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Where AI meets cybersecurity: Opportunities, challenges and risks so far - SiliconANGLE


As evidenced by the example of ChatGPT, artificial intelligence is advancing in unprecedented directions to solve exciting new problems. But, as AI is being pointed toward critical cybersecurity operations, do the gains outweigh the potential risks and concerns? "You should be worried," said Andy Thurai (pictured), vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research Inc. "The problem people don't realize is that ChatGPT, being a new, shiny object, it's all the craze that's about. But the problem is that most of the content that's produced either by ChatGPT or others are assets with no warranties, accountability or whatsoever. If it is content, it's OK. But if it is something like code that you use, then it's mostly not."

Warn your children: Robots and AI are coming for their careers


For five years or so, I have been running around as a pale imitation of Paul Revere, yelling, "The robots are coming! At schools, social settings, with family and friends, or even to complete strangers with whom I fell into conversations, I have uttered the same warning: "It's critical that you or your children identify a career -- now -- that won't be taken over by robots and artificial intelligence." My particular midnight ride started well before the pandemic reared its ugly head. But the pandemic may have planted a seed in the minds of certain CEOs that human beings are the weakest link on their chain to profit and prosperity. When the first "Terminator" movie was released -- eerily enough, in 1984 -- the world was introduced to Cyberdyne Systems and its "Skynet" artificial superintelligence system, which not only gained self-awareness but realized it could do everything infinitely faster and better than its human creators. Well, ever since that movie got people asking, "What if," the fictional theme -- and warnings about AI -- have been morphing into reality. The latest example of a technology poised to replace a human workforce is ChatGPT, the chatbot auto-generative system created by Open AI for online customer care. It is a pre-trained generative chat, which makes use of natural language processing, or NLP. The source of its data is textbooks, websites and various articles, which it uses to model its own language for responding to human interaction. It's certainly not a stretch to believe that any number of CEOs might think, "Interesting… A self-teaching artificial intelligence system that won't call in sick, doesn't need to be fed or to take bathroom breaks, does not require health care, but can and will work 24/7/365." Not shockingly, it has been reported that Microsoft, which is laying off 10,000 people, announced a "multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment" in this revolutionary technology, which apparently is growing smarter by the day. Pengcheng Shi, an associate dean in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, warned in an interview with the New York Post: "AI is replacing the white-collar workers.

US firms pumping billions into China's AI sector

FOX News

Chief national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports that the U.S. will only shoot down the Chinese spy balloon if officials can assure zero civilian casualties. U.S. investors were involved in at least 37% of all investment transactions in China's artificial intelligence, or AI, sector between 2015 and 2021, according to a new report. Georgetown University's Center for Security and Emerging Technology found that $40.2 billion of the total money raised by all Chinese AI companies over this time period had U.S. backing. However, the center couldn't determine what percentage of that amount came from U.S. investors or investors abroad. The money went to 251 Chinese AI companies, and 91% of the U.S. investment came as venture capital to earlier-stage businesses.

There's something very wrong with this roast dinner… can YOU work out what it is?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Potatoes, Yorkshire puds, gravy, meat and veggies - the Sunday Roast is a meal integral to British identity. It is believed to have its origins in medieval times, around the 12th century, when village serfs were rewarded with roasted ox by their masters after church. At first glance, these plates show golden roast potatoes, billowing Yorkshire puddings, a perfectly juicy joint and lashings of gorgeous gravy. But take a closer look and the traditional dish appears more and more suspicious. Artificial intelligence has generated several photos of the traditional dinner, including all the trimmings. A user on Reddit shared the images, however it was unclear how the AI created the pictures or what software was used.

Brutal cold snap hits northeastern US, shattering record lows

Al Jazeera

A dangerous combination of record-setting cold temperatures and powerful winds have buffeted the northeastern United States. On Saturday, New Hampshire's Mount Washington recorded a wind chill, a measure of how the combined effect of air and wind feels to the skin, of -78 Celsius (-108 Fahrenheit), which appeared to be the lowest ever in the United States. The air temperature at the peak reached -44C (-47F), with winds gusting near 160km/h (100 mph), according to the Mount Washington Observatory. In Boston, where officials closed down the public school system on Friday due to the impending freeze, the low temperature hit -23C (-10 F), shattering the day's record set more than a century ago, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. In Providence, Rhode Island, the mercury dropped to -23C (-9F), well below the previous all-time low of -19C (-2F), set in 1918.

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) in AI development – Towards AI


Originally published on Towards AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a subject that has been discussed almost everywhere. It continuously gets so popular that it permeates practically every field, from the business world to the entertainment industry. This technology, however, is more than simply a fad; it's a serious means through which businesses may boost their productivity. As a result of the proliferation of use cases demonstrating how AI improved various operations, an increasing number of businesses have realized that AI and other forms of cutting-edge technology are the new arenas in which to compete.



Capitalism aims to convert ambition to success. Its alchemy of incentives fosters a relentless pursuit of economic opportunity from things we crave: food, shelter, bigger iPhones, desirable mates. Our hunger for wealth and love drives us to work and create -- capitalism's genius is finding new avenues for that drive. The philosopher's stone of capitalism is technological innovation. It's no accident capitalism flourished and spread across the globe contemporaneously with the adoption of new technologies in production, transport, and information.

Regulating AI: Will It Be Enough to Keep Us Safe from Its Dangers? - Bytefeed - News Powered by AI


Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making a lot of headlines lately, and with good reason. AI is quickly becoming more and more sophisticated, allowing it to be used in a variety of ways that can benefit both businesses and individuals alike. But while the potential benefits are clear, there's also some concern about how these powerful technologies may be misused or abused by those who don't have our best interests at heart. As such, many governments around the world are looking into various forms of regulation for AI technology as they seek to protect their citizens from any potentially negative consequences that could arise from its misuse. However, despite this increased focus on regulating AI technology for safety purposes – one thing remains unclear: How effective will this form of regulation really end up being?

Quad Accepts To Use Artificial Intelligence To Improve Cyber Security - AI Next


According to the White House, the informal Quad alliance of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States has decided to deploy machine learning and other cutting-edge technology to improve cyber security. During a meeting of the Quad Senior Cyber Group on January 30 and 31, representatives from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to advancing an inclusive, free, and open Indo-Pacific region, according to the statement. The Group pledged to use machine learning and related cutting-edge technologies in the long run to improve cyber security and create secure channels for private sector threat information sharing and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT), according to a statement released by the White House on Thursday. It added that these goals are a key component of the group's forward-thinking, cutting-edge work plan. The group also committed to developing a framework and methodology for ensuring supply chain security and resilience for information communication technologies (ICT) and operational technology (OT) systems of critical sectors.

Assistant Professor Position at University of Maryland - College Park, MD, United States


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for exceptionally qualified candidates to apply for tenure-track faculty positions, with a target start date of August 2023 or later. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in the Design and Industrial AI area. Exceptional candidates with expertise outside these areas are also welcome to apply. Qualifications: Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have received or expect to receive their PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline prior to employment. Additionally, candidates should be creative and adaptable, and have a high potential for both research and teaching.