In the aftermath of the German U-boat campaign in the First World War, many in Europe and the United States argued that submarines were immoral and should be outlawed. The British Admiralty supported this view, and as Blair has described, even offered to abolish their submarine force if other nations followed suit. While British proposals to ban submarines in 1922 and 1930 were defeated, restrictions on their use where imposed that mandated that submarines could not attack a ship until such ships crews and passengers were placed in safety. This reaction to the development of a new means of war is illustrative of the type of ethical and legal challenges that must be addressed as military organizations adopt greater human-machine integration.
"Artificial Intelligence has been inserted into our lives in different ways, without us noticing it," said former US President Barack Obama in an interview. In truth, we use intelligent services and products on a daily basis. Learning algorithms drive cars and planes; help us find information, fight online fraud, money laundering, and much more. However, conversations around Artificial Intelligence (AI) reveal that general opinion still considers it a potentially dangerous "super-intelligence", which could one day end up turning against humanity. Many other erroneous beliefs challenge the perception of "benevolent Artificial Intelligence".
There's no denying the crisis created by a sudden rise in automated phishing attacks. And while IT leaders are using AI to take security to the next level, what if this technology falls into the wrong hands- the bad guys? The dawn of the internet and advances in computing means we're able to trigger an exact solution to complex problems in diverse areas – ranging from astrophysics and biological systems to automation and precision. But at the same time, these systems are inherently vulnerable to cyber threats. In this fast-paced world where innovations come and go in the blink of the eye, cybersecurity remains top-of-mind, especially for companies dabbling with data-rich transformations such as the Internet of Things (IoT).