Top 3 Things to Remember to Prepare For the Malicious Use of AI

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The Scoop: Artificial Intelligence is one of the most talked about topics in the digital world. However, there will always be the possibility that AI will be abused by other people for nefarious reasons. Here’s how you can prepare for the malicious use of AI.

Artificial Intelligence is almost everywhere. Maybe it probably is everywhere already with Big Data helping it out. AI has become more and more incorporated into our lives. Especially in the business industry where content marketing and Search Engine Optimization of SEO are just a few of those industries with AI capable of assisting.

The Possible Threats of AI

AI is not only applied in the confines of the monitors of your computer. AI is also used on your phones, your homes such as Amazon’s Alexa and in retail or personal robots.

One of the dangers where hackers can strike is with personal robots. Although not all can get to avail them, they can cost wealthy families and companies a lot. Hacked retail robots can assault customers that they are supposed to be welcoming by showing unsolicited porn and demanding of bitcoins. Check how one robot was hacked experimentally to see how vulnerable they are.

If this happens, this is going to cost your company money and tarnishing your reputation in the process.

How to Prepare for Such A Threat

AI is meant to assist and help people by manning the simple and routine task to enable human workers to tackle more pressing matters at work. However, not all people see AI in that way. Some of them see AI as an opportunity to exploit and get users to bend to their demands or ransoms.

Due to that threat, 26 experts on the security of technologies from 14 institutions have authored a 100-page research paper. The paper discusses the possible dangers and ways of preventing and mitigating the problem.

Here are the top 3 things to remember to prepare for the malicious use of AI.

Know that AI is a Double-Edged Sword

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As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. AI is a very powerful thing that can happen in the digital world. Now that the digital world is coming to the offline world, the role AI plays matter. If AI can give useful to people, it is also not immune to do evil to them.

Therefore, it is essential to know the advantages and disadvantages before incorporating AI in your company. This way, you will be able to plan to enhance the benefits and lessen the disadvantages that AI can give.

Spread the Discussion for a Broader Reach

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When AI goes wrong, it won’t be affecting only one place and one industry. The whole world is going to be affected when such a threat is released. Therefore, it is essential that not only the business industry and business owners are informed with these kinds of information. Other people should be informed as well and be educated such as businessmen, security experts, ethicist, the general public and more.

Educate Yourself on Cybersecurity

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The cybersecurity community dedicated their time and efforts to ensure the safety of the users when technology is released or already in use. These people hack and break into these technologies to find some vulnerable spots that will compromise technology safety from hackers and cybercriminals.

Therefore, it is recommended that you watch and learn from these activities to equip yourself with cybersecurity knowledge.

Be Alert and On the Watch for AI Abuse

Like mentioned. Not all people get to see AI for what it is, an assistant to humankind to make work and life more manageable. Education about the AI can and can’t do is the best way for you to supplement your knowledge about it before getting it for your company, home, or life.

So what do you think about the things to consider to prepare for the malicious use of AI?

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