Cyber-Security

The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery

Think that AI will help put a stop to fake news? The US military isn’t so sure. The Department of Defense is funding a project that will try to determine whether the increasingly real-looking fake video and audio generated by artificial intelligence might soon be…

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Researchers are using virtual-reality to train drones

Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich,…

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With this tool, AI could identify new malware as readily as it recognizes cats

  From ransomware to botnets, malware takes seemingly endless forms, and it’s forever proliferating. Try as we might, the humans who would defend our computers from it are drowning in the onslaught, so they are turning to AI for help. There’s just one problem: machine-learning…

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It’s time to think differently about cyber security

Whilst the Fourth Industrial Revolution is opening up new opportunities for organizations to embrace emerging technologies, rethink business models and improve the lives of employees and customers, it also has a darker side – increased security risks. The recent unprecedented WannaCry ransomware attack that affected…

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What is Ransomware?

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on the answers to these questions. You…

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