Among the many concerns that AI raises is the possibility of wiping out a large portion of the human workforce by eliminating the need for manual labour. But it will simultaneously liberate humans from having to perform tedious, repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on more complex and rewarding projects, or simply take some much-needed time off.
Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announced that it has won the AI & Machine Learning Award at the 2022 Go:Tech Awards. Backed by Business Leader, one of the UK's leading business titles, the annual Go:Tech Awards celebrate the UK's tech pioneers and innovators. Darktrace was named winner in the AI & Machine Learning category, an award which showcases pioneers in the artificial intelligence space. Darktrace was the first to apply artificial intelligence to the challenge of cyber security when it brought'Self-Learning AI' to market in 2013. The technology works by learning a sense of'self' for the organization it is defending, enabling it to understand if a cyber-attack is occurring and then to interrupt the malicious activity in real time.
We're living in an age when online safety has extended well beyond DDoS attacks, phishing and ransomware In recent years, professional disruptors and even nation states have turned to spreading disinformation and fomenting a sense of "post-truth" to advance their agendas. When the tech community doesn't intervene, the results are horrific, ranging from bullying and violence to massive public health risks and even coups d'état. The internet has evolved from a mere "information superhighway" into a virtual town hall, with community discourse at the heart of our experiences. While social platforms are home to the lion's share of this discussion, it's taking place in an increasingly decentralised landscape, with dating apps, Telegram groups for every topic, Discord servers for esports communities, and even file sharing repositories all serving as hubs for vibrant conversations. If your technology encompasses any type of community component, then this is no longer an issue that you can ignore, because to do so is to put your audience's lives at risk – not to mention your brand reputation.
If your business uses third parties to support core operations (and most do, from SMEs to corporates), you'll know they need to access essential data. Without this, they can't deliver the services you require Therefore, alongside this new relationship between you and your third party suppliers, comes a new responsibility for you. You now have an ethical and legal onus to protect the customer information entrusted to you. The devastation that a data breach leaves in its wake is obvious. And the media reports that accompany data breaches leave no doubt as to the financial and human consequences. At the same time, ongoing research into risk management, auditing, information security and supply-chain risk management hasn't stemmed the data breach tide.