This is what the computer results showed.” As business people, there is a new “Expert” on its way and arguing with it may be useless.
In June 2022, Microsoft released the Microsoft Responsible Ai Standard, v2. Its stated purpose is to “define product development requirements for responsible Ai.” Perhaps surprisingl
If Artificial Intelligence applications (Ai) like Alexa really can convert voices, using less than a minute of recorded voice into real-time speech, it opens the door to dystopian gaslighting to a whole new level. This could be frightening, creepy, disturbing and maybe even criminal. The definition of gaslighting according to Merriam-Webster: psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, pe
Scientists and technology visionaries have envisioned a day when computers become so powerful that they become smarter than the human race. There is no shortage of science fiction stories and movies about robot uprisings. We are still far from that scary scenario (we hope), but at the same time, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer sci-fi. Many applications of AI abound today in business and it is now being used in some creative professions.
New behavioral experiments by Alok Gupta from the
Humanoid robot called “Jia Jia” was created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China and was presented at a conference in Shanghai at the beginning of 2017. Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily lifelike robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China. This was five years ago and was billed as China’s first human-like robot. 2022 - The Brave New World is in full force.
Are hackers better at using AI than defenders? “There are three parts of any security strategy. You want to be able to detect, to prevent, and to respond,” says the Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies. “It turns out that in the 'detect' area, we are well underway. If you are using a security event information-management service or managed-security service provider, and they are not already using high degrees of advanced machine intelligence to detect threats, you already lost
Creating human-like AI is about more than mimicking human behavior technology must also be able to process information, or ‘think’, like humans too if it is to be fully relied upon. New research, published in the journal Patterns and led by the University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology and Neuroscience, uses 3D modeling to analyze the way Deep Neural Networks are part of the broader family of machine learning process information, to visualize how their information processing matches that of
A US Pentagon official recently said he resigned his post because US cybersecurity is allegedly no match for China, calling it 'kindergarten level.' This senior cybersecurity official Nicholas Chaillan said he quit because he thought it was impossible for the US to compete with China on artificial intelligence (AI). He joined the US Air Force as its first chief software officer in August 2018 and worked to equip this branch and the Pentagon with the most secure and advanced software available.
Walmart wants to learn whether robotic deliveries can fit into with its retail operations so it is launching a pilot program with General Motors funded electric automobile company Cruise, using the tech startup’s electric, self-driving to deliver groceries and other goods to suburban Phoenix customers.
The project will begin sometime in early 2021 and will use battery-powered vehicles in Cruise’s test fleet in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tom Ward, Walmart’s senior vice president for customer product, s
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