With warnings coming fast and furious from tech visionaries as diverse as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and the late Stephen Hawking, to name a few, most of us are conditioned to think of the possible dangers of artificial intelligence in the wrong hands. While armies of AI-powered human-like robots have not yet emerged, AI is being harnessed by bad actors in the creation of “smart malware” that infiltrates traditional defenses by using predictive technology.
But if that’s the case, can’t the opposite also be true? Can AI be used to turn against malware?
Experts emphatically say yes.
Artificial intelligence as a tool to stop the bad guys is a clear example of how the technology can be used in good ways, something that some experts think isn’t emphasized enough.