Global AI experts sound the alarm
“It is troubling, but necessary, to consider the implications of superhuman hacking, surveillance, persuasion, and physical target identification,”
– says newly-published report
The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation is available to download and read at www.maliciousaireport.com
Leading researchers co-author unique report warning of the malicious use of AI in the coming decade
By Stuart Roberts
Twenty-six experts on the security implications of emerging technologies have jointly authored a ground-breaking report – sounding the alarm about the potential malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) by rogue states, criminals, and terrorists.
Forecasting rapid growth in cyber-crime and the misuse of drones during the next decade – as well as an unprecedented rise in the use of ‘bots’ to manipulate everything from elections to the news agenda and social media – the report is a clarion call for governments and corporations worldwide to address the clear and present danger inherent in the myriad applications of AI.
However, the report – The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation – also recommends interventions to mitigate the threats posed by the malicious use of AI:
- Policy-makers and technical researchers need to work together now to understand and prepare for the malicious use of AI.
- AI has many positive applications, but is a dual-use technology and AI researchers and engineers should be mindful of and proactive about the potential for its misuse.
- Best practices can and should be learned from disciplines with a longer history of handling dual use risks, such as computer security.
- The range of stakeholders engaging with preventing and mitigating the risks of malicious use of AI should be actively expanded.
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